([February] 2005)

Marvel, 2005 Series
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Volume
1
Price
19.99 USD; 32.00 CAD
Pages
140
On-sale Date
2005-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
0-7851-1687-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785116875 51999
Editing
Jack Kirby (original); Jeff Youngquist (collection)

Issue Notes

Color reconstruction: Jerron Quality Color

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Panther / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Ernie Chan
Colors
Matt Milla

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
Jerron Quality Color
Letters
typeset

King Solomon's Frog! (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Panther / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
Jerron Quality Color (reconstruction)
Letters
Irving Watanabe ?

Characters
Black Panther; Abner Little; Princess Zanda
Reprints
Keywords
adventure; King Solomon's Frog

King Solomon's Frog! (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Panther / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
Dave Hunt
Letters
Mike Royer

Characters
Black Panther; The Collectors [Abner Little; Princess Zanda; Alfred Queely] (introduction); Ali Baba; Merlin; Hatch-22 (introduction)
Synopsis
Black Panther helps Abner Little, a member of the Collectors, recover the Brass Frog, an ancient time machine. Due to its dangerous nature, the Frog had previously been hidden away by the Black Panther's grandfather, Azzuri, but was taken by Alfred Queely, a fellow member of the Collectors. After getting the Frog, the Black Panther and Little are attacked by Princess Zanda, another member of the Collectors, for control of the artifact. During the battle, the Frog is activated and a mysterious creature, Hatch-22, appears.
Reprints
Keywords
adventure; djinn; helicopters; jet packs; King Solomon's Burial Chamber; King Solomon's Frog; Loch Ness Monster; nerve wave gun; science fiction; time machine

Indexer Notes

Kirby writes the series like a pulp adventure of the type that will be made popular again by the Indiana Jones movies, remote in style from the company's trends. His indictment of collectors' mentality is a metacommentary aimed at the comics market.

The Six-Million Year Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

Black Panther / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Jerron Quality Color (reconstruction)
Letters
Danny Crespi

Characters
Black Panther; Princess Zanda; Hatch-22
Reprints

The Six-Million Year Man (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Panther / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Mike Royer

Characters
Black Panther; The Collectors [Abner Little; Princess Zanda]; Hatch-22 (The Six-Million Year Man)
Synopsis
Hatch-22 demands to be returned to his own time in the future and mentally attacks Princess Zanda's men. The Black Panther is able to knock out Hatch-22. Princess Zanda joins with the Panther and Abner Little to travel to King Solomon's tomb to retrieve the other Brass Frog in order to complete the time machine and send Hatch-22 back to his own time.
Reprints
Keywords
adventure; bullet-proof vests; ectoplasm; King Solomon's Frog; microns (sub-atomic particles); science fiction; Sixth Era of Man; the Multi-Plane; time machine; time travel

Chaos in King Solomon's Tomb! (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Panther / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
Jerron Quality Color (reconstruction)
Letters
?

Characters
Black Panther; Abner Little; Princess Zanda
Reprints
Keywords
King Solomon's Tomb

Race Against Time (Table of Contents: 7)

Black Panther / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
Petra Goldberg [as P. Goldberg]
Letters
Mike Royer [as M. W. Royer]

Characters
Black Panther; The Collectors [Abner Little; Princess Zanda]; Hatch-22 (The Six-Million Year Man); Ogar
Synopsis
Black Panther, Abner Little and Princess Zanda survive the perils of King Solomon's tomb to find the second Brass Frog. With the two Frogs connected, the ancient time machine is complete and the Panther is able to send Hatch-22 back to his own time in the future.
Reprints
Keywords
adventure; King Solomon's Frog; King Solomon's Tomb; science fiction; the Multi-Plane; time machine; Wizard's Lock

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Black Panther / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Jerron Quality Color (reconstruction)
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Characters
Black Panther; Princess Zanda; Abner Little
Reprints

Friends or Foes (Table of Contents: 9)

Black Panther / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
Irene Vartanoff
Letters
Mike Royer

Characters
Black Panther; The Collectors [Princess Zanda; Abner Little; Count Zorba; Colonel Pigman; Silas Mourner]; Ogar; Sacred Samurai
Synopsis
The Panther and his companions accidentally destroy the brass frogs and escape King Solomon's Tomb as it collapses. They go to Princess Zanda's kingdom of Narobia, and the Panther is introduced to more Collectors. They want him to help them find a lost city of samurai.
Reprints
Keywords
adventure; Flame Chariot; helicopters; King Solomon's Frogs; King Solomon's Tomb; maps; Narobia (African country); time machine

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Black Panther / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia ?; John Verpoorten ?
Colors
Jerron Quality Color (reconstruction)
Letters
John Costanza

Characters
Black Panther; Yeti; Abner Little
Reprints

Quest for the Sacred Water-Skin!! (Table of Contents: 11)

Black Panther / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
Irene Vartanoff
Letters
Mike Royer

Characters
Black Panther; Guardian of the Gateway; the Collectors [Zanda; Abner Little; Colonel Pigman; Silas Mourner; Count Zorba]
Synopsis
The quest for the Sacred-Water-Skin begins. Black Panther battles a yeti.
Reprints
Keywords
adventure; immortality; nuclear weapons; Sacred Water Skin; samurais; yetis

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Black Panther / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Jerron Quality Color (reconstruction)
Letters
Dan Crespi ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Panther at bay! Trapped with Mr. Little in the City of Samurai!
Characters
Black Panther; Abner Little
Reprints
Keywords
samurais

A Cup of Youth (Table of Contents: 13)

Black Panther / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
Sam Kato
Letters
Mike Royer

Characters
Black Panther [T'Challa]; Abner Little; N'Gassi (introduction); General Jakarra (introduction, villain); Akiro; Shinzu; Senji
Synopsis
Black Panther and Abner Little travel to Samurai City as their search for the water of eternal youth continues. In Wakanda, General Jakarra, T'Challa's half-brother, stages a coup d'etat against T'Challa's regent, N'Gassi.
Reprints
Keywords
adventure; immortality; Sacred Water Skin; Samurai City; samurais; vibranium; Wakanda; Water of Immortality

Doom is the Song of the Drums! (Table of Contents: 14)

Black Panther / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Ernie Chan (signed)
Colors
Jerron Quality Color (reconstruction)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Characters
Black Panther
Reprints

Drums! (Table of Contents: 15)

Black Panther / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Royer
Colors
Irene Vartanoff
Letters
Mike Royer

Characters
Black Panther [T'Challa]; The Collectors [Abner Little; Princess Zanda; Count Zorba; Silas Mourner; Colonel Nigel Pigman]; N'Gassi; Joshua Itobo (introduction); General Jakarra (villain); Bashenga (origin flashback of the first Black Panther); Shinzu
Synopsis
T'Challa reveals the origin of the Black Panther cult and Wakanda's vibranium mound. Black Panther and Abner Little return to the Collectors and Little reveals he managed to steal a vial of the miracle water from Samurai City. But, the vial is broken in the ensuing fight among the Collectors for the vial and T'Challa returns to Wakanda. In Wakanda, General Jakarra exposes himself to raw vibranium hoping to gain power, but is mutated by the contamination.
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Keywords
adventure; helicopters; immortality; meteorites; nuclear weapons; Panther Cult; Samurai City; signal drums; submarines; vibranium; Wakanda; Water of Youth

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original unused cover for Fantastic Four #52.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; The Thing]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Black Panther / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don McGregor ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Glynis Wein ?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original design sketch of the early "Coal Tiger" concept.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Black Panther / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Letters
Jack Kirby

Indexer Notes

Original pencils Black Panther #5, page 12

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Black Panther / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby

Indexer Notes

Unused splash page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Black Panther / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby

Indexer Notes

Unused panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby

Characters
Ulysses Klaw

Indexer Notes

Unused panels from Fantastic Four #53

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Panther
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. King Solomon's Frog!
    Black Panther
  4. 3. King Solomon's Frog!
    Black Panther
  5. 4. The Six-Million Year Man!
    Black Panther
  6. 5. The Six-Million Year Man
    Black Panther
  7. 6. Chaos in King Solomon's Tomb!
    Black Panther
  8. 7. Race Against Time
    Black Panther
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Black Panther
  10. 9. Friends or Foes
    Black Panther
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Black Panther
  12. 11. Quest for the Sacred Water-Skin!!
    Black Panther
  13. 12. ["The Panther at bay! Trapped with Mr. Little in the City of Samurai!"]
    Black Panther
  14. 13. A Cup of Youth
    Black Panther
  15. 14. Doom is the Song of the Drums!
    Black Panther
  16. 15. Drums!
    Black Panther
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Fantastic Four
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Black Panther
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Black Panther
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Black Panther
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Black Panther
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. ["The Black Panther, as only Jack "King" Kirby could do it!"]
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