Of course, you’ve heard of Storm from the X-Men, but there are a ton of other black superheroes within the world of comic books that you should learn more about.
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Vixen, Mari Jiwe McCabe, is an African superhero from DC Comics. She’s from the Zambesi tribe. After she came to America, she became a successful supermodel and went on to study psychiatry. She used her beauty and education to travel the world and became the superhero we know as Vixen. She could mimic any animal in the wild. Her power was channeled from the god Anansi. She used her abilities to fight poachers and became a member of the Justice League.
9. Luke Cage
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Luke Cage, a Harlem native, was unjustly imprisoned and altered in a failed prison experiment. This experiment gave him the gifts bulletproof skin and superhuman strength. He fights to keep the streets of New York and the world clean. He was a member of Marvel’s New Avengers.
Nubia is an Amazonian warrior from DC Universe who kicks ass with both her hands and intellect. She’s immortal, has superhuman strength, stamina and agility. She’s also considered to be Wonder Woman’s twin and the only one with the power to destroy her.
Armando Muñoz made a brief appearance in X-Men: First Class. From Latino and African descent, Darwin’s body automatically adapts to any environment he’s in.
Computo-Danielle Foccaco has a power called “techopathy” which allows her to talk to, command and access crucial information from machines and computers. Oh, and she can fly using her super duper legion flight ring. Beauty, brains and natural hair. Yaass, Computo.
5. The Green Lantern
John Stewart is an architect and U.S. Marine sniper. The Guardians of the Universe chose him as a member of their team before he went on to join the Justice League. John’s green ring gives him the powers of super strength, flight and invulnerability.
4. Crimson Avenger
Jill Carlyle, once a practicing attorney, has dedicated her life to seeking vengeance on criminals. Her two pistols never run out of ammunition and never miss. Her bullets can penetrate through some of the strongest superheroes including Superman.
3. Isaiah Bradley
After our beloved Captain America was presumed to be dead, the U.S. Army tested their new Super Soldier serum on Black soldiers during WWII. Isaiah Bradley was the only soldier to withstand the trial and thus became the Black Captain America. With his super strength and agility, he was able to lead American victories against the Germans.
2. Bumble Bee
Karen Beecher-Duncan was DC’s first Black female superhero. Starting her career as a librarian, she studied the sciences and developed her own super suit. Her suit gives her the ability to fly, is bulletproof can receive radio transmissions and give off electric energy. She was a member of the Teen Titans and and a current member of the Doom Patrol.
1. Black Panther
T’Challa is the first African superhero. As the former King of the Wakanda kingdom and a veteran Avenger, Black Panther has super strength and speed along with many fortunes. He’s dedicated his life and abilities to serve all of mankind. He’s married to Storm from X-Men.