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10 Best Black Panther Comic Books

The Black Panther is one of Marvel’s oldest heroes — the first black hero in mainstream comic books and one of the industry’s most radical ever. We’ve grown a little used to the idea now, but at the time, a secret African nation with technology so advanced it humbled even the brilliant Reed Richards was quite a concept.

Now that the character is making his big-screen debut, here is the best of his catalogue. This list isn't in any particular order and serves as a list of every essential Black Panther comic book you should read to gain a deeper understanding of the character.

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10 Best Black Panther Comic Books

The Black Panther is one of Marvel’s oldest heroes — the first black hero in mainstream comic books and one of the industry’s most radical ever. We’ve grown a little used to the idea now, but at the time, a secret African nation with technology so advanced it humbled even the brilliant Reed Richards was quite a concept.

Now that the character is making his big-screen debut, here is the best of his catalogue. This list isn't in any particular order and serves as a list of every essential Black Panther comic book you should read to gain a deeper understanding of the character.

Panther's Rage

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What Comics to Read Before Doomsday Clock

The story of Doomsday Clock, a 12-part comic book event by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, is a sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic Watchmen story, one that sees Doctor Manhattan, Rorschach and the rest travel from their universe to the world of DC’s superheroes where they’ll cross paths with the likes of Batman and Superman.

If that sentence made your brain explode and cause your eyes to cross in confusion, then worry not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide for all the comics you should read to get every piece of the puzzle leading into Doomsday Clock.

As of this posting, Doomsday Clock #1 and #2 are out, with Issue #3 coming on January 24. The story takes place in DC continuity, so it wraps up at the end of the year, we will see all of the ramifications of the story on the larger DC Universe.

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Dark Phoenix, New X-Men and More Great Jean Grey Comics

Jean Grey is more than just a founding X-Men member. She is, in many ways, the quintessential X-Man: a person with a gift that they strive to use for good, despite the fear and anxiety it causes in themselves and others.

Or, it did. Jean was killed way back in 2003 during Grant Morrison and Phil Jimenez’s New X-Men run. While there’s an unspoken rule that any superhero that dies must eventually return, Jean’s death has lasted for a decade and a half — there's a whole generation of Marvel fans who’ve never known a modern X-team with her on it. But they’re about to. A five-issue miniseries by Matthew Rosenberg and Leinil Yu is coming this December called Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey that will bring Jean back from the grave, and then she'll be the leader of the new team called X-Men Red. Here are a few stories to help get you up to speed for one of the most hotly anticipated resurrections in years.

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Justice League Comics to Read Before the Movie

With the Justice League movie release on the horizon, now is the time to brush up on DC's premiere superhero group. Or maybe you're reading this article after seeing the movie and want to feast your eyeballs on more adventures featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest. Either way, we've got you covered.

Check out this list of must-read Justice League comics.

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If you just want to get up to speed for Zach Snyder’s upcoming movie, this might be the best way to do it. It’s not the grandest title on this list, but it might be the most contained, limiting itself to a fairly straightforward tale of how the whole gang got together. As DC Comics go, few paths are as well-trodden as a Justice League origin story — it’s been re-told more times than Batman’s been brought back from the dead. But Geoff Johns has a flair for clipping plots, and he gives this particular iteration of the story a thrilling momentum that emboldens the stakes. Speaking of Johns, he's the co-head of DC Films and has been deeply involved in the movie's creation, so what better Justice League comic to read than his?

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Best Digital Comics From the Marvel Generations Sale

Marvel’s gearing up for their big Marvel Legacy relaunch, which promises to bring a bit of cohesion to the Marvel Universe, and recenter the House of Ideas’ focus back on its core characters like Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Captain America. Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic will kick the initiative off in September with Marvel Legacy #1. But before that hits, we'll be treated to Generations, a series of time-bending, one-shot stories that see classic characters meet those who will eventually take up their mantles.

Comixology is offering a hugely discounted price on some digital titles featuring the characters that will be most prominently affected by Generations and Marvel Legacy. In short, if you want to be up to snuff on Marvel’s next big move, you should be taking advantage of this sale.

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