February 6, 2018 | agudenburr
To celebrate Black History Month and the upcoming Blank Panther movie, here are some of the best African and African American comic book characters.
When a superhuman terrorist group that calls itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt - but can its monarch survive the necessary change?
Featuring the stories and artwork (by Todd McFarlane himself!) that laid the groundwork for the most successful independent comic book ever published. Spawn Origins Volume 1 includes the introduction of not only Spawn, but also a number of other memorable and menacing characters, including Malebolgia and the Violator.
Chronicles the exploits of Miles as he takes up the mantle from Peter Parker, worrying about his new life, grappling with Parker's legacy, and fighting off the Scorpion.
Hydra is growing. The terrorist band has infiltrated society completely, but what is their ultimate goal? As Nomad stands tall against one of Cap's oldest foes, Captain America battles Sin, daughter of the Red Skull! Cap uncovers the new Hydra's ultimate goal, but is it too late to stop them?
The man who made Luke Cage into the unbreakable hero he is today, Dr. Noah Burstein, is dead. But when Luke heads to New Orleans for the funeral, it turns out that there may be more to his father figure's death than he realized. Shady billionaires, amped-up gangs, and a shadowy figure from his past propel Luke into a world of mystery. The hunt he begins may end up destroying him...but when Cage is looking for answers, it's a bad day for anyone in his way!
The fan-favorite Justice League hero headlines his own solo series. Victor Stone has had his share of near-death experiences-it's part of what made him the cyber-enhanced superhero Cyborg in the first place. But after his latest brush with death, something has changed with Vic's cybernetics. They're evolving, and no one can explain why! Something in his technology is calling out between worlds-and the message has been received by invaders who will stop at nothing to possess it.
Black Lightning's first solo series and origin story! With the power to generate electricity from within, Jefferson Pierce has donned a colorful costume and the secret identity of Black Lightning! However, it will take all of his abilities to protect his Metropolis neighborhood of Suicide Slum from those who seek to destroy it.
LUNELLA LAFAYETTE is a preteen super genius who wants to change the world-but learned the hard way that it takes MORE than just big brains. Fearful of the monstrous INHUMAN genes inside her, life is turned upside down when a savage, red-scaled tyrant is teleported from prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call TODAY. The pair are many things, and together the most amazing Marvel Team-Up.
A new Iron Age begins! From the violent streets of Chicago, a new armored hero rises! Clad in her very own Iron Man armor, Riri Williams is ready to show the world what she can do as the self-made hero of tomorrow. Her technology just might change the face of the Marvel Universe forever...if she survives the experience. But is she ready for all the problems that come with stepping into Iron Man's jet boots? Where's a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist when you need one?