AKA; Kenny Ross, Friend Ross, Sundance
Every time a foreign leader visits the USA, they are usually given a liaison to help them in their travel. For T’Challa, that is Everett Ross. Ka-Zar Vol 3 #17 (1998) by Christopher Priest and Kenny Martinez, Ross had dated Nikki Adams, Black Panther’s former lover and work with the US State Department as an escort. He was assigned to escort T’Challa but has his wallet stolen by a mugger. He tracked the thief down to a strip club, which broke out into a brawl which cause him, Black Panther and his entourage to be arrested but were released due to T’Challa’s diplomatic immunity. While Black Panther investigated The Tomorrow Fund scandal, Ross got a visit from Mephisto. Mephisto gave Ross a pair of pants that keep reappearing on his leg once he removed them. Black Panther returned and saved Ross by ripping out the demon’s heart, which Ross kept in a jar.
He was then sent to hell but after Mephisto learnt of Black Panther’s link to the panther god, he was sent back to his apartment with pants much to his joy. Ross remained T’Challa’s escort when he battled Kraven and went to meet the Avengers. He later helped Panther stop Reverend Achebe. Ross was made regent of Wakanda after but failed to protect it when Killmonger took over and became Black Panther. Unfortunately, Nikki was killed in a crossfire with Malice and Queen Divine Justice, which devastated Ross. He was later involved with the war with Lemuria and the King Solomon’s Frog incidents. He helped a rogue US agency to invade Wakanda but later helped end it. He was later seen at the trail of Maria Hill.
Everett Ross is not something people asked for. Most don’t even know who he is. The main reason I’m even doing this page is because the MCU Agent Ross figure makes a perfect stand-in for the comic book version of the character.
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- Everett Ross is not a superhero. He is from the State Department and as such usually wears a suit.
- Why you need it for your collection?:
- Most people will be getting this set for the unmasked Killmonger head or to have more MCU figures. The main reason I even did this page is because we are never going to get a comic book version Everett Ross and as you can see this figure looks extremely like his comic book counterpart. Giving how big a part he plays in Panther’s mythos, he is needed for that collection.
- Does it need a remake?:
Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of the suit being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.
None at the moment
Christopher Priest | Kenny Martinez