The character Black Panther makes an appearance in the latest Marvel film Captain America: Civil War with his own solo film coming in 2018 starring Chadwick Boseman. Black Panther has been around since 1966. Quick version of his story is that he is given the title of the king of Wakanda which is a very high tech place in Africa while maintaining old traditions such as the role of being Black Panther. The current one is named T'Challa and he is a bad ass even without his suit made from the metal that his country has called Vibranium. Its what Captain America's shield is made from. He kicks a lot of ass.
I was talking to a friend that has not seen almost any of these Marvel films and does not have a strong desire to about what I like most about BP and his story: he isn't a thug. He was never a thug. He is a prince that becomes king. He didn't have a troubled childhood in the mean streets that he had to fight his way out of. I love that. Why? Because I am so fucking sick of seeing it in films and from comic book characters that are Black. Yeah, I know there are some that are not like that like...shit. I am actually having trouble thinking of one. John Stewart Green Lantern maybe? Just checked. No. He seems like a dick.