Posted by BeccaBaby87 (34 posts) - - Show Bio
Time for Black Female Superheroes Volume 3! Check out Volume 1 HERE and Volume 2 HERE. With news that Beyonce might be playing Wonder Woman in an upcoming DC/Warner Bros movie... talking about Black Female Superheroes seems even more timely. Any of the 20 characters I've already profiled or the 10 that I'll profile in this post COULD be turned into movies sooner than later. Hollywood is constantly turning to comic books and graphic novels for inspiration - because what is a comic if not a highly detailed story board? Here goes:

Shard





Shard exists as a mutant 50 years into an alternate future, where the X-Men have disbanded and been destroyed due to a betrayal by one of their own. In this alternate future, all mutants have "M" tattoos over their left eyes. She first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men in 1996. Shard has the power to shoot energy beams out of her palms.



Silhouette




Silhouette first appeared in NEW WARRIORS in 1990. She has the power to become a shadow and teleport. Silhouette is also very proficient in martial arts and has superhuman strength, speed, agility and heightened sense.


Storm
Storm is by far the most well known Black female superhero. She's one of the main members of The X-Men and is featured prominently in all 3 X-Men movies (played by Halle Berry - even though she did a ridiculous accent which miraculously disappeared in the 3rd movie without warning). She has the power to control the weather and can use it to get out of tough situations - lightening striking opponents, clearing fog, tornadoes hitting direct targets. Storm can pretty much do it all.



Threnody Threnody is a mutant that first appeared in X-Men comics in 1993. She was rescued from a life of homelessness and taught to hone her power of draining energy from people and animals that were on the brink of death. She can also sense when someone is severely sick or dying. This power also allows her to save herself from death, though this power does have its drawbacks: She often and unwittingly creates zombies that are attracted to her presence... She also had to have metal plates put permanently onto her face to control her powers.



WildStreak
Wildstreak may be my favorite Black female superhero... and I've uncovered about 50 of them. She appears in the Fantastic Four comics in 1993. Her real name is Tamika Bowden and she wasn't born with any superpowers. She was a gymnast who suffered a severe injury, lost the use of her legs, and then had an exoskeleton built for her that made her strong, faster and even more agile that she had ever been. She began being a vigilante to seek revenge against the mob boss responsible for her accident - because her father, a genius and MIT graduate, refused to work for his organization. WildStreak never conformed to any superhero ethics and was hunted by Iron Man, Super Man, and the Fantastic Four.



Amanda Waller
Amanda Waller is the first Black Female character from the DC Universe that I'm profiling. All of the proceeding characters have been from Marvel Comics. Amanda Waller first appeared in Legends in 1986. Amanda Waller (also known as THE WALL) is from Chicago's Cabrini Green housing projects, eventually becoming a scientists and elected official. She worked closely with the government and with superheroes. She was one of the few people who knew the true identity of Batman.


BumbleBee
Bumbleebee (aka Karen Beecher-Duncan) first appeared in TEEN TITANS in 1977. She has the power to shrink to inscect size, fly, shoot sonic blasts and deliver electric stings.



The Crimson Avenger
There have been three characters called 'THE CRIMSON AVENGER' in the DC universe and the third was the woman above, Jill Carlyle. All of the Crimson Avengers have their guns in common - guns that are used to track those who kill inoccents. The current Crimson Avenger has an ever-bleeding bullet hole in the center of her chest. The guns don't need ammunition, therefore never run out of ammunition and have no triggers - they are fired pyschically by The Crimson Avenger. Until her time as the avenger is up, she will be immortal, at which time she will immediately die from her wound.




Doctor Mid-Nite


The role of Doctor Mid-Nite has also been assumed by three different people in the Marvel Universe - all of whom are medical doctors and have near blindness in daylight but can see very well in the dark. Doctor Mid-Nite can also throw 'dark bombs' to blind her opponents. The only female Doctor Mid-Nite's real name is Beth Chapel.



Jet

Birthname: Celia Windward... Jet is Jamaican and has the ability to fly, create blasts of heat and force, and generate electromagnetic pulse, move and manipulate metal with magnetic fields, fire blasts of electricity, and see in other frequencies of the spectrum besides visible light such as ultraviolet and infared. She first appeared in DC Millenium #2 in 1988.



Look out for Black Female Superheroes Vol. 4 in about a week or so. There are many more to come.
More Black Female Superheroines on the way!!!
#1 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never heard of Jet.  But I am now interested.

#2 Posted by Citizen Vance* (293 posts) - - Show Bio
White Mage said:
"

I've never heard of Jet.  But I am now interested.

"
She's not cool.
#3 Posted by BeccaBaby87 (34 posts) - - Show Bio

CitizenVance, you're just going to pick this thing apart aren't you???? lol

I might have to add you as an enemy.  We can be arch-nemeses.

#4 Posted by bobbydr (64 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not really a fan of Jet or the Global Guardians at all for that matter.

I really like the spotlighting female superpowered minorities though. Neat idea.

#5 Posted by Citizen Vance* (293 posts) - - Show Bio
BeccaBaby87 said:
"CitizenVance, you're just going to pick this thing apart aren't you???? lol

I might have to add you as an enemy.  We can be arch-nemeses."
Every black female superhero isn't cool just because they are black and female.
#6 Posted by BeccaBaby87 (34 posts) - - Show Bio

You make a good point.  I'm not a fan of ALL of these heroes and characters.....

#7 Posted by Citizen Vance* (293 posts) - - Show Bio
BeccaBaby87 said:
"You make a good point.  I'm not a fan of ALL of these heroes and characters....."
Oh ok.I like some of them.I wish there were more good Black female superheroes.
#8 Posted by blackstormtorrent (155 posts) - - Show Bio

i loved this cant wait to vol 4 :)

#9 Posted by Risky (12629 posts) - - Show Bio

Becca you're doing an awesome job on this. I'm impressed. Continue this girl.Black supheroines/vilainesses rule!!!

#10 Posted by StormAmazonPhoenix (937 posts) - - Show Bio

Storms the HBIC

#11 Posted by NagolNuff (2493 posts) - - Show Bio

o this is cool! now i know where to get my costume ideas from lol :p

#12 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

not to take anything away, and i think she's awesome, but neither Shard nor her brother Bishop are black. notice her hair? they are the result of the melting pot effect, were separate races in the future are becoming obsolete. basically they are moloto's, giving many years more of cross breeding and taken to a point removed from being any nationality.

#13 Posted by NagolNuff (2493 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE: hmm ja but her post are on woman of color, which is what she is, she put cecilia and shes puerto riccan
#14 Edited by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio
@NagolNuff said:

" @CATMANEXE: hmm ja but her post are on woman of color, which is what she is, she put cecilia and shes puerto riccan "

big differance there. moloto is neither and both. and Shard isnt even that, shes further progressed. most molotos i know, best friend included do not claim other colored or non. being technicall, the 
range of descents that are actually "white" are rare. Irish persons are technically colored given the basis f definition given most Irish americans are immigrants who arrived after the Civil War and recieved the same treatment of rights as African americans. likewise American-Indians.
but in Shards case she isnt even that really. Just pointing out the facts, as where presented
in the actual comics and bios themselves, specifically stated she and her brother "are not black".
 
notably, trying to inform nothing more. most Africans hail from differant tribes and are likewise not the same people because of their skin color. aslo reminds me of the old Storm and Black Panther are married just because theyre both black rant. BP is Wakkandan, Storm is Egyptian. Go to Egypt and tell them they are Africans in your book. Actually dont, bad idea. Essentially of color is any single group that is not caucasian. Asians are in fact in that definition for example. all i saw was the thread title stating " Black Female"
#15 Posted by NagolNuff (2493 posts) - - Show Bio
@mickaelsurtour: exactly
#16 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

 @mickaelsurtour:
not exactly or even close. you just accused me of saying the exact reverse of everything i just said. 
- i said there is no lumped together blacks, Africans and ect hail from differant origins
- you said i think theyre all the same
- Egyptians do not consider themselves African, Africans do not consider Egyptians African either.
you do know how long Egyptians have been around correct? they do not share the same genetic lineage. when i said say that in Egypt, i meant that that would be an insult there and not taken lightly. 
this is like saying Germans are of British decent because they are in the continent of Europe.
- forget hypocrisy. persons in America get stepped on and used regardless of their color, and all fight each other. 
- Shard has blonde hair...naturally. her skin color is an amalgamation of Caucasian, Asian, and African, among others. Great about your politcal point of view. Shard and Bishop however are fictional characters. Marvel states them as non-race, the only exception ebing mutancey, which i just explained, and can be read in their comics. Bishops depicitation varies by artist.
- you talked of hypocrisy, then complained about your issue with lumping blacks, then lumped them yourself, then made mention of "whites". sorry, you dont have my vote.
 - now people dont feel the urge to define, it has a definiton, otherwise it means nothing and so does the point of this thread. know your roots. the defining of the term black was in fact brought forth by African Americans who were hypocrisized and notoriously plugged by Malcom X.

just trying to clarify comic issues and pointing to the fatcs in the Marvel Universe, hence way Black Panther was brought up. wasnt going to respond but i loathe being accused in a long paragraph 
of saying the opposite of what i clearly and easily said and was just quoted for. how could would i wrote have not been clear?
 
anyways. Shard is great. Also not black, or unblack or black, im unsure which term is suitable to you since you stood for and against both just now.
 
 suggest reading  Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcom X. Im quoting them here.
i could really put little stock in the un named NFL players views.

#17 Posted by NagolNuff (2493 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE: i understand that their bio's are given as a none race as you say cause they are from the future and all races have mixed so much to turn to what they are, but if I were to categorize them like BeccaBaby87, I would proly do the same thing in putting Shard under the black, or person of color, just fer the fact that yes she is mixed and there is obviously black in there, and just because they way she is drawn she looks like a mixed black person, same with bishop in all his drawings he looks like a black guy with Indian in him lol, Shard is here cause some where in there, there is black a tiny bit, but mostly on appearance.
#18 Posted by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

not from their bios, from the actual comics. ive read every Shard and Bishop comic to date.
 
but okay, ill vote here in as black just for today. Shards great eitherway so i guess i can sit with her getting whatever recognition.

#19 Posted by rasx (242 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice Job! I did'nt know they had so many, how about those from Image too?
#20 Posted by Handcannon (544 posts) - - Show Bio

My fave so far is Photon... hey does Jakita Wagner count? she's half black 

#21 Posted by NagolNuff (2493 posts) - - Show Bio
@Handcannon: ...cause...she's half...black...lol
#22 Posted by Handcannon (544 posts) - - Show Bio
@NagolNuff: yeah <.<...>.>
#23 Posted by creole (229 posts) - - Show Bio

you guys are getting a little to deep, but to each there own.
#24 Posted by rbysjti (10690 posts) - - Show Bio

Jet looks interesting.

#25 Posted by Stormultt (5317 posts) - - Show Bio

Jet does look very intrigueing from her pictures, I'll have to do research on her.
#26 Posted by Erik (32815 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Vixen from DC? She is actually pretty cool and she is a hell of a lot more interesting than Amanda Waller.

#27 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio
@erik said:
"What about Vixen from DC? She is actually pretty cool and she is a hell of a lot more interesting than Amanda Waller. "
did they ever fix her powers so that she's back to animals, and not this ridiculous "I can copy green lantern" Bull?  Cause, if they did, I might start reading Justice League. 
#28 Posted by Stormultt (5317 posts) - - Show Bio
@erik said:
"What about Vixen from DC? She is actually pretty cool and she is a hell of a lot more interesting than Amanda Waller. "

Jet looks cooler. 
 
But Vixen is definitely a interesting heroine.
#29 Posted by Erik (32815 posts) - - Show Bio
@White Mage said:
" @erik said:
"What about Vixen from DC? She is actually pretty cool and she is a hell of a lot more interesting than Amanda Waller. "
did they ever fix her powers so that she's back to animals, and not this ridiculous "I can copy green lantern" Bull?  Cause, if they did, I might start reading Justice League.  "
I have not been able to read DC for quite some time. My last read was when they formed the new JLA with Benes doing the art. Well, that and catching the TPB of Green Lantern at B&N.
#30 Edited by Mr. Hellfire (62 posts) - - Show Bio
@White Mage:
They did. But she and Firestorm are temporarily off the Justice League right now, making the sole black person Cyborg. 
 
Also, has anyone mentioned Monet St. Croix?
#31 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Hellfire said:
"@White Mage: They did. But she and Firestorm are temporarily off the Justice League right now, making the sole black person Cyborg.  Also, has anyone mentioned Monet St. Croix? "

@erik said:
" @White Mage said:
" @erik said:
"What about Vixen from DC? She is actually pretty cool and she is a hell of a lot more interesting than Amanda Waller. "
did they ever fix her powers so that she's back to animals, and not this ridiculous "I can copy green lantern" Bull?  Cause, if they did, I might start reading Justice League.  "
I have not been able to read DC for quite some time. My last read was when they formed the new JLA with Benes doing the art. Well, that and catching the TPB of Green Lantern at B&N. "
Cyborg?....................................I'm not reading
#32 Posted by Stormultt (5317 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Hellfire said:
"@White Mage: They did. But she and Firestorm are temporarily off the Justice League right now, making the sole black person Cyborg.  Also, has anyone mentioned Monet St. Croix? "

I think they mentioned monet in another thread, not sure though.
#33 Posted by Erik (32815 posts) - - Show Bio
@Stormultt said:
" @Mr. Hellfire said:
"@White Mage: They did. But she and Firestorm are temporarily off the Justice League right now, making the sole black person Cyborg.  Also, has anyone mentioned Monet St. Croix? "
I think they mentioned monet in another thread, not sure though. "
I thought Monet was some middle eastern race or some such, not black. 
#34 Posted by Stormultt (5317 posts) - - Show Bio
@erik:
Ah, That's why. 
 
I wasn't sure if she was even mentioned but personally i never bothered to find out.
#35 Posted by Erik (32815 posts) - - Show Bio
@Stormultt said:
" @erik: Ah, That's why.  I wasn't sure if she was even mentioned but personally i never bothered to find out. "
I looked it up. If the internet is at all accurate, she is Monegasque. 
#36 Posted by Mr. Hellfire (62 posts) - - Show Bio
@erik:
She's heavily debatable. Her father was shown to be white the first time he appeared, but he's been black every time since his debut. We don't know what her mother is. So it's possible that her mom could be Middle Eastern, and her dad could be both black and white.
#37 Posted by Stormultt (5317 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Hellfire said:
"@erik: She's heavily debatable. Her father was shown to be white the first time he appeared, but he's been black every time since his debut. We don't know what her mother is. So it's possible that her mom could be Middle Eastern, and her dad could be both black and white. "
If that's true i hope some writer decides to keep or retcon something for fan's of hers.
@erik said:
" @Stormultt said:
" @erik: Ah, That's why.  I wasn't sure if she was even mentioned but personally i never bothered to find out. "
I looked it up. If the internet is at all accurate, she is Monegasque.  "

Oh well that's the reason then.
#38 Edited by CATMANEXE (17052 posts) - - Show Bio

copying this over from another place i posted, voting her as an Unsung Hero
 
Gorilla Girl


 
she fought registration bravely in Civil War,
and in Secret Invasion, and didnt stand for the corruption of the Initiative.
she risked her life to save innocents against Thor's clone. very recently
she sacrificed herself to save three realities from the Zombies Vs Apes
war. next to no one knows who she is, and her deed was erased from time 
and memory.
her whole life was tragic, she got treated like dirt, but she fought on
for the good like Cap would, and never got anything but tough breaks and no thanks
in return thats the spirit of a real hero! 
this girl deserves a damned medal!  
#39 Posted by Stormultt (5317 posts) - - Show Bio
@CATMANEXE said:
"copying this over from another place i posted, voting her as an Unsung Hero
 
Gorilla Girl

 
  she fought registration bravely in Civil War, and in Secret Invasion, and didnt stand for the corruption of the Initiative. she risked her life to save innocents against Thor's clone. very recently she sacrificed herself to save three realities from the Zombies Vs Apes war. next to no one knows ho she is, and her deed was erased from time  and memory. this girl deserves a damned medal! "

Never even heard lawl.
#40 Posted by Mr. Hellfire (62 posts) - - Show Bio

I always liked Rocket, Icon's sidekick. 

 
#41 Posted by Stormultt (5317 posts) - - Show Bio
@Mr. Hellfire said:
"
I always liked Rocket, Icon's sidekick. 

 
"

Yea shes cool definitely.
#42 Posted by Britt601 (456 posts) - - Show Bio

Sad ain't it.  I only know of Bumblebee and Wildstreak (and Storm, of course).  You definitely gave me some people to search for, lol
#43 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15258 posts) - - Show Bio





I win
#44 Posted by Ryonslaught (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

more black female superheros than you can shake a stick at  Black Power

#45 Edited by COBRAMORPH (1562 posts) - - Show Bio

Now that the Nolan bat trilogy is over, Cristian Bale should play a rebooted Storm in the Avengers Movie-Verse

Just on an aside, Vixen should be made into a TV show. They could tone down her powers a bit for a TV budget, & also the more "realistic" take that Smallville did.