When Marvel cancelled Jungle Action in 1976, they left an unfinished story about Black Panther and the KKK. Author Don McGregor moved on to other projects, and his Black Panther run is one of the Bronze Age’s great “unfinished symphonies.” We have scans of Jungle Action #21 where the story began with T’Challa’s nightmarish and fiery crucifixion. And you can buy the Marvel Masterworks Black Panther to read McGregor’s complete run.
The story eventually found closure in the pages of Marvel Premiere #52. With Jeremy Bingham and Gene Day on artwork, Ed Hannigan gives a decent wrap-up to the Panther’s KKK battle. Even the racist-themed super villain looks pretty awesome in his splash panel, which is kind of a weird thing to say, but there you go. Nicely drawn.
Before we listed these two issues as a lot on Ebay, we snapped some photos you can peruse below. If you understand the sort of madness that would drive us to photograph the page with the Marvel Value Stamp, then you are truly one of us. Enjoy!