Marvel’s New Black Panther Variant Is A Superman And Spider-Man Hybrid

The new variant of T’Challa is more like the Man of Steel and friendly neighborhood Spider-Man than Black Panther fans know best.

The following contains spoilers for Avengers Forever #6, out June 1 from Marvel.

Marvel’s next Black Panther started on the same trail as Man of Steel before ending up taking on the role of Spider-Man.

avengers forever #6 by Jason Aaron (avengers, heroes reborn), artist Jim Towe (Spiderman/Deadpool), Cory Petit of Guru-eFX and VC is about to introduce what might be the most unexpected Black Panther variant yet. The latest iteration of T’Challa is not only far removed from the character’s typical origin story, but entirely from Earth, and it’s all thanks to the machinations of the Multiversal Masters of Evil.

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The story begins with T’Challa explaining how he can’t remember the names of his parents, or anyone else, because their entire history was purged by their killer – King Killmonger. T’Challa’s father’s connection to the Djalia, the spirit realm of their ancestors, gave him early insight into the threat of King Killmonger. Before the villain could arrive to eradicate their world, baby T’Challa’s parents sent him adrift in space. Eventually, T’Challa found his way to Chandilar, the throne world of the Shi’ar Empire, or at least its vast floating slums. Using what he had of Vibranium, T’Challa fashioned himself a costume that gives him what appears to be the same powers as Spider-Man, allowing him to protect Chandilar’s most vulnerable citizens as Sky Spider. .

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The appearance of Sky Spider in Avengers Forever#6 continues the ongoing story of the multiversal masters of evil on their violent crusade through the realities. While Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have faced off against both the threat of these villains and Mephisto’s Council of Reds in recent months, they’ve also made some unsettling discoveries along the way. These include the fact that Robbie Reyes, aka Ghost Rider, from the first Marvel Universe, is potentially both the All-Rider and an Omni-Avenger. The ongoing story also brought to light several variations of fan-favorite characters, such as Tony Stark from Earth-818. This version of Tony, who happens to be his reality’s Ant-Man, survived the apocalyptic wasteland left behind after Black Skull’s decimation of his world, giving him a potentially close bond with Sky Spider when the two finally cross paths.

avengers forever #6 goes on sale June 1.

Source: Marvel

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