View Poll Results: Who Is Your Favorite Black Character?

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  • John Stewart

    29 27.36%
  • Cyborg

    11 10.38%
  • Mister Terrific

    7 6.60%
  • Vixen

    24 22.64%
  • Black Manta

    2 1.89%
  • Amanda Waller

    6 5.66%
  • Kid Flash

    1 0.94%
  • Bronze Tiger

    1 0.94%
  • Static

    3 2.83%
  • Aqualad

    4 3.77%
  • Bumblebee

    1 0.94%
  • Steel (I or II)

    3 2.83%
  • Black Lightning

    6 5.66%
  • The Signal

    2 1.89%
  • Other (please specify)

    6 5.66%
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    Default DC Africana Appreciation




    I really dig how well constructed the Latino appreciation thread is so I decided to revamp the thread for DC's black characters. This is a thread dedicated to DC's characters from across the Afro-Diaspora, however utilized or underutilized they may be and regardless of alignment. I will try to keep this up to date so feel free to post anyone I missed and I will add them to the list.



    HEROES
    Amazing-Man [Markus Clay]
    Aqualad [Jackson Hyde/Kaldur'ahm]
    Azrael II [Michael Lane]
    Batwing I [David Zavimbe]
    Batwing II [Luke Fox]
    Battalion [Jackson King]
    Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]
    Bloodwynd [Frederick Widmer]
    Bronze Tiger [Ben Turner]
    Bumblebee [Karen Beacher]
    Cal Durham
    Catspaw [April Dumaka]
    Chunk [Chester P. Runk]
    Coldcast [Nathan Craig Jones]
    Computo [Danielle Foccart]
    Commander Gideon
    Crimson Avenger [Jill Carlyle]
    Cyborg [Victor Stone]
    Darla Dudley
    Darkstar [Carla White]
    Doctor Midnight [Beth Chapel]
    Dr. Mist [Nommo Balewa]
    Earthstrike [Dede Yeboah] & The Kingdom
    Firestorm [Jason Rusch]
    Freight Train [Eric Moran]
    Freedom Beast [Dominic Mndawe]
    Fuerza [Angela Antigone]
    Ghost Fist [Cyril]
    Green Lantern [John Stewart]
    Hardware [Curtis Metcalf]
    Harlem Harley [Antonia Moore]
    Hawkgirl [Kendra Munoz-Saunders]
    Herald/Vox [Mal Duncan]
    Hero Cruz
    Hotspot [Isaiah Crockett]
    Icon [August Freeman]
    Invisible Kid II [Jacques Foccart]
    Jakeem Thunder [Jakeem Williams]
    John Diggle
    Josiah Power
    Kid Flash [Wallace West]
    Kid Quantum [James Cullen]
    Kid Quantum II [Jazmin Cullen]
    Lightning [Jennifer Pierce]
    Naomi
    Nix Uotan
    Nu'bia
    Mister Miracle [Shiloh Norman]
    Mister Terrific [Michael Holt]
    Muhammad X
    Onyx [Onyx Adams]
    Oracle [Gus Yale]
    Orpheus [Gavin King]
    Pantha [Rosabelle Mendez]
    Power Girl [Tanya Spears]
    Rocket [Raquel Ervin]
    Rorschach [Reggie Long]
    Star Boy [Earth-Prime Thom Kallor]
    Static [Virgil Hawkins]
    Steel I [John Irons]
    Steel II [Natasha Irons]
    Superman [Val-Zod]
    Superman [Calvin Ellis]
    Skyrocket [Celia Forrestal]
    Strix [Mary Turner]
    Tempest [Joshua Clay]
    Technique [Tiffany Evans]
    The Signal [Duke Thomas]
    The Spectre III [Crispus Allen]
    Thunder [Anissa Pierce]
    Tyroc [Troy Stewart]
    Vigilante [Donny Fairchild]
    Virtue [Holly Ann Fields]
    Vixen [Mari McCabe]
    Vykin the Black/Vykin Baldaur
    Wise Son [Hannibal White]
    XS [Jenni Ognats]

    VILLAINS/ANTI-HEROES
    Amanda Waller
    Black Manta [David Hyde]
    Black Mass [Geoffrey Thibodeux]
    Black Racer [Willie Walker]
    Black Spider [Eric Needham]
    Brick [Danny Brickwell]
    Crowbar [Malcolm Tandy]
    Crux [Simon Amal]
    Cyborg 2.0 [Ron Evers]
    Cyborgirl [LeTonya Charles]
    Deathblow [Michael Cray]
    Despot [Isaiah King]
    Gnomon
    Gregory Wolfe
    Holocaust/Pyre [Leonard Smalls]
    Houngan [Jean-Louis Droo]
    Killer Croc [Waylon Jones]
    Lord Battle [Abraham Attah]
    Massacre [Isaac Zavimbe]
    Mr. Bones [Robert Todd]
    Mr. Bloom I [Daryl Gutierrez]
    Mr. Bloom II
    Ox [Mustapha Maksai]
    Papa Midnite [Linton Midnite]
    Peek-a-Boo [Lashawn Baez]
    Power Ring [Antimatter Universe John Stewart]
    Red Lion [Matthew Bland]
    Tabu
    Tattoo Man [Mark Richards]
    Tobias Whale




    MUST READ TITLES [On-Goings]
    (1977) Black Lightning #1-11
    (1984) Green Lantern Vol. 2 #182-200
    (1986) Green Lantern Corps #201-224
    (1992) Green Lantern: Mosaic #1-18
    (1993) Hardware #1-50
    (1993) Static #1-45
    (1993) Icon #1-42
    (1994) Steel #0-52
    (1995) Black Lightning #1-13
    (2004) Firestorm #1-35
    (2011) Batwing #0-34
    (2011) Mr Terrific #1-8
    (2011) Static Shock #1-8
    (2011) The Fury of Firestorm #0-20
    (2011) Green Lantern Corps #21-40
    (2015) Cyborg #1-12
    (2018) The Terrifics #1-present
    (2019) Naomi #1-present


    MUST READ TITLES [Maxi/Mini]
    (2001) Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool #1-4
    (2008) Vixen: Return of the Lion #1-5
    (2009) Black Lightning: Year One #1-6
    (2015) Green Lantern: Lost Army #1-6
    (2018) Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands #1-6
    (2018) Wildstorm: Michael Cray #1-12
    (2018) Batman and The Signal #1-3


    SHOW SOME APPRECIATION!!
    John Stewart Appreciation 2019
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2019

    Vixen Appreciation 2019
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2019

    BOOYAH!! Cyborg Appreciation 2019
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...tion-Thread-19

    Mr Terrific Appreciation 2019
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2019

    Naomi Appreciation 2019
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2019

    a Force of Nature! Black Lightning Appreciation 2019
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...tion-Thread-19

    Son of the Manta: Aqualad Appreciation 2019
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2019

    I shall not be moved: Bronze Tiger Appreciation 2019
    https://community.cbr.com/showthread...reciation-2019

    Last edited by lemonpeace; 06-11-2019 at 01:49 PM.
    Duke's a fine character, you guys are just hungry... (respect thread)

    John Stewart is my Lantern.

    DC: Batman and the Outsiders, Justice League, Naomi, Teen Titans, Deathstroke, The Flash, Justice League Odyssey, Doomsday Clock

    Marvel: Immortal Hulk, Miles Morales: Spiderman, Black Panther, Ironheart, Cosmic Ghost Rider etc., Moon Girl, Avengers

    Anticipated titles: Far Sector, Love Army*, The Other History of DC*

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    I like Nubia as a Black Wonder Woman, equal to Diana in all ways.

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    What a beautiful way to kick off black history month!

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    Tyroc, the pride of Marzal

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    Heroes-
    4-D [Lea Corben]
    Amazing-Man [Markus Clay]
    Coldcast
    Doctor Midnight [Beth Chapel]
    Freight Train [Eric Moran]
    Invisible Kid II [Jacques Foccart]
    John Diggle
    Josiah Power
    Kid Quantum [James Cullen]
    Kid Quantum II [Jazmin Cullen]
    Nix Uotan
    Onyx

    Villain/Anti-
    Black Mass [Geoffrey Thibodeux]
    Crowbar
    Houngan
    Mr. Bones [Robert Todd]
    Peek-a-Boo [Lashawn Baez]

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    It's was a tough choice for me between Black Lightning and Vixen but ultimately, Vixen won out as I think she's better developed. After these two, Bumblebee comes next for me. Others I really like are Mr. Terrific, Steel(John), Amanda Waller, The Signal, Aqaualad, Static, and Black Manta(best Black Villain!).
    Currently Reading:Batman & The Outsiders, Doomsday Clock, Female Furies, Freedom Fighters, Hawkman, Heroes in Crisis, Justice League, Justice League Dark, Shazam, Wonder Twins, Wonder Woman, & Young Justice.

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    It's kinda funny how Jacques Foccart predated Gambit as a French speaking hero.

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    A shame we don't get to see much of Vixen right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpeace View Post
    I really dig how well constructed the Latino appreciation thread is so I decided to revamp the thread for DC's black characters. This is a thread dedicated to DC's characters from across the Afro-Diaspora, however utilized or underutilized they may be and regardless of alignment. I will try to keep this up to date so feel free to post anyone I missed and I will add them to the list.
    Thanks. I try to keep the Latino thread updated. It gets hard at times though. Cool thread by the way.

    I voted for Black Lightning, but I'm curious if the results will be the same as the other thread (that had 130 votes).
    Done with DC. Can't handle the constant whiplash! Time to go on a hiatus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Gato View Post
    I voted for Black Lightning, but I'm curious if the results will be the same as the other thread (that had 130 votes).
    Are you referring to the thread I had created? I'm not a 100% sure but I think Vixen had emerged victorious in that one. So not surprising to see her take an early lead here too.

    It's really time to give her the epic, fantastical Aquaman/Wonder Woman meets Black Panther treatment that she deserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Gato View Post
    Thanks. I try to keep the Latino thread updated. It gets hard at times though. Cool thread by the way.

    I voted for Black Lightning, but I'm curious if the results will be the same as the other thread (that had 130 votes).
    Thanks man! You're doing a great job over on the Latinx thread; much respect. I actually was meaning to ask over there, do you know of any Afro-Latino characters that I missed? I could only think of Fuerza but I'm not sure if there are any more in DC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Confuzzled View Post
    Are you referring to the thread I had created? I'm not a 100% sure but I think Vixen had emerged victorious in that one. So not surprising to see her take an early lead here too.

    It's really time to give her the epic, fantastical Aquaman/Wonder Woman meets Black Panther treatment that she deserves.
    I didn't realize Vixen was so popular. I definitely would be down for an African fantasy epic starring Vixen. After the success of Black Panther, I don't doubt there are a wealth of creators inspired to capitalize on that; black ones especially but not excluding anyone if they handle the property with care and diligence. Throw Bronze Tiger in there too and DC could boost two profiles in one go.
    Last edited by lemonpeace; 02-10-2019 at 05:52 PM.
    Duke's a fine character, you guys are just hungry... (respect thread)

    John Stewart is my Lantern.

    DC: Batman and the Outsiders, Justice League, Naomi, Teen Titans, Deathstroke, The Flash, Justice League Odyssey, Doomsday Clock

    Marvel: Immortal Hulk, Miles Morales: Spiderman, Black Panther, Ironheart, Cosmic Ghost Rider etc., Moon Girl, Avengers

    Anticipated titles: Far Sector, Love Army*, The Other History of DC*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confuzzled View Post
    It's really time to give Vixen the epic, fantastical Aquaman/Wonder Woman meets Black Panther treatment that she deserves.
    To elaborate a little further, there's so much potential here with Vixen and the mythology of African gods and especially goddesses. There could be a way of making her an Avatar of the Red but tying the concept to deities like the Yoruba goddesses, Bast and Aset.

    It's definitely a part of rich Africana culture that would lend itself very effectively to the superhero landscape. Even Black Panther's All The Stars video used the aforementioned goddesses prominently even if they aren't directly connected to BP. Imagine if Mari's story directly reconnected her roots to these rich traditions.

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    BLACK CHARACTERS IN THE DCEU(AND VARIOUS OTHER DC COMICS MOVIES)
    (1983) Superman III - Richard Pryor as Gus Gorman
    (2004) Catwoman - Halle Berry as Patience Phillips/Catwoman
    (2013) Man of Steel - Laurence Fishburne as Perry White
    (2016) Suicide Squad - Will Smith as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot
    (2017) Justice League - Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg
    (2018) Aquaman - Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane/Black Manta


    BLACK CHARACTERS IN THE DC ARROWVERSE(AND VARIOUS OTHER DC COMICS SHOWS)
    (1966) Batman - Eartha Kitt as Catwoman
    (1990) The Flash - Jason Bernard as Desmond Powell/Nightshade
    (1991) Superboy - Philip Michael Thomas as Brimstone
    (2001) Smallville - Adrian Holmes as Basqat
    (2001) Smallville - Phil Morris as John Jones/J’onn Jonzz/Martian Manhunter
    (2001) Smallville - Sam Jones III as Pete Ross
    (2012) Arrow - Chad L. Coleman as Tobias Church
    (2012) Arrow - David Ramsey as John Diggle/Spartan
    (2012) Arrow - Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Mister Terrific
    (2012) Arrow - Erica Luttrell as Laura Washington/"Cyber-woman"
    (2012) Arrow - Eugene Byrd as Andy Diggle
    (2012) Arrow - Joseph David-Jones as John Diggle, Jr./Connor Hawke
    (2012) Arrow - Marcello Guede as John Diggle, Jr.
    (2012) Arrow - Michael Jai White as Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger
    (2012) Arrow - Miranda Edwards as Honor/Silencer
    (2012) Arrow - Rutina Wesley as Liza Warmer
    (2014) Constantine - Bailey Tippen as Astra Logue
    (2014) Constantine - Harold Perrineau as Manny
    (2014) The Flash - Candice Patton as Iris West-Allen
    (2014) The Flash - Damion Poitier as Goldface
    (2014) The Flash - Danielle Nicolet as Cecille Horton
    (2014) The Flash - Demore Barnes as Henry Hewitt/Tokamak
    (2014) The Flash - Dominic Lanse/Brainstorm
    (2014) The Flash - Franz Drameh as Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm
    (2014) The Flash - Jesse L. Martin as Joe West
    (2014) The Flash - Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West/Kid Flash
    (2014) Gotham - Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney
    (2015) Supergirl - April Parker Jones as Lauren Haley
    (2015) Supergirl - David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter
    (2015) Supergirl - Krys Marshall as Julia Freeman/Purity
    (2015) Supergirl - Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen/Guardian
    (2015) Supergirl - Sharon Leal as Miss Martian
    (2015) Vixen - Anika Noni Rose as Kuasa
    (2015) Vixen - Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Benatu Eshu
    (2016) DCs Legends of Tomorrow - Amaya Jiwe/Vixen
    (2016) DCs Legends of Tomorrow - Kwasi Ameyaw as Doctor Mid-Nite
    (2015) Vixen - Sean Patrick Thomas as Professor Adam Macalester
    (2016) DCs Legends of Tomorrow - Tracy Ifeachor as Kuasa
    (2018) Black Lightning - China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce/Lightning
    (2018) Black Lightning - Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce
    (2018) Black Lightning - Erika Alexander as Perenna
    (2018) Black Lightning - Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne/Painkiller
    (2018) Black Lightning - Kearran Giovanni as Giselle Cutter/Cutter
    (2018) Black Lightning - Marvin Jones III/Krondon as Tobias Whale
    (2018) Black Lightning - Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce/Thunder
    (2018) Black Lightning - William Catlett Jr. as Latavious Johnson/Lala/Tattooed Man
    (2018) Titans - Anna Diop as Kory Anders/Koriand’r/Starfire
    (2019) Doom Patrol - Jovian Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg



    BLACK CHARACTERS IN THE DCAU (TIMMVERSE,NU52 STAND-ALONE)
    (1973) Super Friends - Buster Jones as Black Vulcan
    (1996) Superman The Animated Series - Phil LaMarr as John Henry Irons/Steel
    (2000) Static Shock - Brock Peters as Morris Grant/Soul Power
    (2000) Static Shock - Carl Lumbly as Anansi
    (2000) Static Shock - Gary Sturgis as Ivan Evers/Ebon
    (2000) Static Shock - Kadeem Hardison as Adam Evers/Rubberband Man
    (2000) Static Shock - Karl Malone as himself/Pulverizer
    (2000) Static Shock - Kimberly Brooks as Puff
    (2000) Static Shock - Phil LaMarr as Virgil Ovid Hawkins/Static
    (2000) Static Shock - Rodney Saulsberry as Philip Rollins/Sparky
    (2000) Static Shock - Rosslynn Taylor-Jordan as Shenice Vale/She-Bang
    (2000) Static Shock - Tracy McGrady/Spin Drive
    (2001) Justice League - Carl Lumby as J’onn Jonzz/Martian Manhunter
    (2001) Justice League - Phil LaMarr as John Stewart/The Green Lantern
    (2003) Teen Titans - Bumper Robinson as Isaiah Crockett/Hot Spot
    (2003) Teen Titans - Kevin Michael Richardson as See-More
    (2003) Teen Titans - Khary Payton as Victor Stone/Stone/Cyborg
    (2003) Teen Titans - T’Keyah Kaymah as Karen Beecher/Bumblebee
    (2004) Justice League: Unlimited - C.C.H Pounder as Juice of the Ultimen
    (2004) Justice League: Unlimited - Gina Torres as Vixen
    (2004) The Batman - Steven Harris as Ethan Bennett/Clayface
    (2008) Batman: The Brave and The Bold - Gary Sturgis as /Bronze Tiger
    (2009) Batman/Superman: Public Enemies - LeVar Burton as Black Lightning,
    (2010) Young Justice - Bryton James as Virgil Hawkins/Static
    (2010) Young Justice - Denise Boutte as Raquel Evans/Rocket
    (2010) Young Justice - Kali “Kittie” Troy as Raquel Evans/Rocket
    (2010) Young Justice - Kevin Michael Richardson as J’onn Jonzz/Martian Manhunter, Mal Duncan/Guardian, John Stewart
    (2010) Young Justice - Khary Payton as Kaldur’ahm/Aqualad/Aquaman II, Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Black Manta
    (2010) Young Justice - Masasa Moyo as Karen Beecher/Bumblebee
    (2010) Young Justice - Zeno Robinson as Victor Stone, Holocaust
    (2012) Flashpoint Paradox - Michael B. Jordan as Cyborg
    (2014) Justice League: War - Shemar Moore as Cyborg
    (2015) Batman: Bad Blood - Gaius Charles as Luke Fox/Batwing
    (2017) Justice League Dark - Roger R Cross as John Stewart/Green Lantern
    (2018) Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay - Billy Brown as Bronze Tiger
    (2019) Reign of the Supermen - Cress Williams as John Henry Irons/Steel

    Last edited by lemonpeace; 02-10-2019 at 05:52 PM.
    Duke's a fine character, you guys are just hungry... (respect thread)

    John Stewart is my Lantern.

    DC: Batman and the Outsiders, Justice League, Naomi, Teen Titans, Deathstroke, The Flash, Justice League Odyssey, Doomsday Clock

    Marvel: Immortal Hulk, Miles Morales: Spiderman, Black Panther, Ironheart, Cosmic Ghost Rider etc., Moon Girl, Avengers

    Anticipated titles: Far Sector, Love Army*, The Other History of DC*

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    It was a really tough call, but I got to stick with The Signal. Duke Thomas resonated to me since a long time, and he's a little guy still. He deserves all the support he can get.

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