FANTASTIC FOUR #52 (JULY 1966) WRITER: STAN LEE PENCILS: JACK KiRBY
The Black Panther and the super-science nation of Wakanda are introduced for the first time! After Reed Richards accepts the gift of a cool Magnetic-Wave Ship, they visit the deep jungles of Africa to participate in a special hunt hosted by the Wakandan chief, himself. Unbeknownst to the Fantastic Four, THEY are the prey to be hunted. This issue features Black Panther's stalking cape, cunning agility and high-tech toys like his Polarity Guns, the Devitalizing Pool and a pair of indestructible Titanium Cuffs. The story continues in Fantastic Four #53, in which the greedy villain, Ulysses Klaw, and the origins of Vibranium are presented. Both issues are vital to the Black Panther mythos and amazing reads.