T'Challa is the king of Wakanda, an African nation that is the most technologically advanced society in the world and sits upon the largest deposit of an extremely rare natural resource called vibranium. As king, T'Challa bears the ceremonial title that has been born by all his predecessors. He is the spiritual leader of their nation, the defender of Wakanda, the hunter in the dark. T'Challa is... the Black Panther! Marvel Platinum: The Black Panther brings together the very best tales from the character's 50-plus years of history, including his first appearance, his origin and his greatest and most pivotal moments.