Bashenga-1st Black Panther (Character)

Created by:  Jack Kirby

1st appearance: Black Panther vol.1 #6, 19

Nationality: Wakandan

Team Affiliations: none

Legal Status: unknown

Height: 6’2               Weight:Unknown
Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives: T’ChakaAzzari the WiseS’yan the swiftShuriT’Challa, T’shan, Jakkara (descendants)

Skills and abilities:Capable leader and founding father of Wakanda

Powers: As the first Black Panther he likely ingested the Heart shaped herb granting him superhuman physical characteristics.


Bashenga is noted as being the very first Black Panther and the founder of Wakanda. He is also the one who formed many of their customs such as the Dora Milaje and making Vibranium off limits in hopes of not creating more demons. He existed in the time of Conan the Barbarian.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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