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100 Black Superheroes

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  • 1st appearance of Black Hammer
  • 1st appearance of Lucy Weber, later becomes the second Black Hammer
  • 1st appearance of Abraham Slam
  • 1st appearance of Talky-Walky
  • 1st appearance of Madame Dragonfly
  • 1st appearance of Golden Gail
  • 1st appearance of Colonel Weird
  • 1st appearance of Anti-God
  • 1st team appearance of Starlok and the Lightriders
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 19,775
  • [December 2019 - optioned for TV and film by Legendary with development well underway according to Jeff Lemire]
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  • 1st appearance of Kevin Cole, a cop who fights crime as the Black Panther, later becomes the White Tiger
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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 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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  • 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 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 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 Brotherman, a hero committed to bringing justice to Big City
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  • 1st appearance of Black Dynamite in comics, inspired by the 2009 film
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  • 1st appearance of The Silencer
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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 Lightning, Jennifer Pierce, daughter of Black Lightning (outside of DC continuity)
  • 1st appearance of Magog
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  • 1st full appearance of Jakeem Thunder, owner of Yz Thunderbolt
  • [November 2020 - Jim Gaffigan confirmed to voice Yz. Actor Alkoya Brunson reportedly cast as Jakeem]
  • 1st cameo appearance of Squire, Beryl Hutchinson, later becomes the third Knight
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  • 1st team appearance of the Young Avengers: Kate Bishop, Patriot, Iron Lad, Asgardian, Hulkling
  • Iron Lad revealed to be a variant of Kang
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  • Natasha Irons becomes Steel
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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 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 appearance of Calvin Ellis, the third black Superman and the president of an alternate Earth
  • 1st partial cover appearance of Calvin Ellis
  • 2nd appearance and death of Mandrak
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  • 1st appearance of Cletus Kasady, later becomes Carnage
  • 1st full appearance of Cardiac, a doctor who vowed to find a cure for the ailment that caused the death of his brother
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  • 1st appearance of Nighthawk
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Tattooed Man (Mark Richards)
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  • 1st appearance of Nightwatch in costume
  • [May 2020 - Deadline reports a Nighwatch movie is in-development at Sony]
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  • 1st appearance of Batgirl Beyond (Nissa)
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  • 1st appearance of Atlas Bear
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  • 1st appearance Luke Fox, becomes the second Batwing in issue #20
  • Retirement of first Batwing, David Zavimbe
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 13,570
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Amazing Man, Will Everett
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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
  • Cover art inspired by Daredevil #43
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  • 1st appearance of Butterfly, the first super-powered black female in comic books
  • 1st appearance of Brice Reese, a vigilante with a customized motorcycle that included a flamethrower
  • Prototype of Ghost Rider, also created by Gary Friedrich
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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 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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