Sunday, March 22, 2009

Black Superheroes On The Web

Comics of ColorBlack Super Hero stories from around the web:
It's good to know that I'm not the only one talking about them.


J.R. LeMar said...

The first article has several mistakes, that could've been avoided if the writer did better research.

"Created in 1966 by Marvel Comics and illustrated by Billy Graham, a prominent black comic-book artist, The Black Panther was the first true black superhero, Natal said."

That implies that Graham was involved in the creation of BP. Which he wasn't. He inked & penciled a few issues of Jungle Action.

"His name was later shortened to “Panther” to avoid being associated with the Black Panther Party."

No, @ one time he referred to himself as Black Leopard, because Marvel was worried about confusion with the BPP. But that only lasted a one or two issues.

"the superheroes created by Milestone lived outside of the “DC Universe” in a fictional world called “Dakotaverse.”"

Implying that they called their planet Dakatoverse in the comics, which they never did.

"In fact, Milestone received some criticism for one of its most popular characters, Steel, who critics argued was a black version of Superman."

They've confused Steel with Icon.

Then, to top it off, he prasises the appearance of Obama in the Spider-Man comics because:

"...comic books have never identified an existing president in their books,” Natal said. “Maybe the character would look like a president, but they would never outright name a president."

Multiple comics have portrayed the existing POTUS in their stories, going back to the 1960's when Superman met JFK twice (before he was killed), through Reagan appearing in DC's Legends & Marvel's Starbrand, Clinton in Superman & Captain America, and up to George W Bush appearing several times in The Ultimates, and last year in Fantastic Four.

samax said...

Losers isn't really a superhero comic... it IS reeeeally good, though!

read my review here: