neo_prodigy: (Zoe)
neo_prodigy ([personal profile] neo_prodigy) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-02-27 09:33 am

Celebrating Black Superheroes


In honor of Black History Month, I thought I'd celebrate by showcasing a few of my favorite black superheroes (and supervillains) from comics and/or other fandoms with comic tie-ins.

And if you have any favorite black characters from comics or other fandom that you'd love to showcase, then by all means post lists and/or pics in the comments. I would love to see your selections.

Cyborg from Smallville. My man is fine isn't he. Go ahead and look. THAT'S CLOSE ENOUGH!!!!

And speaking of casting win on Smallville, THIS!!!!!!

And just in case you previously missed this:

Over 60 Black Superheroines

An awesome site I found while composing this post:

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[personal profile] grazzt 2010-02-27 03:58 pm (UTC)(link)
You know, including that issue of Spider-Man made me think of the issue where he took J Jonah Jameson to court.

"I think the real reason why he doens't like because I'm black."
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[personal profile] auggie18 2010-02-27 04:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, Eartha Kitt. If you were alive and single, I would woo you SO HARD. I don't care that you're many decades older than me, you are made out of all things awesome and win.
unicornicopia: (Vertigo ♪ 355)

[personal profile] unicornicopia 2010-02-27 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
You know, sometimes child actors grow up and they're not as attractive as one would have guessed. Lee Thompson Young? Was fine when I was in middle school and is still fine today. SERIOUSLY GUH. The famous Jett Jackson ♥♥♥

Zoe! I want Gina Torres for Wonder Woman or Hippolyta so much it hurts.

I would like to add Agent 355 to this list. She might not have any superpowers, but if she existed in the main DC Universe she would dethrone Batman as biggest non-powered badass.

retro_nouveau: AARP Bruce (64)

[personal profile] retro_nouveau 2010-02-27 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
This is retro's List of Favorite DC/Marvels of African Descent: Lucius "Frozone" Best, John "Green Lantern" Stewart, Jim "War Machine" Rhodes, Ororo "Storm" Munroe, Ben "Bronze Tiger" Turner, T'Challa "Black Tiger Panther", Kathy "Mystery of the Batwoman" Kane Duquesne, Amanda "The Wall" Waller. I also like John Henry "Steel" Irons from JLU, Victor "Cyborg" Stone. Michael "Mr. Terrific" Holt and Eliot "Thunderball" Franklin are on the radar because I love brainy people.

But how can you not have a picture of Frozone, Nick Fury, The Octopus, Mr. Glass, Mace Windu!!!1! He's a superhero geek like us!

Ouch, retro fails x 2.
Edited 2010-02-28 14:31 (UTC)
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[personal profile] grazzt 2010-02-27 04:35 pm (UTC)(link)
It was an issue of She-Hulk. I could have sworn it was up on the community, but it's not under the "Title: She-Hulk" tag.

[personal profile] snugglebitch 2010-02-27 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
It was in Dan Slott's She-Hulk. I don't know the issue number off-hand.
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[personal profile] sherkahn 2010-02-27 04:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Number #4 . I am looking it up as we speak.
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[personal profile] auggie18 2010-02-27 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
That run was amazing.
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Not superheroes, but comic characters all the same

[personal profile] nezchan 2010-02-27 04:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't forget Martha Washington.

Not sure if Nävis counts or not, honestly. She's definitely not caucasian.
Edited 2010-02-27 16:44 (UTC)
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[personal profile] grazzt 2010-02-27 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Got it.

It wasn't under She-Hulk, but it was under Dan Slott. Maybe a mod could add a tag.
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[personal profile] bmaryott 2010-02-27 04:46 pm (UTC)(link)
It wasn't tagged as SheHulk because the images that were put up didn't have her in them.
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[personal profile] grazzt 2010-02-27 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah! But that would be "Char: She-Hulk". "Title: She-Hulk" is a completely different tag and appropriate for the scans.
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[personal profile] dynamite 2010-02-27 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw yis, Misty. Nobody can bring it like you. ♥

... out of curiosity, what is Monet's makeup? She was supposed to be from Monaco, but now it's Algeria or something something. French, all told, I suppose.
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[personal profile] cleome45 2010-02-27 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I was organizing some bookmarks late last night (oh, the wonders of booze-induced insomnia!) and found these again:

(image-heavy, of course, so beware)

Dart Adams: The History of Black Superheroes... 1900-1968

Dart Adams: The History of Black Superheroes... 1969-2008

Now I can't remember how I first found them. Maybe it was here, actually. I lurked a long time before signing up. Anyway, for anyone who missed 'em before-- enjoy! :)
sandoz_iscariot: A young man looks thoughtful, his chin resting on his hand. (Pulp: Deadlier of the Species)

[personal profile] sandoz_iscariot 2010-02-27 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Not to disagree with 355's awesomeness, but that pic's Allison Mann, not 355.
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[personal profile] unicornicopia 2010-02-27 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Whoa. Are you certain? I know that she's dressed as Dr. Mann is in the story, but I was always certain it was 355 anyway. The more you know I guess.

God, I feel like a bit of an ass right now, haha
sandoz_iscariot: A young man looks thoughtful, his chin resting on his hand. (Pulp: Women's Barracks)

[personal profile] sandoz_iscariot 2010-02-27 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
It's the cover to the flashback ish that shows Mann's punk college days. Note the pink lipstick N she wrote on the mirror to spell out her name.

[identity profile] 2010-02-27 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I love love LOVE me some Gina Torres, but as her name might imply, the lady is latina (Cuban and Puerto Rican descent).

You might argue that Zoe is supposed to be black, but I don't think that's stated on the show, and you used Gina's pic instead of the comic version, so... :)

I agree with adding Agent 355! Also, I've read like the bare minimum of superhero comics so I wish the images had the names of the characters with them.
unicornicopia: (DC ♪ Big Barda)

[personal profile] unicornicopia 2010-02-27 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I knew it was that issue, but for some reason it always read as 355 to me.

I'm not going to lie, you've totally shattered my world with this, hahah. I'm been using that picture to represent 355 for a long time. *hides under rock*

Well, here is a picture of 355 looking badass anyway:

[personal profile] scottyquick 2010-02-27 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Holy shit. Really?

[personal profile] scottyquick 2010-02-27 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
God, Eartha Kitt. Just talking about her a couple a days ago, such an amazing actor, THE definitive Catwoman for me, and Yzma was hilarious <3.

May I add:

CONNOR HAWKE! He's the illegimate son of Oliver Queen and proudly continues the Arrow-family tradition of out-awesoming Ollie by roughly two billion. He's a pacifist and a martial artist and pretty bi and super cool.


Blade. Fucking yes, Blade.
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[personal profile] xammax 2010-02-27 06:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Lack of Mr. Terrific disgusts me.
sandoz_iscariot: A young man looks thoughtful, his chin resting on his hand. (New Mutants: Dani Moonstar)

[personal profile] sandoz_iscariot 2010-02-27 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep, really.

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[personal profile] dimwit90 2010-02-27 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I wish you had posted the names of these characters along with their pictures since I'm a n00b and don't recognize everyone :/

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