|Secret ID.||Mr Smith|
|1st Appearance||The Panther #1|
|Publisher||Young's Merchandising Co.|
|Country of origin||Australia|
As a small boy, The Panther was left abandoned in the Congo after his parents had been killed by Mayzak warriors. He was adopted by a band of panthers and as he grew to manhood he was initiated into a native tribe. Because his pale skin hindered him in hunting and stalking, he took to wearing a fitted suit of panther skins to make him as dark as his fellow tribesmen.
Whilst the early stories were set in the Congo, the character soon became involved in adventures all over the world.