Marvel Gives Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Wakanda Tribute In Avengers Comic

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Chadwick Boseman, 'Black Panther' IMAX art

It's hard to believe that it's already been almost half a year since the world lost Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, but that's largely because the Marvel Studios and its fanbase have done just about anything they can think of to keep him alive in our hearts . Through commemorative words and stunning artwork that honors the late Hollywood titan, there's no doubt Boseman was loved by his MCU fans.

But it doesn't stop there. Boseman was also honored in the video game made for PlayStation, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales , and Fortnite even made a special intro for their Black Panther character design to properly honor the late actor . These tributes both show that Boseman's impact on the world as the Black Panther reaches further than just the four corners of the MCU.


Now Marvel is honoring Chadwick in another unique way that reaches even more Marvel fans than before. A special tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was made in the newly-released Avengers #41 comic, showing a "Wakandan Helicarrier" that was given the call sign "Boseman" in honor of the MCU's King of Wakanda.

Avengers #41 comic panel, Helicarrier


It goes without saying that Chadwick Boseman left an impact like few others have - not only in Hollywood, but on African American culture and the rest of the world as well.

Boseman was a Hollywood icon that helped push along incredible strides for the African American community. One of his most impactful roles was obviously as King T'Challa in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame . In fact, Boseman left such a lasting impression that Marvel Studios has made it clear that despite Boseman's death, the role of Black Panther will not be recast in the MCU .

The world is still grieving the loss of Wakanda's King, but seeing that Marvel is continuing to find ways to honor the late King of Wakanda in his absence is admirable, and incorporating Boseman's actual name into Marvel Comics lore is another stand-up move to remember the late, great MCU star.

- About The Author: John Ross Bradford
John Ross Bradford is an editor and writer at The Direct. He has contributed to content ideation and development across multiple branches of the company's website since it launched in 2020.