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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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Lothar My Main Man In Mandrake

Lothar My Main Man In Mandrake

Mmmm…does every white guy need a Black man to help his ass? LOL???
 
Lothar is Mandrake’s best friend and crime-fighting companion. Mandrake first met Lothar during his travels in Africa. Lothar was then “Prince of the Seven Nations”, a mighty federation of jungle tribes. He foolishly passed on the chance to become king but decided to followed Mandrake on his world travels, fighting crime and villains from all over the world. Lothar is often referred to as the strongest man in the world with the exception of perhaps Hojo — Mandrake’s chef and secret chief of Inter Intel.

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