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The emergence of black superhero characters offers a window on how comic creators balanced changing race relations, new political ideas, and market demands. Superhero comics offer a way to understand changing ideas about race, power, and society. The presentation examines the Black Panther, the first black superhero in U.S. comics and his home, the mystical land of Wakanda. In creating an African country untouched by European imperialism, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby began a dialogue about postcolonialism in Marvel Comics that continues to this day. This presentation explores the placement, evolution, and depiction Black Panther and his homeland since its creation in 1966. Both the hero and his homeland have grown in complexity as creators seek to explore power, identity, and agency linked to the African Diaspora.