I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 8]: Oh-So-Right.

In the age of Afros, bell bottoms and jive talk, Marvel introduced a character clearly inspired by the females heroines seen in movies like Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones and TV shows like Get Christie Love! ("You're under arrest, Sugah!").  That character is the super sexy supercop Misty Knight... Creation and Inspiration Knight was first …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 7]: A Goddess Among X-Men.

In previous ISBSH articles, we've explored mainly male superheroes. I feel that it's only right to show that gender has nothing to do with heroism, since real life African American heroines like Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Angela Davis have shown the world the ability of a strong black woman. Now is my chances to …

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 …

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 …

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 …