Episode 318 — Black Superheroes
Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:09 AM
Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:07 AM
Other things I could think of:
- Luke Cage and Powerman are the same. He's bullet proof and strong.
-There's Misty Knight, she was a cop who lost her arm and Ironman made her a bionic one. She's part of the steer level crew with Luke Cage and Dare Devil.
-Static Shock came from Milestone Comics which was created by a group of black comic book artists and writers. Sadly creator Dwayne McDuffie passed away a few years ago.
-Isaiah Bradley was a prototype Captain America, and his story is a commentary on the government's eugenics program.
-Cyborg has been promoted from the Teen Titans to the Justice League.
-Black Canary is a white woman.
Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:46 AM
While not a super-hero the character Lobo (no, not that one) is also notable is the first known black lead of a comic about a heroic cowboy framed for a crime he did not commit.
Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:05 PM
More than a handful of black superheroes have powers or identities which are very much connected to ancient African tribes, animals, and nature (Black Panther, Storm, Vixen), i.e. not "civilized" western culture.
The amount of superheroes of Asian descent is pathetic, but of course a lot of them are experienced martial artists and use samurai swords or katana.
And the number of Native American/First Nations superheroes who wear traditional headdresses and buckskin boots would make drunk hipsters cream themselves in delight.
Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:36 PM
Amadeus Cho doesn't know kung-fu! He uses super math to defeat his enemies!