Black Panther (Vol. 3)

 BLP3   (Marvel, 2005–2009)

™ and © Marvel Characters, Inc.

Black Panther has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters, and I had high hopes for this take. But “disappointing” is an understatement. The story follows the legend of the Black Panther from the 5th century to today. This on its own would be an interesting direction for the story. Unfortunately, the execution is poor. Two major glaring points detract from the overall package and lend credence to the fact that not everyone can write comics, even if they have come from the world of film and television. The first is Reginald Hudlin’s dialogue. Warriors from the 5th century didn’t speak like that, and on the printed page the words look even sillier. Second is the use of a racial slur by a government official in mixed company in the White House during a meeting. In today’s era, would this happen? The one highlight of the issue is the art of John Romita Jr. Though his work has definitely looked better elsewhere, it stands out as the high point here.

— Ian M. Feller

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#1

  4/1/2005
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 Reginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

#1 Variation A

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Variant coverReginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

#1 Variation B

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Essad Ribic cover; TC’halla versus Captain America variant coverReginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

#2

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1st Appearance of ShuriReginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

#3

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 Reginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

#4

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 Reginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

#5

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Versus KlawReginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

#6

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 Reginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

#7

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House of M tie-inReginald HudlinTrevor Hairsine

#8

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Versus Super-Apes; Howling Commandos previewReginald Hudlin, Keith GiffenDavid Yardin, Eduardo Francisco

#8 Variation A

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Variant edition; Storm in foreground, Black Panther in backgroundReginald HudlinDavid Yardin

#9

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Versus Super-ApesReginald HudlinDavid Yardin

#10

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 Reginald HudlinScot Eaton

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1st Appearance Arabian Knight IIReginald HudlinScot Eaton

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 Reginald HudlinScot Eaton

#18

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Wedding of Storm & Black Panther; Civil War; Wraparound cover; 48 pagesReginald Hudlin, Jim McCannScot Eaton, Kaare Andrews

#18 Variation A

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Variant cover by Michael Turner; Wedding of Storm & Black Panther; Civil War; 48 pagesReginald Hudlin, Jim McCannScot Eaton, Kaare Andrews

#19

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 Reginald HudlinScot Eaton

#20

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 Reginald HudlinManuel Garcia

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Civil War tie inReginald HudlinManuel Garcia

#21 (2nd printing)

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Civil War tie inReginald HudlinManuel Garcia

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Civil War tie inReginald HudlinManuel Garcia

#23

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1st Appearance of Tom Foster; Civil War tie-inReginald HudlinKoi Turnbull

#24

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Civil War tie inReginald HudlinMarcus To, Koi Turnbull

#25

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Civil War tie inReginald HudlinMarcus To

#25 Variation A

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Aspen Exclusive variant by Michael Turner; Civil War tie inReginald HudlinMarcus To

#26

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Civil War tie-InReginald HudlinFrancis Portela

#27

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 Reginald HudlinFrancis Portela

#28

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Versus Marvel ZombiesReginald HudlinFrancis Portela

#29

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Versus Marvel ZombiesReginald HudlinFrancis Portela

#30

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Marvel Zombies Cover; Initiative Tie-InReginald HudlinFrancis Portela

#31

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Versus Psycho-ManReginald HudlinFrancis Portela

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 Reginald HudlinFrancis Portela

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 Reginald HudlinAndrea DiVito

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 Reginald HudlinCafu

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Includes Moon Knight #20 previewReginald HudlinFrancis Portela

#36 Variation A

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Skrull variant; Includes Moon Knight #20 previewReginald HudlinFrancis Portela

#37

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 Reginald HudlinFrancis Portela

#38

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Death of KillmongerReginald HudlinFrancis Portela, Carlos Rodriguez, Kevin Sharpe

#39

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Secret Invasion Tie-InJason AaronJefte Palo

#39 (2nd printing)

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Secret InvasionJason AaronJefte Palo

#40

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Secret Invasion tie-inJason AaronJefte Palo

#40 (2nd printing)

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2nd Printing; Secret Invasion tie-inJason AaronJefte Palo

#41

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Final issue; Secret invasion tie-inJason AaronJefte Palo

Annual #1

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 Reginald HudlinLarry Stroman, Ken Lashley

Book #1

 
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Collects Black Panther (Vol. 3) #1-6; ca. 2006Reginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
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Collects Black Panther (Vol. 3) #1-6 and Fantastic Four #52-53; ca. 2009Reginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

Book #1 (3rd printing)

 
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Collects Black Panther Vol. 3 #1-6 and Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #52-53  

Book #1 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects Black Panther (Vol. 3) #1-6; ca. 2005Reginald HudlinJohn Romita Jr.

Book #2

 
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Collects Black Panther (Vol. 3) #10-13; ca. 2006Reginald HudlinScot Eaton

Book #3

 
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Collects Black Panther (Vol. 3) #14-18; ca. 2006Reginald HudlinScot Eaton

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Collects Black Panther (Vol. 3) #26–30; ca. 2007Reginald HudlinFrancis Portela

Book #5

 
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Collects Black Panther (Vol. 3) #31-34; ca. 2008Reginald HudlinFrancis Portela, Andrea DiVito, Cafu

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Collects Black Panther (Vol. 3) #35-38 and Annual #1; ca. 2008Reginald HudlinFrancis Portela, Carlos Rodriguez, Kevin Sharpe, Cafu, Larry Stroman, Ken Lashley

Book #7

 
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Collects Black Panther (Vol. 3) #39-41; ca. 2009Jason AaronJefte Palo