Avengers (Marvel ) #87 VF-
Published Apr 1971 by Marvel.
"Look Homeward, Avenger!" Origin of the Black Panther. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Frank Giacoia. Inks by Sal Buscema. Cover by John Buscema and John Verpoorten. Feeling melancholy and homesick, T'Challa shares his personal story with Earth's Mightiest Heroes for the first time. The panther speaks about his childhood in Wakanda, the death of his father, his initial encounter with A.I.M., and the new leadership void in his homeland. The Black Panther has a big decision to make: stay with the Avengers or return to Wakanda. What will T'Challa do? Flashback cameos by Klaw, Advanced Idea Mechanics, and T'Chaka. Avengers Lineup: Black Panther, Goliath, Iron Man, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: The Black Panther appears next in Astonishing Tales 6 & 7 for a clash with Doctor Doom.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.15.