Hypertransitory: Black Superhero Month
Welcome to the Hypertransitory.com Black Super-Hero page.
Every day of Black Super-Hero Month (Feb. 2011) I picked out a new one, drew them up and wrote a little about what I thought of the character. I had fun doing it so I might do it again one of these years…
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Jackknife isn’t technically a super-hero, he’s more of an espionage type of character, similar to Jason Bourne of The Bourne Identity.
By JG Sunday February 27, 2011
Kid Hype is a character I had in my head for a very long time, and I finally took a crack at realizing it a few years ago.
By JG Saturday February 26, 2011
Now, some of you might call this guy “Ultimate” Nick Fury, since he’s from the Ultimate line of Marvel Comics. I’m just gonna call him by the name I always call him – Black Nick Fury.
By JG Thursday February 24, 2011
Cyborg is one of those very unfortunate characters in comics that make you say “damn, enough is enough already”. He reminds me of the Hulk, the Thing and other heroes that just get eternally crapped on by writers and by their in-story lives as well.
By JG Wednesday February 23, 2011
The Falcon is one of those characters that I traditionally looked down on, but on further examination, my disdain wasn’t really warranted.
By JG Sunday February 20, 2011
This Power Man is a little bit difficult to like sometimes. He’s one of those characters who’s overly concerned with fame and accolades. The trash-talking types that no one really respects like Superboy or Speedball were at first.
By JG Saturday February 19, 2011
Hardware was one of the “Big Three” of Milestone Media. At least to me, anyway. Although he was probably my least favorite of the three when the whole Milestone line debuted, that’s still saying he was the worst of the very best, which is pretty damn good.
By JG Wednesday February 16, 2011
Ahhh, sweet Misty Knight. Who couldn’t love her? Actually a lot of the time she’s not so sweet, but she is bad-ass. So very bad-ass. A bad-ass martial arts expert. The kind of chick you want watching your back when sh*t starts going down.
By JG Monday February 14, 2011
Triathlon is what I like to refer to as H.A.M. HOT. ASS. MESS. I take issue with the fact that this extremely lame character shares my last name. What is this world coming to?
By JG Sunday February 13, 2011
Day 12 of 28 Days of Black Super Heroes, today’s hero is the Marvel Comics’ character Bishop.
I must admit that I never truly “got” this character. I did have respect for him at times, but I never bought a comic just because he was in it.
Considering the way he ended up I’m glad I didn’t get too invested in him.
By JG Saturday February 12, 2011
Brother Voodoo is another character that I read only sporadically over the years, and mostly during his recent spurt of popularity.
By JG Friday February 11, 2011
I’m not talking about the Wesley Snipes movie version here, or even the post-Snipes comic version seen in print in the last couple of years.
I’m talking about the old 1970′s style Blade that used to use the old wooden (sharpened teak)
By JG Thursday February 10, 2011
Here’s the thing: Mr. Terrific is the kind of character I *should* like. Except I don’t. Mostly because I haven’t read too much about him. And that’s mostly because he’s hooked up with the Justice Society of America, which bores me beyond measure.
By JG Wednesday February 9, 2011
I never cared much for this character. He had pretty standard-issue, uncreative powers, plus he was kind of an angry bastard all the time (hence his name). Oh, get this: Rage’s strength would grow the more he punched things or used his power in an aggressive way, kind of like the Hulk.
By JG Monday February 7, 2011
John Stewart is Hal Jordan’s backup cop, should anything happen to him.
Actually, that’s not quite true. John Stewart is the backup backup cop. Green Lantern Guy Gardner was the primary backup to Hal Jordan. John was really only brought in when Guy was injured and out of action.
By JG Sunday February 6, 2011
War Machine is James “Rhodey” Rhodes, the best friend of well known Marvel hero Iron-Man. Most of you already knew this from suffering through the latest, and frankly pretty awful, Iron-Man 2 movie.
By JG Friday February 4, 2011
What I remember about Black Goliath is that I really didn’t like the character. I didn’t like that he was an also-ran type of a character who was following in the footsteps of an original character…
By JG Thursday February 3, 2011
I have to be honest here, back in the day I didn’t really know too much about Black Lightning, I thought the character was a copy of Black Vulcan from the old Superfriends series.
By JG Tuesday February 1, 2011
Last year I started off with a grand idea to showcase 28 Black superheroes in the month of February, since February is “our month” and all. Well, my laziness got the better of me and I did…three. Three? THREE?? That’s all? Hey, I said I was lazy, didn’t I?
By JG Tuesday January 25, 2011
This is a character who has gone by many names – Photon, Pulsar, but most notably, her first code name was Captain Marvel. This character is not nearly as much of a hot mess as most of them.
By JG Saturday February 13, 2010
Well in honor of Black History Month, I’ve decided to write a few articles on some of the Black Superheroes of comics history. Trust me, some of it is H.A.M. – HOT…ASS…MESS. Let’s start with one of the most prominent Black superheroes out there today - Luke Cage, Power Man. Yeah, I drew him in [...]
By JG Tuesday February 2, 2010