FIRST LOOK: 'Marvel's Black Panther: The Illustrated History of a King' Cover

Insight Editions is taking Marvel fans on a beautiful tour of the Wakanda in Marvel’s Black Panther: The Illustrated History of a King by Dennis Culver. can exclusively reveal the book’s cover by artists by Black Panther comic book artists Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Marvel’s Black Panther: The Illustrated History of a King goes on sale January 9, 2018, just a month before Marvel Black Panther movie hits theaters. Check out the book’s full cover and synopsis below:

Black Panther The Illustrated History of a King cover
(Photo: Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz, Insight Editions)

Explore over fifty years of history and art of the first mainstream black superhero, Marvel’s Black Panther, with insight from those who helped create the character himself.


From his first appearance in Fantastic Four #52 (1966) to his current New York Times best-selling solo series, the King of Wakanda has been a force to be reckoned with on the page—and now, on the silver screen. A veteran Avenger and a member of the Illuminati, T’Challa’s evolution from being a Jack Kirby and Stan Lee creation, to inspiring his own character-led film for Marvel Studios, to serving as a literal voice of the people and the state of race relations in twenty-first-century America has been legendary. As the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, debuting years before other industry heavy hitters like the Falcon, Luke Cage, and John Stewart (Green Lantern), Black Panther is a seminal note in pop culture history.

This deluxe hardcover book not only covers the history and creation of the character but also features exclusive concept art, layout and sketch art, and interviews with key artists and writers from Black Panther’s robust archives.