Tag Archives: Black Comic Book Superheroes

A Chronology of Black Characters In Comics Pt. 1

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Today, many black heroes grace the pages of comics, and some are now making it to the silver screen. But it’s been a long road filled with very small steps and long periods of no movement at all.  Here is a chance to see how black comic book characters appeared in comics from the earliest “Pioneer era” through the Golden Age,  Atomic Age, Bronze Age, the Modern Age, to the present day.  These historical treasures depict black characters from the 1800s to today, spanning virtually the entire history of American comic books.

The Chronological History of Black Characters is a collaboration between the Museum Of UnCut Funk and a private collector on the west coast.

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A Chronology of Black Characters In Comics Pt. 3

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Today, many black heroes grace the pages of comics, and some are now making it to the silver screen. But it’s been a long road filled with very small steps and long periods of no movement at all.  Here is a chance to see how black comic book characters appeared in comics from the earliest “Pioneer era” through the Golden Age,  Atomic Age, Bronze Age, the Modern Age, to the present day.  These historical treasures depict black characters from the 1800s to today, spanning virtually the entire history of American comic books.

The Chronological History of Black Characters is a collaboration between the Museum Of UnCut Funk and a private collector on the west coast.

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Vintage Black Heroes – Ace Harlem

Vintage Black Heroes – Ace Harlem

Ace Harlem was the first Black Detective to be featured in a comic book.

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Team Ups That Never Happened But Should Have

Team Ups That Never Happened But Should Have

Super-Team Family is a comic book anthology series that was published by DC Comics in the 1970s and lasted for fifteen issues. These comics featured a mix of original and reprinted stories.

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Fantastic Blackness: The Art and Politics of the Super Hero

Fantastic Blackness: The Art and Politics of the Super Hero

Saturday Feb 25th, 2012 – Saturday Mar 10th, 2012

California State University Northridge

Fantastic Blackness is a bold and engaging exhibit of an insurgent and growing movement of independent black comic book writers and artists.

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Barack Obama Comic Books – the good, bad and ugly

Barack Obama Comic Books – the good, bad and ugly

Comics featuring presidents are nothing new – even Nixon showed up in the Fantastic Four, and everyone hated the guy. But the comics industry’s obsession with Barack Obama is a little more intense than usual, resulting in some bizarre, baffling and sometimes even disturbing stories. No one ever did a comic where George W. Bush battles zombies, or one where … well, read on to find out.

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Barack Obama: The First Nerd President?

Barack Obama: The First Nerd President?

Barack Obama: The First Nerd President? Let’s find out…

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How is Obama Appearing in Comic Books?

How is Obama Appearing in Comic Books?

He’s the coolest MOFO on the planet and he appears in way more comic books than any other politician.

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