Black Panther's alter ego, T'Challa, is one of the richest guys in the world, thanks to Wakanda's deep reserves of the precious metal vibranium. Still, he's not above playing a game of baseball. After visiting New York with the Fantastic Four, Black Panther decided to join the Avengers by breaking into their tower. Greeted by a hail of defensive laser fire, he immediately has his feelings hurt—obviously forgetting how he greeted the Fantastic Four—before stumbling across a bunch of apparently dead Avengers and finding himself accused of murder. Of course, they weren't really dead, just sapped of all of their vital signs by a villain known as the Grim Reaper. Panther saved the ailing Avengers, nearly getting his shoulder blasted off in the bargain, and ended up joining the team.