As threats against life itself grow more intense, Marvel's most powerful heroes occasionally convene in secret to discuss how things should go down, all without the knowledge of most of Marvel's everyday heroes. It's shady business. When Black Panther decided to re-form this disbanded group—dubbed the Illuminati—after seeing an alternate-reality Wakanda being destroyed, only the best and brightest were invited… and they started to take some pretty extreme, murderous measures to protect Earth from colliding alternate realities. Black Panther eventually succumbed to his better nature and tried to put a stop to it, but Namor, ever the warrior, violently opposed his efforts.
Like just about every major Marvel hero, Black Panther faces a seemingly never-ending series of challenges, whether they're threats from outer space or just plain ol' Earth racism, and it's unlikely he'll find lasting happiness anytime soon. But hey, at least he's getting his own movie.