Marvel’s Black Panther: The Illustrated History of a King

The Complete Comics Chronology

Written By: Dennis Culver, Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Elizabeth Breitweiser
From his first appearance in Fantastic Four #52 (1966) to his current New York Times best-selling solo series, the King of Wakanda has been a force to be reckoned with on the page—and now, on the silver screen. A veteran Avenger and a member of the Illuminati, T’Challa’s evolution from being a Jack Kirby and Stan Lee creation, to inspiring his own character-led film for Marvel Studios, to serving as a literal voice of the people and the state of race relations in twenty-first-century America has been legendary. As the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, Black Panther is a seminal figure in pop culture history.

This deluxe hardcover book not only covers the history and creation of the character but also features exclusive concept art, layout and sketch art, and interviews with key artists and writers from Black Panther’s robust archives. Cover art and exclusive art card by acclaimed artists Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Elizabeth Breitweiser.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 1/9/2018
ISBN: 9781683831853
Pages: 184
Trim Size: 11 x 14 x 1

  • About the Author 
  • Press
Dennis Culver, Author: Dennis Culver is a writer and artist whose work has been published by Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom! Studios, Stela, and Oni Press. He is the cocreator of the Eisner-nominated Edison Rex. He lives in Los Angeles with his feline best friend/worst enemy, Flirtcat.

Denys Cowan, Cover Artist: Denys Cowan is an American comic book artist and television producer. Denys first gained
prominence as the artist on The Question. Denys was one of the founders of Milestone Media,
and later produced and directed the animated series, Static Shock, based on the Milestone
character he co-created.
His comic book credits include Batman: Blind Justice, Deathlok, Fight For Tomorrow, Cap vs
Black Panther in Flags of Our Fathers, Steel, Prince (for DC Comics), and more recently,
Django Unchained, the critically acclaimed Deathstroke: Chicago, Black Racer & Shilo Norman
Special #1, and Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic.
Denys developed and produced the television series, The Boondocks. He later became Senior
Vice President of Animation for Black Entertainment Television. While at BET, he also
developed and was an Executive Producer on the animated Black Panther series.
Denys is featured in Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, in the episode titled, The Color
of Comics, focusing on the history of Milestone Media.
Alongside Reginald Hudlin and Derek Dingle, Denys has successfully launched Milestone 2.0.
One of Milestone’s first projects is a co-venture with DC Comics called Earth M, which
reintroduces the Dakota Universe of characters, including Icon & Rocket and Static Shock!.

Bill Sienkiewicz, Cover Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) Born Blakeslee, Pa.; is an Emmy-nominated, Eisner Award-winning Artist/Author. A descendant of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz, Bill is best known for redefining the visual language of Comics, expanding its boundaries as an art form, and influencing new generations of creators, by incorporating abstract and expressionist influences into comic art. Using every combination of mixed media: drawn, painted, collaged, photographed, and digital techniques, he has produced work for nearly every comic book company and illustration clients. In comics, he is most known for his work on Marvel's New Mutants, Elektra: Assassin, and his creator-owned graphic novel Stray Toasters, which have earned him major awards in the U.S. and abroad. Advertising and illustration clients include Disney, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Malpaso, The USA Olympics, Sony BMG, Activision, Ferrari. He also produces art for gallery exhibition.
His series The New Mutants (with writing partner Chris Claremont), is being made into a major motion picture directed by Josh Boone, from Fox Studios, due to premiere late 2018. Legion, another character from the New Mutants, has been made into a hit tv series from FX.