Friday, February 23, 2018

Black Panther (2018) creator credits

As per usual, I have composed an (imperfect) list of creators who were responsible for elements seen in a new Marvel Cinematic Universe picture - this time, the newly-released Black Panther. My master list is kept here and your gentle corrections/additions are always welcome (and credited, natch!).

Thanks to Patrick D. Ryall for his addition!

Christopher Priest: co-creator of Black Panther wearing a costume with golden necklace and lined with Vibranium to serve as body armor with Vibranium soles which allow him to walk along walls and anti-metal claws in his fingertips; T'Challa wearing a beard; Everett K. Ross, a clever U.S. government agent who finds himself aiding the Black Panther; The Dora Milaje, warrior women who serve as bodyguards for T'Challa and speak the language Hausa; Okoye, a stoic member of the Dora Milaje, ally of Nakia, faithful to T'Challa; Nakia, an expressive member of the Dora Milaje, ally of Okoye; Zuri, a wise old Wakandan warrior, friend of T'Chaka, guardian of T'Challa; Kimoyo, Wakandan technology used in Black Panther's costume (Black Panther #1, 1998); Nakia's romantic feelings for T'Challa (Black Panther #3, 1999); A white man in Wakanda being dubbed 'White Wolf' (Black Panther #4, 1999); Everett K. Ross being drawn into turmoil within Wakanda to help defend T'Challa's reign (Black Panther #11, 1999); Erik Killmonger battling T'Challa for the Black Panther identity and succeeding (Black Panther #20, 2000); Wakanda's Panther God identified as the Egyptian goddess Bast; Erik Killmonger dressing in the Black Panther costume (Black Panther #21, 2000); Wakanda fearing how the outside world would react to them if their true level of technology were known (Black Panther #27, 2001); Black Panther almost killing Klaw before a crowd of startled onlookers (Black Panther #29, 2001); T'Chaka serving as Black Panther during his rule of Wakanda; T'Chaka draping a tunic over his Black Panther costume (Black Panther #30, 2001); The Jabari dwelling in the snowy mountains of Wakanda (Black Panther #32, 2001); The Jabari, a Wakandan tribe to which M'Baku belongs (Black Panther #34, 2001)

Jack Kirby: creator of Wakanda's Vibranium mound falling into their land ages ago as a massive asteroid (Black Panther #7, 1978); T'Challa winning the title of Black Panther by defeating all challengers in one-on-one combat (Black Panther #8, 1978); co-creator of Bucky Barnes, a World War 2 veteran (Captain America Comics #1, 1941); Prince T'Challa, the Black Panther, ruler of Wakanda, son of T'Chaka, a skilled fighter and bearer of the ceremonial Black Panther costume and identity; Wakanda, a secretive African nation surrounded by mountains who conceal the true state of their technological development; The Wakandans' superior technology including communication devices and anti-gravity ships; The Techno-Jungle in Wakanda, trees which have been infused with technology; the massive panther statue which lies above Wakanda's labs (Fantastic Four #52, 1966); T'Chaka, king of Wakanda, father of T'Challa, killed, succeeded by his son; Vibranium, an extraterrestrial metal found only in Wakanda where it forms an entire mountain; Vibranium's ability to absorb kinetic energy; the Wakandans harvesting Vibranium for their technology; Ulysses Klaw, a white man who invaded Wakanda in the time of T'Chaka in order to steal its Vibranium; Klaw having lost his left hand; Klaw's sonic gun, built into his left arm, based on his study of Vibranium, releases sonic energy waves; The Heart-Shaped Herb which grows only in Wakanda and provides each Black Panther superior strength, agility and tracking senses (Fantastic Four #53, 1966)

Stan Lee: co-creator of Prince T'Challa, the Black Panther, ruler of Wakanda, son of T'Chaka, a skilled fighter and bearer of the ceremonial Black Panther costume and identity; Wakanda, a secretive African nation surrounded by mountains who conceal the true state of their technological development; The Wakandans' superior technology including communication devices and anti-gravity ships; The Techno-Jungle in Wakanda, trees which have been infused with technology; the massive panther statue which lies above Wakanda's labs (Fantastic Four #52, 1966); T'Chaka, king of Wakanda, father of T'Challa, killed, succeeded by his son; Vibranium, an extraterrestrial metal found only in Wakanda where it forms an entire mountain; Vibranium's ability to absorb kinetic energy; the Wakandans harvesting Vibranium for their technology; Ulysses Klaw, a white man who invaded Wakanda in the time of T'Chaka in order to steal its Vibranium; Klaw having lost his left hand; Klaw's sonic gun, built into his left arm, based on his study of Vibranium, releases sonic energy waves; The Heart-Shaped Herb which grows only in Wakanda and provides each Black Panther superior strength, agility and tracking senses (Fantastic Four #53, 1966)

Don McGregor: co-creator of Warrior Falls, a waterfall in Wakanda; Erik Killmonger, a Wakandan with dreadlocks who returned to his homeland in order to depose T'Challa and rule the country himself; Erik Killmonger defeating T'Challa in one-on-one combat and throwing him off Warrior Falls; Killmonger arming people with Wakandan weapons; W'Kabi's fiery temper (Jungle Action #6, 1973); T'Challa surviving the drop from Warrior Falls; Erik Killmonger's true Wakandan name, N'Jadaka, but chose Killmonger as his new name; Killmonger growing up in the United States; Erik Killmonger hating Klaw (Jungle Action #7, 1973); W'Kabi's xenophobic tendencies about outsiders; Wakandans behaving in a xenophobic manner about other nations, wishing to remain isolationist; T'Challa undergoing a special ceremony to receive the Heart-Shaped Herb (Jungle Action #9, 1974); The Black Panther wrestling a rhino to the ground by grabbing its horn (Jungle Action #9, 1974); Wakanda possessing snow-tipped mountains around its border (Jungle Action #12, 1974); Erik Killmonger dying after battle with T'Challa (Jungle Action #17, 1975); Ramonda, T'Challa's mother, queen of Wakanda (Marvel Comics Presents #37, 1989)

Mark Texeira: co-creator of Black Panther wearing a costume with golden necklace and lined with Vibranium to serve as body armor with Vibranium soles which allow him to walk along walls and anti-metal claws in his fingertips; T'Challa wearing a beard; Everett K. Ross, a clever U.S. government agent who finds himself aiding the Black Panther; The Dora Milaje, warrior women who serve as bodyguards for T'Challa and speak the language Hausa; Okoye, a stoic member of the Dora Milaje, ally of Nakia, faithful to T'Challa; Nakia, an expressive member of the Dora Milaje, ally of Okoye; Zuri, a wise old Wakandan warrior, friend of T'Chaka, guardian of T'Challa; Kimoyo, Wakandan technology used in Black Panther's costume (Black Panther #1, 1998); Nakia's romantic feelings for T'Challa (Black Panther #3, 1999); A white man in Wakanda being dubbed 'White Wolf' (Black Panther #4, 1999)

Rich Buckler: co-creator of Warrior Falls, a waterfall in Wakanda; Erik Killmonger, a Wakandan with dreadlocks who returned to his homeland in order to depose T'Challa and rule the country himself; Erik Killmonger defeating T'Challa in one-on-one combat and throwing him off Warrior Falls; Killmonger arming people with Wakandan weapons; W'Kabi's fiery temper (Jungle Action #6, 1973); T'Challa surviving the drop from Warrior Falls; Erik Killmonger's true Wakandan name, N'Jadaka, N'Jadaka, but chose Killmonger as his new name; Killmonger growing up in the United States; Erik Killmonger hating Klaw (Jungle Action #7, 1973); W'Kabi's xenophobic tendencies about outsiders; Wakandans behaving in a xenophobic manner about other nations, wishing to remain isolationist; T'Challa undergoing a special ceremony to receive the Heart-Shaped Herb (Jungle Action #9, 1974)

Sal Velluto: co-creator of Erik Killmonger battling T'Challa for the Black Panther identity and succeeding (Black Panther #20, 2000); Wakanda's Panther God identified as the Egyptian goddess Bast; Erik Killmonger dressing in the Black Panther costume (Black Panther #21, 2000); Wakanda fearing how the outside world would react to them if their true level of technology were known (Black Panther #27, 2001); Black Panther almost killing Klaw before a crowd of startled onlookers (Black Panther #29, 2001); The Jabari dwelling in the snowy mountains of Wakanda (Black Panther #32, 2001); Panthers lying within the branches of an acacia tree (Black Panther #43, 2002)

Bob Almond: co-creator of Erik Killmonger battling T'Challa for the Black Panther identity and succeeding (Black Panther #20, 2000); Wakanda's Panther God identified as the Egyptian goddess Bast; Erik Killmonger dressing in the Black Panther costume (Black Panther #21, 2000); Wakanda fearing how the outside world would react to them if their true level of technology were known (Black Panther #27, 2001); Black Panther almost killing Klaw before a crowd of startled onlookers (Black Panther #29, 2001); The Jabari dwelling in the snowy mountains of Wakanda (Black Panther #32, 2001); Panthers lying within the branches of an acacia tree (Black Panther #43, 2002)

Reginald Hudlin: co-creator of Shuri, T'Challa's younger sister; T'Challa having to face challengers for his title as Black Panther every year; Shuri seeking the Black Panther mantle (Black Panther #2); The Dora Milaje wearing red & gold battlesuits and shaving their heads; The Dora Milaje wielding Vibranium spears as weapons (Black Panther #3, 2005); Erik Killmonger wearing a wooden African mask (Black Panther #37, 2008); Zuri dying while trying to defend T'Challa (Black Panther #5, 2009)

Roy Thomas: co-creator of M'Baku, a Wakandan sometimes-ally sometimes-foe of T'Challa who worships a Gorilla God represented by a giant statue and wears gorilla skins; W'Kabi, a Wakandan security officer, ally of T'Challa (Avengers #62, 1969); Ulysses Klaw spelling his name 'Klaue' (Fantastic Four Unlimited #1, 1993); of the name Colonel Klaue (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #39, 1967)

Ta-Nehisi Coates: co-creator of Black Panther wearing a costume with silver necklace which enfolds his body using nanites (Black Panther #1, 2016); Djalia, a spiritual plane where Wakandan spirits reside; Black Panther's costumes absorbing energy into its Vibranium circuitry with a purplish glow, releasing that energy in destructive blasts (Black Panther #2, 2016)

Brian Stelfreeze: co-creator of Black Panther wearing a costume with silver necklace which enfolds his body using nanites (Black Panther #1, 2016); Djalia, a spiritual plane where Wakandan spirits reside; Black Panther's costumes absorbing energy into its Vibranium circuitry with a purplish glow, releasing that energy in destructive blasts (Black Panther #2, 2016)

John Romita Jr.: co-creator of Shuri, T'Challa's younger sister; T'Challa having to face challengers for his title as Black Panther every year; Shuri seeking the Black Panther mantle (Black Panther #2); The Dora Milaje wearing red & gold battlesuits and shaving their heads; The Dora Milaje wielding Vibranium spears as weapons (Black Panther #3, 2005)

Peter B. Gillis: co-creator of T'Challa undergoing mystical rites to commune with the Panther God (Black Panther #1, 1988); of Wakanda keeping agents in other countries; T'Challa involved with one of his foreign operatives prior to becoming king (Black Panther #2, 1988)

Denys Cowan: co-creator of T'Challa undergoing mystical rites to commune with the Panther God (Black Panther #1, 1988); of Wakanda keeping agents in other countries; T'Challa involved with one of his foreign operatives prior to becoming king (Black Panther #2, 1988)

John Buscema: co-creator of M'Baku, a Wakandan sometimes-ally sometimes-foe of T'Challa who worships a Gorilla God represented by a giant statue and wears gorilla skins; W'Kabi, a Wakandan security officer, ally of T'Challa (Avengers #62, 1969)

Billy Graham: co-creator of Wakanda possessing snow-tipped mountains around its border (Jungle Action #12, 1974); Erik Killmonger dying after battle with T'Challa (Jungle Action #17, 1975)

Norm Breyfogle: co-creator of T'Chaka serving as Black Panther during his rule of Wakanda; T'Chaka draping a tunic over his Black Panther costume (Black Panther #30, 2001)

Mark Bright: co-creator of Everett K. Ross being drawn into turmoil within Wakanda to help defend T'Challa's reign (Black Panther #11, 1999)

Robert E. Brown: co-creator of Erik Killmonger working side-by-side with Klaw to depose T'Challa (Over the Edge #6, 1996)

Ralph Macchio: co-creator of Erik Killmonger working side-by-side with Klaw to depose T'Challa (Over the Edge #6, 1996)

Gil Kane: co-creator of the Black Panther wrestling a rhino to the ground by grabbing its horn (Jungle Action #9, 1974)

Gene Colan: co-creator of Ramonda, T'Challa's mother, queen of Wakanda (Marvel Comics Presents #37, 1989)

Anthony Flamini: co-creator of M'Baku depicted as a diplomatic statesman (Civil War Battle Damage Report, 2007)

Jonathan Hickman: co-creator of T'Challa seeing the ghosts of previous Black Panthers (New Avengers #29, 2015)

Scott Kolins: co-creator of M'Baku depicted as a diplomatic statesman (Civil War Battle Damage Report, 2007)

Jim Calafiore: co-creator of the Jabari, a Wakandan tribe to which M'Baku belongs (Black Panther #34, 2001)

Steve Epting: co-creator of Bucky losing his arm from an injury in World War 2 (Captain America #11, 2005)

Ed Brubaker: co-creator of Bucky losing his arm from an injury in World War 2 (Captain America #11, 2005)

Kev Walker: co-creator of T'Challa seeing the ghosts of previous Black Panthers (New Avengers #29, 2015)

Francis Portela: co-creator of Erik Killmonger wearing a wooden African mask (Black Panther #37, 2008)

Joe Simon: co-creator of Bucky Barnes, a World War 2 veteran (Captain America Comics #1, 1941)

Tony Isabella: co-creator of Helmut Zemo, a criminal mastermind (Captain America #168, 1973)

Sal Buscema: co-creator of Helmut Zemo, a criminal mastermind (Captain America #168, 1973)

Dick Ayers: co-creator of the name Colonel Klaue (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #39, 1967)

Ken Lashley: co-creator of Zuri dying while trying to defend T'Challa (Black Panther #5, 2009)

Kenneth Rocafort: co-creator of Ayo, one of the shaven Dora Milaje (Ultimates #2, 2016)

Dave Hoover: Ulysses Klaw spelling his name 'Klaue' (Fantastic Four Unlimited #1, 1993)

Al Ewing: co-creator of Ayo, one of the shaven Dora Milaje (Ultimates #2, 2016)

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