|Black Panther toy figure (on left) Black Panther #1 variant cover (on right)|
Most of the Black Panther #1 cover art variants are produced by comic book artists. They compose the images based on their imaginings of T'Challa/Black Panther in multiple contexts. The KABAM Game/Disney Infinity variant cover, however, places the Black Panther toy figure and video game character at the center of the action.
The costume design of the toy and video game character, not coincidentally, resemble the suit worn by Chadwick Boseman, who played Black Panther, in the recent Captain America: Civil War film.
The cover shows Black Panther leaping in the air with a city backdrop. The scene situates T'Challa in a New York City-like metropolis. Ta-Nehisi Coates, the writer for Black Panther, however, presents T'Challa in his homeland, Wakanda.
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