“Black Panther 1 p 23”

“Black Panther 1 p 23” (1977)
by Jack Kirby (1917-1994) and Mike Royer (1941-)
11 x 17 in., ink on paper
Coppola Collection

Forty Years Ago!

Commemorating the upcoming Black Panther movie from Marvel Studios, a blast from the first named solo series, in 1977, from the Panther’s co-creator, Jack Kirby.

“King Solomon’s Frog”

An antiquities collector named Abner Little tells the Black Panther of a treasure known as King Solomon’s Frog. Working with Mister Little, they track the Frog to the home of another collector Alfred Queely.  Abner Little explains that King Solomon’s Frog is a time machine. The Frog was once part of the fabled treasure of King Solomon.

A warrior woman known as Princess Zanda sends a squad of flying men to capture the Frog.  Princess Zanda arrives ahead of them however and captures the Black Panther.

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