I’ve been a comic Book nerd since 2nd grade. When my Father and My uncle, Dumped a dusty “treasure” Chest in an empty corner of my play room. Inside this chest, were piles upon piles of comic books from their childhood. I was so enthralled with the bright pages and the characters that looked like me! It was the first time I’d seen anything like it. That treasure chest, now has a twin, that holds my own collection of comic books and fuels the love that I have for the culture. Here is my list of twenty superheroines of color you never heard of.
Twenty Superheroines Of Color
Mari McCabe has the ability to Mimic all the animals of the kingdom. She was also almost the First African american Female for D.C. To give her own Series, but was cancelled in the D.C. Implosion, She’s been around since 1981.
First Debuted in Wonder Woman, She is her “black” Sister, and they are to battle for the title of Wonder Woman. She has all of the powers of Wonder Woman, plus the ability to open Dimensional Portals. First Seen in 1973.
Teamed with the Teen Titans, She is unsure of her origins, whether or not she was originally a woman or a panther, before being tampered with by the wildebeest society, She is here to stay with all of the powers of a cat. Vision, agility, Actual Tail and Cat feet. She First Appeared in 1991.
Natasha Irons Is the Niece of the Superhero Steel, She is a D.C. Character. She first appeared in 1994. She has become a living being of mist, and is capable of Flight.
The Daughter of Black Lightning, (D.C.) She struck a deal with her father, she wouldn’t fight Crime until She graduated College. She Has Teamed up with Red Arrow, and the outsiders. She first appeared in 2003. Her powers consist of Density Manipulation.
More Superheroines of Color
Jenni Ognats, is the Granddaughter of the Second Flash. She and her family were attacked by Professor Zoom who created a rift during war and left her family stranded on Earth 247. She possesses the same powers as Flash. She First appeared in 1994.
Angel Salvadore, portrayed by Zoe Kravitz in X-men: First Class, originally had the Power of Flight, but During a battle, she became Depowered. She Returned to help with Technological Ice and Heat powers in her left and Right Hand Respectively, Under her New Name Tempest. She First appeared in 2001.
Deborah Fields, is a superheroine of color in the New Warriors Series. Little is known about her. She possesses the power of telekinesis, She First appeared in 1989, in Thor. She and her Team (Counter Force) Defeat the Ragnarok the Clone of Thor, and sometime in between Joins Captain America’s Secret Avengers.
12.) Misty Knight
Is a marvel Character, she first appeared in 1975, and is usually seen with Colleen Wing. She possesses Superhuman Strength, technopathy in her Right Bionic arm and is a skilled Martial Artist. She has been known to Partner with Black Fist From time to time.
Laura Dean, Was originally a Mutant twin, but her parents were mutantphobic, and had her twin Fetus “Destroyed” Laura used her powers to send her Twin Sister to Another Dimension, known as Liveworld. Laura grew up autistic, and withdrawn, her parents sent her to New Life Clinic, ran by taught by the Evil Villain Scramble. She first Appears in 1987.
Priscilla Kitaen, She is a human/kherubim hybrid with Dameon Ancestry. Originally, an exotic Dancer, She gets picked up by WildC.A.T.S., because she has the gift of Sight. She originally appears in 1992, and is Drawn by Jim Lee. She has the powers of: Voodoo Magic, Shape Shifting, Time Manipulation and telepathy.
Tamika Bowden would have been a Gymnast, but because of Connections her father had to Hydra, an incident robs her of the use of her legs. She Adopts an exoskeleton and decides to use her flexibility as a gift, and to help by only doing good. She first appeared in Fantastic Four Annual., 1993. Her powers are advanced agility, speed and strength.
Charlotte Beck was a College Student Majoring in Dance, when the White Event gave her powers. She First appeared in D.P.7 in 1986. She can mentally increase or decrease the friction of a surface, making it slippery or Sticky at will.
A Shared Codename by Sisters Regina and Rosetta. They are daughters of a crime lord, but decide to use their powers for good. They are Friends and partners of Spider-Girl. Rosetta good with technology and Regina a skilled Fighter, they seek training from Phil Urich, the Good Green Goblin, and they first appear in 1999.
Daughter of Photon, Kandra Freeman, is a solo hero. She has the power to control Light Constructs and use them as destructive energy and Super Flight. She is offered a position with the A-next team but refuses and goes about her way. After the team is kidnapped by the Red Queen, She Helps and eventually joins (Personally I think she was just tired of being far away and having to save their lame butts) She first appears in 1999.
A member of Young Justice, Anita Fite, another superheroine of color is impressed and inspired by Arrowette and decides to start Crime Fighting, she is invited to join the team but tensions arise between her and Arrowette as She believes their trying to replace her. After a fight with her grandmother, her parents are reincarnated and she leaves the team to take care of them. She first appears in 2000. She possesses the power of Mind Control.
Chosen as a new Guardian by the Green Lantern Corps, She has the power to absorb and use Electromagnetic Waves. She first appears in 1998. She was a powerful Fighter, but Contracts HIV fighting the “hemo-Goblin” It eventually becomes aids and she dies stopping an Alien Invasion.
She first appears in 1976. She is D.C.’s First African American Superhero. A Former member of the Teen Titans, she now is a member of the Doom Patrol. Shrunk to insect size, She flies, with bee-like wings, fire sonic force blasts and electrical “stinger” attacks.
April Dumaka, is a member of the Legion of Super-heroes. She existed in the Gothiverse, which is no longer an existing dimension. She possesses such powers as: cat-like speed and agility, and retractable claws. She is a Cat-Human Hybrid. She First appeared in 1992.
Danielle Focarte, the younger sister of Invisible Kid two. Had a neurological Disease, rashly her brother and Brainiac 5 decided to use a piece of circuitry from a computer he created, that had rebelled and killed one of Triplicate Girl. It took over Danielle and Tried to destroy the Legion of Super-heroes headquarters, Eventually Brainiac 5 successfully Cured Danielle and Exorcised the Evil Computer and She returned home Safe and Sound. She first appeared in 1982.
You learn something new everyday doncha?
Thanks for Reading,