Martha Jones, Doctor Who and Torchwood
She is one of the few Black women to be a companion to the Doctor. Jones was spunky and took nothing from any threat that came her way.
Michonne, The Walking Dead
She is one of the coolest characters from the show. She kills zombies with her handy-dandy samurai sword.
Representation goes a long way. Surprisingly, there have been a number of major Black characters in our favorite sci-fi comic books, TV shows and movies. Here are just a few of them.
This DC Comics character was created in the 1980s but gained popularity in the early 2000s due to the Teen Titans animated series. He is half man and half machine. Actor Ray Fisher will portray him in DC’s upcoming movies.
One of the first major Marvel heroes to hit the big screen was Blade. With three films under his belt, the character became an icon and household name, and actor Wesley Snipes was a big reason for that.
The Falcon has been the most underrated Black superhero for decades because he was just a sidekick to Captain America. Now he is the Captain. Actor Anthony Mackie portrays the character in film.