We all know the truth: More connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers.
— Black Panther, “Black Panther”
The king and protector of Wakanda first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966, and was the first superhero of African descent in mainstream American comics. The line above was spoken by Black Panther in the 2018 movie starring the late Chadwick Boseman.