Jackknife isn’t technically a super-hero, he’s more of an espionage type of character, similar to Jason Bourne of The Bourne Identity.
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.
Storm is arguably the most recognized Black hero out there today. I saved this one for the end of the month because as cool and positive as Storm is there are some issues there that I always get hung up on.
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.
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.
Sunspot was always one of my favorite mutant characters. For one because he was very worldly, and also because he had some cool powers that I often wished I could have.
Steel is one of those characters I initially liked a lot, but then dropped because it just wasn’t interesting to me anymore. I still like the basic idea of the character but I don’t really follow his adventures.
The Falcon is one of those characters that I traditionally looked down on, but on further examination, my disdain wasn’t really warranted.
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.
Static was easily my favorite of the Milestone heroes. He was the underdog who made good, and he was closer to my age I guess, with experiences that I could more easily relate to.
Everybody loved Rocket because she was the kind of girl who would have your back. She and her partner Icon made a very unique and entertaining team.
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.
Man, Icon was the black Superman I’d been waiting on since I first started reading comics. The creators of the Milestone Media characters really did something special when they founded their comics line back in the 90’s.
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.
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?
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.
Brother Voodoo is another character that I read only sporadically over the years, and mostly during his recent spurt of popularity.
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)
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.
I really dig this character, but I don’t think he’s in print right now. I’m not sure if there’s anything with him coming up on the horizon.