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 …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 1]: With Great Power…

...must come proper representation! Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen. The Belser is here and hoping this message meets you all in good spirits. This past week has been an unprecedented set of circumstances in the history of our country. A black man named George Floyd was murdered by four policemen in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th …