Pantha is a hero in the fictional Dynamite universe, who was created in 1974 by Carl Wessler. She was a character for Harris Publications before Dynamite Entertainment. Pantha was originally an alien shapeshifter from the planet Drakulon, the same world as Vampirella, who was later retconned into an ancient cursed Egyptian shapeshifter.
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Sekhmet was a high priestess of Ra in ancient Egypt whom was given the ability to turn into a panther and was worshiped as a minor deity. When Egypt was inflicted with famine and drought, bloodlust took over and she killed and devoured many, including her own son. For her crimes, she was condemned by Ra to walk the Earth for eternity. In the modern era, she has been a friend and ally of Vampirella.
One version fought alongside Vampirella, Red Sonja, Eva, Dracula, Athena, Herbert West, and Ash Williams against the sorcerer Kulan Gath and the Army of Darkness. Pantha is able to turn into a panther or half-panther. In her possession is the scarab of Atum-Ra, an object that only women can touch. Which protects her and is able to open doorways to other worlds.