A MASTERWORKS FROM THE HEART OF WAKANDA!
Collected for the first time ever, the Marvel Masterworks bring you the ground- breaking, trend-setting Black Panther from Jungle Action! In 1973, comics’ first African super hero took the headlining slot in an ambitious ongoing series, beginning a 13-issue epic unprecedented in its time.
Writer Don McGregor teamed with artists Rich Buckler and Billy Graham to tell “Panther’s Rage,” a story so huge it ranges across the savannah, into the deepest jungles and up to the snow-topped mountains of Wakanda.
Over its course McGregor & Co. would define T’Challa, give full depth and life to the Wakandas and their culture, while pitting the Panther against the murderous Erik Killmonger for control of the kingdom.
Not one to rest on his laurels, McGregor then set out to raise the bar once again, sending T’Challa to the American South to investigate the murder of Angela Lynne and its connection to the Klan and the history of the Soul Strangler. A challenging storyline by a challenging storyteller, you’ll read it and so much more in this much anticipated hardcover classic!
This extensive collection is also planned to include never-before seen historical pieces like pages from the unpublished Jungle Action #25, which would have advanced the Panther Vs. The Klan storyline.
In addition, there will be an in-depth introduction by Don McGregor, including his experiences in the Marvel bullpen of the early 1970's (in the photos below, looking at art from Jungle Action #19, climbing up on the desk to act out a "panther pose", and working with his friend the late great artist Billy Graham)
This is perhaps the most ambitious Marvel Masterworks collection ever, as befits the storyteller who broke the mold of conventional comics over and over, creating novels of art and prose that are still vital and powerful almost four decades later.
Click HERE to visit the Marvel Masterworks Jungle Action page at Marvel Comics!
From my first comics series on a regular basis, in the early 1970s, for Marvel to my first graphic novels, SABRE (written in 1976-77) and DETECTIVES INC. (1969, in a rare, seldom seen edition and 1981, from Eclipse), I wanted to give the audiences stories that meant something to me, with characters they hopefully would come to care passionately about.