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100 Black Superheroes

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  • 1st appearance of T'Challa, the Black Panther
  • Black Panther is the world's first mainstream black superhero in comic books
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  • 1st appearance of Bill Foster, later becomes Black Goliath
  • 1st team appearance of Sons of the Serpent
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the Falcon, the first African-American superhero in mainstream comics
  • *Black Panther was from the African nation of Wakanda
  • 1st appearance of Redwing, Falcon's falcon
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  • 1st independent title with a black superhero headlining the series
  • *pre-dated Marvel's Luke Cage, Hero For Hire
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  • 1st appearance of Mal Duncan, the first black hero in DC Comics, later becomes the Guardian
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  • 1st appearance of Butterfly, the first black female superhero published outside of DC and Marvel comics
  • 1st appearance of Brice Reese, a vigilante with a customized motorcycle that included a flamethrower
  • *a precursor to Ghost Rider, also created by Gary Friedrich
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  • 1st appearance of Green Lantern, John Stewart
  • 2nd appearance of Green Lantern, Guy Gardner
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Luke Cage, the first black superhero to headline a series in mainstream comics
  • 1st appearance of Diamondback
  • 1st appearance of Comanche
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  • 1st appearance of Nubia, Wonder Woman's sister and the first black super-powered female in DC Comics
  • Reintroduction of Wonder Woman's original costume
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  • 1st appearance of Blade
  • *a new Blade film coming from Marvel announced at SDCC 2019
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  • 1st appearance of Brother Voodoo
  • *rumored to be in Doctor Strange 2: In The Multiverse of Madness
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  • 1st appearance of Deathlok, Luther Manning
  • 1st appearance of Major Ryker
  • 1st professional interior published artwork in comics by George Perez
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  • 1st appearance of Misty Knight, the first black female Marvel hero without superpowers
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  • 1st team appearance of the new X-Men: Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thunderbird and Wolverine
  • 1st appearance of Storm
  • 2nd full appearance of Wolverine and the 1st time "snikt" is used to represent the sound of his claws popping
  • 1st appearance of Nightcrawler
  • 1st appearance of Thunderbird, John Proudstar
  • 1st appearance of Colossus
  • 1st cameo appearance of Illyana Rasputin, later becomes Magik
  • 1st appearance of Krakoa, the Living Island
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  • 1st appearance of Spider-Woman, Valerie the Librarian from The Electric Company TV show
  • * the first black woman to identify as Spider-Woman (outside of continuity)
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  • 1st appearance of Karen Beecher, later becomes Bumblebee
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Black Lightning
  • 1st appearance of Tobias Whale
  • 1st solo title featuring a black hero at DC
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  • 1st appearance of Benjamin Turner as the Bronze Tiger
  • *rumored to be played by Idris Alba in Suicide Squad 2
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  • 1st team appearance of the new Teen Titans: Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy and Starfire)
  • 1st appearance of Raven
  • 1st appearance of Cyborg
  • 1st appearance of Starfire
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Calypso, a Haitian woman and practitioner of Voodoo
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  • Rare, single issue produced by Leader Comics Group to introduce a positive black role model into the lives of children
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  • 1st appearance of Vixen, the first black female member of the Justice League of America
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau, later becomes Photon
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Cloak & Dagger
  • [Runaways premieres December 13 with a crossover by Cloak & Dagger]
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Amazing Man, Will Everett
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  • 1st published artwork in the comic book industry by Erik Larsen
  • 1st appearance of Megaton, a black man born with two hearts who was able to survive an experimental super soldier procedure
  • 1st appearance of Vanguard
  • 1st appearance of Berzerker
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  • 1st appearance of Onyx Adams, a member of the League of Assassins
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  • 1st appearance of Amanda Waller, director of the Suicide Squad [confirmed Voila Davis]
  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel after Crisis on Infinite Earths integrated the Fawcett characters into the DC Universe
  • 1st appearance of Brimstone
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  • 1st appearance of Lemar Hoskins as Battlestar
  • 1st appearance of Rock Python
  • 1st cameo appearance of Coachwhip
  • 1st cameo appearance of Boomslang
  • 1st appearance of Left-Winger and Right-Winger
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of The New Warriors: Marvel Boy, Nova, Night Thrasher, Namorita, Speedball and Firestar
  • 1st cameo appearance of Night Thrasher, founder of The New Warriors
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  • 1st appearance of Brotherman, a hero committed to bringing justice to Big City
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  • One-shot science-fiction story depicting the nineties hip-hop group Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. in a space-faring adventure
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  • 1st appearance of Martha Washington, an African-American teenager on a heroic journey in a dystopian landscape
  • Critically-acclaimed four-part limited series
  • Written by Frank Miller with art by Dave Gibbons
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  • 1st appearance of Silhouette, has the ability to travel through shadows via the Darkforce Dimension
  • 1st appearance of Midnight's Fire, brother of Silhouette
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  • 1st appearance of Rage, a hero with super-strength that intensifies with increased anger
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  • 1st appearance of Cletus Kasady, later becomes Carnage
  • 1st appearance of Cardiac
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  • 1st cover and cameo appearance of Bishop (final panel)
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  • 1st appearance of Spawn
  • 1st appearance of Sam & Twitch
  • 1st appearance of Malebolgia
  • Pin-up of Pitt
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  • 1st appearance of Rhodey Rhodes in the War Machine armor, refers to himself as Iron Man
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  • 1st team appearance of The Blood Syndicate: Brickhouse, Fade, Wise Son, Tech-9, Flashback, Holocaust, DMZ
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  • 1st appearance of Nightwatch in costume
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  • 1st appearance of Icon, an alien who crash-landed on earth and took the form of a black child
  • 1st appearance of Rocket, the first teen mother depicted in DC Comics
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  • 1st appearance of Static Shock, the first black superhero to star in his own cartoon series
  • Polybagged edition has a similar value
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Steel (John Henry Irons as Superman)
  • 1st cameo appearance of Kon-El aka Superboy (Conner Kent as Superman)
  • *confirmed for Titans season 2
  • 1st cameo appearance of The Eradicator (as Superman), a high-tech Kryptonian device that took the form of Superman
  • 1st cameo appearance of Cyborg Superman (as Superman), formerly Hank Henshaw
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  • 1st full appearance and origin of Bloodwynd, a descendant of slaves who created the Blood Gem that he inherited
  • *previously appeared in Justice League America #61 but later revealed to be Martian Manhunter in disguise
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  • 1st appearance of Monet St. Croix
  • *later revealed to be Claudette and Nicole St. Croix, merged together to replicate and impersonate their sister Monet who actually first appears as Penance in Generation X #1 and the real Monet in Generation X #40
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  • 1st appearance of Synch, a mutant who can assimilate another mutant's powers and wield them as if they were his own
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  • 1st appearance of Bedlam, a mutant who can disrupt tech with psionic pulses
  • 1st appearance of Christopher AKA Terrence Aronson, brother of Jesse and a telepath
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  • 1st appearance of Lightning, Jennifer Pierce, daughter of Black Lightning (outside of DC continuity)
  • 1st appearance of Magog
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  • 1st appearance of Cecilia Reyes, a mutant with the ability to manifest defensive shields
  • *confirmed to appear in The New Mutants movie
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  • 1st appearance of the second Mr. Terrific
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  • 1st appearance and origin of the real Monet St. Croix
  • Origin of Claudette and Nicole St. Croix
  • Origin of Emplate
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  • 1st appearance of Superman, a black police officer named Harvey Dent who is as strong as Superman with his psionic ability
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  • 1st team appearance of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda's special forces: Okoye and Nakia
  • *Nakia later becomes Malice
  • 1st appearance of Zuri, an elder of Wakanda
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  • 1st appearance of Afro Samurai (self-published magazine)
  • *appeared on the cover only but became a serialized feature in the January 1999 issue
  • Samuel L Jackson voiced Afro Samurai on the Spike TV series
  • Based on the real historical figure Yasuke, an African slave turned samurai who lived in Japan in the 16th century
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  • 1st appearance of the Justice Alliance, an alternate reality version of the Justice League from an Earth where most of the super-heroes are black
  • 1st appearance of a black Superman, Supergirl and Wonder Woman
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  • 1st appearance of Jakeem Thunder, owner of Yz Thunderbolt
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  • Premiere issue of a five-issue series featuring The Wu-Tang Clan in a fantasy adventure
  • *preview and ashcan issues exist
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  • 1st appearance of Nick Fury bearing a likeness to Samuel L. Jackson
  • *1st appearance of Ultimate Nick Fury in Ultimate Team-Up #5
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  • 1st appearance of Kevin Cole, a cop who fights crime as the Black Panther and later becomes the White Tiger
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  • 1st appearance of Isaiah Bradley, the black Captain America, injected with the Super Soldier Serum prior to Steve Rogers becoming Captain America
  • *it is believed Bradley was part of the Weapon IV program
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  • 1st team appearance of the Runaways: Alex Wilder, Lucy in the Sky, Bruiser, Sister Grimm, Talkback and Arsenic
  • 1st appearance of Excavator
  • 1st team appearance of Pride
  • [Runaways premieres December 13 with a crossover by Cloak & Dagger]
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  • 1st appearance of Thunder, Black Lightning's daughter
  • 1st appearance of Shift, a fragment of Metamorpho that became sentient
  • 1st appearance of Grace Choi, a Korean-American powerhouse
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  • 1st appearance of Prodigy
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  • 1st appearance of Natasha Irons as Steel
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  • 1st appearance of Nighthawk
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Firestorm, Jason Rusch
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  • 1st team appearance of the Young Avengers
  • 1st appearance of Patriot
  • 1st appearance of Kate Bishop, later becomes Hawkeye
  • 1st appearance of Iron Lad (Kang)
  • 1st appearance of Hulkling, son of Mar-Vell and Skrull Princess Anelle
  • 1st appearance of the Asgardian, name later changed to Wiccan, son of Scarlet Witch
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  • 1st appearance of Shuri, T'Challa's sister
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  • 1st appearance of Michonne, one of the more resourceful survivors of the series
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  • 1st appearance of Bling!
  • 1st appearance of Flubber
  • 1st appearance of Onyxx
  • 1st appearance of Rain Boy
  • 1st appearance of Foxx, revealed to be Mystique
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Tattooed Man (Mark Richards)
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  • 1st appearance of Gentle, a mutant from Wakanda
  • Cover homage to Uncanny X-Men #171 (1983)
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  • 1st appearance of Amazing Man (Markus Clay), grandson of Amazing Man, Will Everett
  • 1st appearance of Lightning, daughter of Black Lightning, in regular DC continuity
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  • 1st appearance of Tom Foster as the second Black Goliath
  • *in the next issue, Tom drops 'black' from his codename and becomes Goliath
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  • 1st appearance of Blue Marvel, a powerful black superhero forced into retirement in the 60s due to his race
  • *rumored to be introduced in the MCU
  • 1st appearance of Anti-Man
  • *17,305 copies ordered by retailers when published
  • *see The Spec Deck for later issue potential
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  • 1st appearance of Calvin Ellis, the second black Superman
  • *see Legends of the DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths for the first
  • 2nd appearance and "death" of Mandrakk
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  • 1st appearance of Manifold, able to create portals for teleportation
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  • 1st appearance of Niobe, a young girl on a quest to save the fantasy world of Asunda
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  • 1st appearance of Jackson Hyde, the second Aqualad
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  • 1st appearance of the second Power Man, Victor Alvarez, a Dominican teenager with the ability to wield Ch'i energy like Iron fist
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  • 1st appearance of Black Dynamite in comics
  • *inspired by the 2009 film
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  • 1st appearance of Batwing, David Zavimbi, the 'Batman of Africa'
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  • 1st appearance of Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man
  • Reed Richards becomes The Maker
  • Polybagged, unpolybagged does not affect value
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  • 1st appearance of Simon Baz, later becomes a Green Lantern
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  • 1st appearance of Livewire, a super-powered Psiot trained by Toyo Harada
  • 1st appearance of Ion, an instructor at the Harbinger Foundation
  • Reintroduction of Faith Herbert
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  • 1st appearance of Tempus AKA Eva Bell, a mutant who can temporarily stop time (code name revealed in Uncanny X-Men #1)
  • 1st appearance of Triage, a mutant with healing abilities (code name given in Uncanny X-Men #4)
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  • 1st full appearance of the fourth Captain Universe, Tamara Devoux
  • 1st appearance of Nightmask (name revealed in Avengers #6), the first humanoid created by Ex Nihilo
  • * reintroduction of a character initially created for Marvel's New Universe imprint (1986)
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  • 1st appearance Luke Fox, becomes the second Batwing in issue #20
  • *confirmed to appear in the Batwoman TV show
  • Retirement of first Batwing, David Zavimbe
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  • 1st appearance of Duke Thomas, later becomes The Signal, protΓ©gΓ© of Batman who patrols Gotham by day
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  • 1st appearance of Batgirl Beyond (Nissa)
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Abram Adams, a Russian cosmonaut who returned to Earth with God-like powers
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  • 1st appearance of Moon Girl, Lunella Lafayette
  • *confirmed animated series for Disney+
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  • 1st full appearance of Riri Williams
  • *suits up in armor but not Ironheart armor
  • *rumored to be in early development
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  • 1st team appearance of The Crew, Marvel's first all-black superhero team: Storm, Luke Cage, Manifold, Misty Knight
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  • 1st appearance of Shaun Lucas as the fourth Patriot
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  • 1st appearance of The Silencer
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  • 1st appearance of Atlas Bear
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  • Premiere issue of an ongoing series by Brian Michael Bendis introducing Naomi, a seemingly normal girl who has a connection to the DC Multiverse
  • Part of the DC Wonder Comics imprint, led by Brian Michael Bendis
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  • Origin of Ramone Watts
  • Debut of Ramone's new powers after bonding with a Vibranium family heirloom, she inherits a symbiote-like exo-suit
  • Low print run