Created by Marvel Comics’ driving force, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, in 1966, the Black Panther series is finally coming to DVD for the first time ever. With guest appearances by the X-Men and Captain America, the show’s six episodes are filled with thrilling action, stunning visuals and an explosive soundtrack as he leaps from the comic book pages into homes everywhere.  Originally broadcast on the Australian children’s channel ABC3 in January 2010, the Black Panther is now on DVD for everyone to enjoy.

It was inspired by the popular graphic novel from acclaimed filmmaker/writer/producer Reginald Hudlin and renowned comic book artist John Romita Jr.  ‘Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther’ takes viewers on an exhilarating journey, which includes battle scenes, love stories and political intrigue.  As you enjoy the storyline you’ll be pulled into panoramic vistas, brilliant visual design and intense action penned by John Romita, Jr. himself. 

The Black Panther is no ordinary superhero; he’s the king of the scientifically superior country of Wakanda.  A family of warrior-kings possessing superior speed, strength and agility has governed this mysterious nation as long as time itself. The latest in this famed line is young King T’Challa, the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther.

Now, outsiders once again threaten to invade and plunder Wakanda. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of T’Challa’s murdered father on his hands, who brings with him a strong army of super-powered mercenaries. Even with Wakanda’s might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against this deadly invading force?

Starring the voice talents of Djimon Hounsou (‘Stargate’, ‘Constantine’) as Black Panther; music artist and actress Jill Scott as Storm; Kerry Washington (‘Fantastic Four’) as Princess Shuri; Alfre Woodard (‘True Blood’) as both Dondi Reese and Queen Mother; Carl Lumbly (‘Alias’) as Uncle S’Yan; and the legendary Stan Lee as General Wallace, the ‘Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther’ DVD is packed with extensive bonus content and a graphic rich cover, plus a unique replica of a comic book-style plastic sleeve packaging that connects the comic book to the DVD set.  The suggested retail price of this set is $14.97.