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

Christopher wrote: View Post
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?
Turtletrekker wrote: View Post
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.


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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