Black Superhero Month

Every year in February we as a society celebrate black history and I like to do my part by profiling black superheroes from comic books. There is a slight misunderstanding from causal comic fans and non-fans that there aren't many black superheroes but the truth is there are quite a lot...unfortunately most of them are underutilized, forgotten or poorly thought out and possibly racist. 

Join me, won't you, as I look into the highs and lows of black representation in the medium of superhero comics!

Black Panther – The best black superhero ever created. 


Bronze Tiger – An insanely proficient martial arts master. 


Storm – Sometimes leader of the X-Men and Marvel Comics’ highest profile black character. 


Black Lightning – Electric powered protector of the Suicide Slum.


War Machine – Pilot of the “Variable Threat Response Battle Suit" armor. 


Vixen – Super model turned super hero, with the powers of the entire animal kingdom.


Luke Cage – Street level Hero for Hire and Avenger, armed with unbreakable skin. 


Thunder – Density controlling daughter of Black Lightning.


Mister Terrific II – Brilliant scientist turned adventurer, and one of my personal favorite characters.


Spawn – Demonic hero and the most popular superhero of the 1990s/The Dark Age of Comics


Static – Teen hero powered by electricity and the most high profile character from Milestone Comics


Misty Knight – An ex-cop turned private investigator with a badass robot arm and a great hair cut.


Cyborg – Former Teen Titan, now currently enjoying top tier status at DC Comics.


Monica Rambeau – Former Captain Marvel, former leader of Nextwave, lies all the time.


Green Lantern IVJohn Stewart, member of the Green Lantern Corps. 


The Falcon – A hero with the power of flight. Also an ex-pimp, because the world is terrible. 


Night Thrasher – Leader of the New Warriors and skateboard enthusiast 


Amanda Waller – Ruthless, no-nonsense government administrator. More of a villain than a hero, really. 


Triathlon/3D-Man II – A hero with three times the physical prowess of a normal man. 


XS – Speedster from the future and granddaughter of Barry Allen/The Flash. 


Rage – Super strong thirteen year old trapped in a man’s body. 


Bumblebee – Brilliant inventor and former member of the Teen Titans. 


Bishop - Gun toting mutant from the future and 90s X-Man.

Steel (John Henry Irons) - There lies my steel-driving man, Lord, Lord.

Silhouette - Member of the New Warriors and one of the few superheroes with a disability.

Mal Duncan - Forgotten, early member of the Teen Titans who once beat up Death.

The Blue Marvel - Living antimatter reactor and the greatest hero of the 1960s (...retroactively).

Shard Time traveling member of the XSE; may be a living hologram.

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