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Posted by jointron33 (2107 posts) 2 years, 23 days ago

Poll: Favorite Black Superhero (DC Edition) (84 votes)

John Stewart 26%
Icon 12%
Rocket 1%
Black lightning 7%
Thunder 0%
Lightning 0%
Static 19%
Jakeem thunder 1%
XS 0%
Bronze tiger 2%
Vixen 1%
Voodoo 0%
Batwing 2%
Cyborg 5%
Steel 8%
Natasha irons 0%
Hardware 0%
Technique 0%
Fatality 1%
Martian manhunter 5%
Freedom beast 0%
Amazing man 0%
Metropolis Guardian 0%
Muhammad X (oh god) 0%
Tyroc 0%
Amanda Waller 2%
Aqualad 2%
Bloodwynd 0%
Bumblebee 0%
Empress 0%
Firestorm 1%
Crispus Allen 0%
Mr. Terrific 0%
Northwind 0%
Nubia 0%
Pantha 0%
Orpheus 1%
Philippus 0%
Mal Duncan 1%
0%
0%
0%

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#1 Edited by The Stegman (30016 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Static

#2 Edited by Xwraith (27806 posts) - - Show Bio

Martian Manhunter (even though he's not really black).

#3 Posted by jointron33 (2107 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Posted by Kraya (204 posts) - - Show Bio

Martian Manhunter doesn't count for me, sooo... John Stewart.

#5 Posted by longbowhunter (8844 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Amanda Waller. She's such a unique character. In the old Suicide Squad issues she basically read like Nell Carter. Imagine 80's sitcom Gimme A Break, now replace the Kanisky family with a group of C list villains. The Wall always held her own.

#6 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6721 posts) - - Show Bio

No Monica Rambeau? :/

#7 Edited by lolzstastic (215 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by Akindoodle (1050 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Monica's Marvel

I'm stuck between John and Static for guys and Vixen and Amanda Waller for girls, though Waller's not really a "hero"

#9 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6721 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by 14NC3 (2015 posts) - - Show Bio

add miles morales

#11 Edited by AweSam (7526 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Icon.

Martian Manhunter's green.

#12 Edited by SoA (5798 posts) - - Show Bio

icon

vixen

john stewart

#13 Posted by Teerack (9721 posts) - - Show Bio

Static!

#14 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio

Static.

#15 Posted by INLIFE (1614 posts) - - Show Bio

Icon and Static are tied......

#16 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (33933 posts) - - Show Bio
#17 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5016 posts) - - Show Bio

John Stewart and Static

#18 Edited by Joygirl (20855 posts) - - Show Bio

Horrible realization that I am not crazy about most of these characters. Voted Fatality.

#19 Edited by cameron83 (7999 posts) - - Show Bio

STATIC OVER JOHN STEWART?!?!?

WTF!

#20 Posted by jointron33 (2107 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Edited by Night Thrasher (3809 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Lightning needs more love!

#22 Posted by jointron33 (2107 posts) - - Show Bio

Too bad there are not enough hot black girls in comics

#23 Posted by batmannflash (6272 posts) - - Show Bio

Martian Manhunter isn't black

#24 Posted by russellmania77 (17104 posts) - - Show Bio

John stewart

#25 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7728 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-Man

#26 Edited by Xeno_Seeker (423 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by novi_homines (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is it that the most popular Black superheroes are popular because of tv shows, and not because of their work in comics? Goes to show how much DC needs to improve in making them interesting. Static in Static Shock was AWESOME! But he simply wasn't the same in the comics. Same goes with John Stewart in JLU, Aqualad in Young Justice, and Cyborg in Teen Titans. Here's my top 5.

1. Static

2. John Stewart

3. Icon

4. Aqualad

5. Cyborg

#28 Edited by novi_homines (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83 said:

STATIC OVER JOHN STEWART?!?!?

WTF!

People forget that static had his own show. Even though he's been a ghost within DC comics, he had 4 full seasons as the lead character in his own tv show, along with having a best friend sidekick. That show was basically DC's Spiderman. And considering it was able to last as long as it did, while more popular black heroes can't even seem to hold their own as a lead within their own comic , should prove that it's significance shouldn't be understated.

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#29 Posted by cameron83 (7999 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83 said:

STATIC OVER JOHN STEWART?!?!?

WTF!

People forget that static had his own show. Even though he's been a ghost within DC comics, he had 4 full seasons as the lead character in his own tv show, along with a best friend sidekick. That shouldn't be understated.

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Meh. Didn't really like the show....well I did when I was younger,but now I think of it as overrated.....same with JLU

#30 Posted by novi_homines (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83:

Static Shock AND JLU overrated? Wow. That's a first.

#31 Posted by King Saturn (219156 posts) - - Show Bio

Icon for me...

Martian Manhunter is Green so why is he on the list of Favorite Black Superheroes ?

#32 Edited by novi_homines (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

I may be wrong, but I think going back all the way to the 90s, Static Shock might be the only superhero to have his own show for DC outside of Superman and Batman, that lasted longer than a season. Green Lantern is the only other one, and it got cancelled after one season. Pretty amazing once you think about it. Would expect Wonder Woman, or Flash to be that hero, but would never expect Static's show to be so successful.

#33 Posted by waezi2 (11958 posts) - - Show Bio

MM is black?

#34 Posted by NicholasAgot (268 posts) - - Show Bio
Black Superman

#35 Posted by Nefarious (28710 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther is my favorite.

#36 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6708 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyborg, Bumblebee and Martian Manhunter.

#37 Posted by cameron83 (7999 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83:

Static Shock AND JLU overrated? Wow. That's a first.

I just don't see the appeal to JLU.

It's just so,so....overrated in my opinion.

#38 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (4574 posts) - - Show Bio

Steel is My favorite black hero from DC followed by John Stewart

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#39 Edited by Yokergeist (12483 posts) - - Show Bio

Last I checked MM was green, not black.

#41 Posted by PCN24454 (482 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Edited by CaptnMcDeadpool (991 posts) - - Show Bio

So...does anyone think many superheroes at DC are under-powered compared to their white counterparts? Thoughts?

#43 Posted by MonsterStomp (25879 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess MMH can make himself black.

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#44 Posted by batmannflash (6272 posts) - - Show Bio

@pcn24454: yeah haha I realize that but he's a martian, he doesn't count as being black.

#45 Edited by novi_homines (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

@batmannflash said:

@pcn24454: yeah haha I realize that but he's a martian, he doesn't count as being black.

I don't want to start anything, but would that mean that since Superman is Kryptonian, he doesn't count as being white/ caucasian?

#46 Posted by batmannflash (6272 posts) - - Show Bio
#47 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

static, cyborg & vixen.

#48 Edited by turoksonofstone (13700 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Posted by pooty (14075 posts) - - Show Bio

#50 Posted by rangerpower98 (17 posts) - - Show Bio

Static all the way !