The Butterfly was the first Black Female Superheroine to be featured in a comic book.
The Butterfly appeared in two comics in 1971 – Hell-Rider #1 and #2.
Hell Rider was a black and white magazine published by Skywald (Sol Brodsky and Herschel Waldman) which ran for just two issues. There are two features in the comic book – The Butterfly, and The Wild Bunch – but instead of making them separate entities, both stories are a part of the bigger Hell-Rider story.
The Butterfly was written by Gary Freidrich, illustrated by Rich Buckler.
The Butterfly Story:
- Crime fighting Superheroine
- Can overpower and permanently blind villains, fly at 100 miles per hour with her power pack, climb and adhere to structures with her finger cups
- Her alter ego is Marian Michaels, a beautiful, aspiring songstress and super bad soul sister
The Butterfly – Hell Rider #1
To find out how this story ends, check out our post – What A Sexy Comic Book – Hell Rider#1.
The Butterfly – Hell Rider #2
“The Butterfly Against the Brothers of the Crimson Cross”.
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Please join us in celebrating the 45th anniversary of The Butterfly in 2016!!