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Black Superheroes. Why no blacks?. Bungleton Green (1920s). Lothar , Prince of the Seven Sons: illiterate, strongman, dressed in animal skins. Young Allies. Whitewash. Comic Relief: “minstrel dialect: ignorant, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, joyous and musical”. Ebony White. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Black Superheroes

Black Superheroes

Why no blacks?

Bungleton Green (1920s)

Lothar, Prince of the Seven Sons:illiterate, strongman, dressed in animal skins

Young Allies


Comic Relief:minstrel dialect: ignorant, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, joyous and musical

Ebony White

Waku, Prince of the Bantu (1950s):strong, kind, intelligent

Black Panther (1960s)Villain


Luke Cage (1970s):blaxploitationghetto lifestyle:hip talk, cool threads, big afro

superhuman strength and stamina, and has extremely dense skin and muscle tissue which render him highly resistant to physical injury

Storm (1970s)African goddess of weather

Storm: X-men

Image Comics (1990s)Spawn


Milestone Comics (1990s): Hardware, Blood Syndicate, Icon, Static

Future?Static Shock

Green Lantern:John Stewart