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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
  • 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 super-powered black female in comic books
  • 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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Mid $225
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  • 1st appearance of Green Lantern, John Stewart
  • [April 2020 - Geoff Johns is confirmed to produce the Green Lantern Corps HBO Max TV series - two years ago while Johns was writing the movie reboot, he confirmed on his Mad Ghost website that the two Lanterns would be Hal Jordan and John Stewart which could still be the case]
  • 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, Comanche and Shades
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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
  • First cover art 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 appearance of the new X-Men.
  • 1st appearance of Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and Thunderbird.
  • 1st use of 'snikt' to represent the sound of Wolverine's claws and 2nd appearance of Wolverine.
  •  1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin as a child.
  • 1st appearance of Krakoa, the Living Island.
  • Anticipation for the inclusion of the X-Men in the MCU sent this book to new highs in 2019. Prices steadied at the top of this year but demand has kicked up a gear again with a flurry of sales this week including a record setting CGC 9.8 white page sale at $15,000.
  • As news trickles out from Marvel Studios expect this book to see plenty more new record prices.
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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
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Calypso, a Haitian woman and practitioner of Voodoo
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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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  • 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, then Spectrum
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  • 1st appearance and origin of 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
  • *strongly rumored to be in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney+ series
  • 1st appearance of Rock Python
  • 1st cameo appearance of Coachwhip
  • 1st cameo appearance of Boomslang
  • 1st appearance of Left-Winger and Right-Winger
  • Cover homage of Daredevil #43
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of The New Warriors: Marvel Boy (later becomes Justice), Nova, Night Thrasher, Namorita, Speedball and Firestar
  • 1st cameo appearance of Night Thrasher
  • *the character Marvel Boy shares no relation to other characters who also used the name Marvel Boy but he does share his real name, Vance Astrovik with the character known as Major Victory from Guardians of the Galaxy
  • *Major Victory and Marvel Boy are the same person from two separate dimensions and exist in stories as mostly unrelated individuals

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