The first black superhero in mainstream American comics was not Luke Cage or the Falcon, nor was it DC Comics' Tyroc, Black Lightning, or Green Lantern John Stewart. Several years before these early African-American heroes made the scene, the Black Panther debuted in Fantastic Four #52 in July 1966 and appeared in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The trailblazing lionheart was created by legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Stock up on Black Panther toys, action figures, statues and much more. Wakanda forever!