Black Superheroes You Need to Know

Between Black Panther, Luke Cage, and Black Lightening black superheroes are finally getting their chance to shine.

Storm

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We all know Ororo Munroe but do we really. At one point she was Black Panther’s wife and at another she was making babies with Logan. But if one thing is consistent about my girl Storm it’s that she’s a queen and shall be treated as such.

Miles Morales

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Miles Morales is the latest teen to defend New York City as Spider-Man. He’s a young black boy who was even alluded to in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Sony is releasing an animated film about Miles is coming out in December!

Cyborg

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If you grew up on Teen Titans you know Cyborg. And he’s getting his own DCEU solo movie in 2020!

Green Lantern

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Yes, there is a black Green Lantern and his name is John Stewart. Maybe, DC can fix that horrible Ryan Reynolds movie with one about John.

Captain Marvel

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Speaking of black iterations of popular heroes, there is a black Captain Marvel named Monica Rambeau, and at one point she was the leader of the Avengers.

Static Shock

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If you’re around my age you know a little bit about Static Shock from his cartoon in the early 2000s.

Nubia

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Yes, Diana of Wonder Woman fame has a black sister.

Iron Heart

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Riri Williams, a legend, an icon, a STEM legend. A 15 year old MIT student, yes you read that right. She takes on her role as Iron Heart to help Tony Stark fight crime.

Vixen

This DC character gets her power from an ancient Ghanaian artifact. Known to the world as, Mari McCabe, she works as a model in New York City and was born in the fictional country of Zambesi.

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Love this post! I always liked Marvel superheroes the best and Storm is my absolute favorite. I Haven’t seen Black Panther yet but it looks amazing, hopefully I’ll get there this weekend!
    xo,
    Kristin

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  2. Oh my gosh I LOVE this. So important for little kids (and ALL of us) to know.

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  3. alloftheaboveblogs says:

    Loved every bit of this post! I never heard about Vixen or Captain Marvel, so I need to start learning more about them, now. I love all the rest, though!

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    1. Syd says:

      Yea on the Captain Marvel front I was honestly a little disappointed they went with a different incarnation of her for the movie

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  4. I never knew about most of these – thank you!

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  5. Crystal Santoría says:

    Loved this post. Never knew about Vixen and I miss Static Shock!…

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  6. addierawr says:

    I’m excited about Miles the Spiderman! I know Shekia Moore is going to play him and I love that kid!

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  7. Fuzz says:

    I love it!! That was wonderfully informative! Representation matters and so does knowledge about wonderful representatives that already exist.

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  8. D'Ana Joi says:

    Love this post! I can’t wait to show my bf. This is so super important!!

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  9. Neci says:

    I wasn’t a comic book collector, but I was married to one and he introduced our son and me to these characters. I’m so happy that I learned so much about these characters from him and how much more impacting seeing their stories on the big screen is at this time. This is a great summary of character highlights that we need to see! Thank you this article! #Sharing!

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    1. Syd says:

      I love this! These characters are so interesting and I hope they get more shine as the genre keeps growing in the mainstream

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  10. Olivia says:

    Omg I absolutely love this. Storm was my *favorite* superhero growing up, and I’ve been silently hoping they revamp her and give her and Xmen a fresh start. Some of these others I haven’t heard of but I would be down to see movies/TV appearances from ALL of them.

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    1. Syd says:

      Hopefully with Fox being a part of Disney now Storm can get the film treatment we all deserve to see!

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  11. DD´s blog says:

    I love theme of the post.. Amazing

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  12. E. Jones says:

    Thank you for sharing and hopefully more and more will be brought to the forefront so more the younger generation can know these amazing superheroes. Growing up, my favorite was Storm so I’m hoping they will add her to the Black Panther series since the recent movie was awesome.

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  14. fantac.cisse says:

    I’m so very happy to have discovered this post and your blog. You have a new subscriber! lol
    Thank you for sharing this post, it’s awesome!

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