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Old October 3 2012, 09:49 AM   #84
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Re: Captain America: The Winter Soldier pre-release thread

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Turtletrekker wrote: View Post
Wasn't Black Panther the first African-American super-hero?
No; he's African, but not American. King of Wakanda, remember?
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D'oh!
However, according to the wiki,

He is the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, debuting several years before such early African-American superheroes as Marvel Comics' the Falcon and Luke Cage, and DC Comics' Tyroc, Black Lightning and Green Lantern John Stewart.

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He is the first Black superhero in mainstream comic books; virtually no Black heroes were created before him, none with actual super powers. These included the characters in the single-issue, low-distribution All-Negro Comics #1 (1947); Waku, Prince of the Bantu, who starred in his own feature in the omnibus title Jungle Tales, from Marvel's 1950s predecessor, Atlas Comics; and the Dell Comics Western character Lobo, the first Black person to star in his own comic book. Previous non-caricatured Black supporting characters in comics include U.S. Army infantry private Gabriel Jones of Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos.
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