I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 6]: ‘Soul’ Brother Supreme

One of the main objectives with this series of articles is to shine light on black superheroes that don't really get talked about. Case-in-point would be today's subject who was created around the same time as other well-known black Heroes like Luke Cage and Black Lightning but has never gotten that same level of recognition. …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 5]: ‘In Blackest Night…’

Space! The Final Frontier.. (come on, you know the rest). Space exploration has seen its fair share of real-life African American innovators like astronauts Robert Henry Lawrence Jr, Guion Bluford and Mae Jemison. For this article, the space explorer in question is the one of the very first African-American superheroes in DC Comics, John Stewart. …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 4.2]: The Red, White, and New.

The Many Faces of The Patriot After the creation of Captain America in 1941, his popularity inspired a bevy of similarly themed heroes like Fighting American, Miss America, The Spirit of '76, Jack Flagg, Free Spirit and so on.  One such superhero was The Patriot who debuted in The Human Torch #4 (Spring 1941) with …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 4]: The Black History of Cap, Part 1.

One subject of fascination for me as a lifelong comic fan is the fascination of black people with the figure of Captain America. The history of black people in this country is complicated at best. Slavery, bigotry and racism have been a plague on African Americans for centuries. Objectively, the character would seem to be …

THE BIBLE OF ‘BOND, JAMES BOND’ [BelserVerse, Part 9]: The InTIMidator.

Previously in Part 8... We talked of the 'oh so refined' Sir Roger Moore. Moore was the Bond for most of the 70's and early 80's. Roger's films were fantastic to the point of becoming a parody of themselves. When you end up with underwater cities and a space laser battle, where else is there …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 3]: Blade The Daywalker!

Delving into the world of the supernatural is not for the faint of heart. Of course there are many superheroes are specialize in this sort of thing. There are number of brothers and sisters who really delve into the darkness for the sake of humanity. They tangle with the things that go bump in the night …

THE BIBLE OF ‘BOND, JAMES BOND’ [BelserVerse, Part 8]: The Regal and Refined.

Previously in Part 7... We talked about the only one time Bond, George Lazenby. Now we'll talk about the actor who -- until recently -- was the longest serving Bond ever, Sir Roger Moore.  ROGER MOORE Tenure as Bond: 1972–1985 Prior to playing Bond,  Roger Moore was already a well known television actor, known for …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 2]: Ain’t Nobody Bad Like…

The road for black superheroes has not an easy one. Like any struggle, there were some blocks and failures along the way but these first ventures have become cult classics in their own right. Now it's time to give them some shine. My first selection for this series of articles was my absolute favorite  movie …