5 Interesting Things You May Not Know About Black History in Comic Books

 

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The First Black Superheroes 

There is an assumption that Black Panther is the first Black superhero, but that may be untrue. In the pages of All-Negro Comics, there was Lion Man and Ace Harlem, two characters who saved people and were heroes in their own stories. Lion Man was an African-American on a U.N. mission to Africa to stop people (mostly white people) from harming native people living in the Gold Coast region. He wore a loincloth costume and fought bad guys. He was created in 1947. Many may consider him to be more like Tarzan. Ace Harlem was a gumshoe or P.I. out of a noir film.

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Comments

  1. THEY SURE DIDN'T SELL ANY IN BURKE COUNTY WHERE I GREW UP!

  2. Didn't make it to West Coast.

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