With Obama as President, the climate is right for the Black Panther to have a much more prominent presence in the Marvel Universe. I'm not saying that T'Challa does get some respect, but I think he needs to be up there with Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, etc. The Panther is just too cool to be a second tier hero.
Agreed. I've always felt that instead of the Avengers Big 3, it should actually be the Avengers Big 4 (Captain America, Black Panther, Iron Man and Thor).
Could you imagine if Obama declared that he is also a fan of the Black Panther character???