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100 Black Superheroes

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  • 1st appearance of the Black Panther, T'Challa king of Wakanda
  • Driving interest in this book is undoubtedly the legacy of Chadwick Boseman, the tragedy of his death and the inspiring realization of a black pioneering character of historical significance in pop culture history brought to life
  • None will fill the shoes of the King of Wakanda, but character names we’ve heard that could carry the film forward are Shuri, M’Baku and Kevin Cole
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD BREAKERS: CGC 8.5 sale: $4,800 [previous high: $3,800]
  • CGC 7.5 sale: $2,800 [previous high: $2,250]
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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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  • 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, 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
  • Blade movie in-development with Dracula and Werewolf By Night rumored
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  • 1st appearance of Brother Voodoo
  • [January 2019 - the rumor that Jericho Drum AKA Brother Voodoo is to debut in the sequel to Doctor Strange is given even more weight by the brief role that his brother, Daniel Drumm played in the first Doctor Strange film]
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  • 1st appearance of Deathlok, Luther Manning
  • 1st appearance of Major Ryker
  • First professionally published artwork in comics by George Perez, interior two-page backup story
  • Prior to the publication of this issue, George Perez was published in the science-fiction magazine Hot Stuf'
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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: Storm (1st), Nightcrawler (1st), Colossus (1st), Thunderbird (1st), Wolverine (3rd*)
  • *some resources label this the 2nd full appearance and Hulk #182 a cameo
  • 1st appearance of Illyana Rasputin as a child, later becomes Magik
  • Introduction of Krakoa, the Living Island
  • First use of the sound effect 'snikt' associated with Wolverine's claws
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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 in costume
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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
  • [FanDome - Zack Snyder reveals Cyborg is at the heart of the film and that it is his favorite character]
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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
  • [October 2020 - a unconfirmed project is rumored to be in the works for HBO Max]
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau later becomes Photon, then Spectrum
  • [December 2019 - photos from the set of WandaVision confirm Monica Rambeau will be in the Disney+ series as an adult]
  • [December 2020 - Monica Rambeau confirmed to appear in WandaVision as an adult who seemingly has amnesia]
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Cloak & Dagger
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Amazing Man, Will Everett
  • [July 2020 - DC looks to be reviving this character in Tom Taylor's new project that is speculated to be a continuation of 'Injustice']
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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
  • [Voila Davis confirmed for Suicide Squad 2]
  • 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
  • [November 2019 - 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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