King T'Challa of Wakanda is not just a monarch - he is the Black Panther, ceremonial protector of the nation! And he fights an unceasing battle to protect his homeland from those who seek to plunder its amazing riches and technology. T'Challa has forged a fearsome reputation as a monarch, a warrior, and even an Avenger. But now a very diff erent king hungers for Wakanda - a king of hell itself. And T'Challa, together with his deadly Dora Milaje, must battle to protect his people's very souls! The Panther travels to America to fight his diplomatic and spiritual war on many fronts - and U.S. State Department special attache Everett K. Ross, assigned to the visiting king, swiftly becomes a man far out of his depth. Christopher Priest kicks off a revolutionary era of Black Panther!