8 Black Superheroes You Didn’t Know Were African

Black superheroes, though not often seen in the movies, are alive and well on the pages of DC and Marvel comics. Here are eight Black superheroes you should know, as cited by Comic Vine and Buzzfeed.

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Vixen (Mari Jiwe McCabe)

Vixen, also known as Mari Jiwe McCabe, is an African superhero from DC Comics. She’s from the Zambesi tribe. After she came to America, she became a successful supermodel and went on to study psychiatry. She used her beauty and education to travel the world and became the superhero we know as Vixen. She could mimic any animal in the wild. Her power was channeled from the god Anansi. She used her abilities to fight poachers and became a member of the Justice League.

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Nubia

Nubia is an Amazonian warrior from DC Universe who kicks butt — using her strength and intellect. She’s immortal and has superhuman strength, stamina and agility. She’s also considered to be Wonder Woman’s twin and the only one with the power to destroy her.

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Comments

  1. None of the Milestone characters are African, which is what this article is about.

  2. I think Storm actually was born in Africa. Professor Xavier was pickpocketed by her when she was a child. (Yeah, I know stereotypes right.)

  3. Brandon Weaver Storm is African American. raised in Africa though. Her mother was an African priestess and father an American photojournalist. Storm is from Harlem, NY

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