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Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) 1 year, 1 month 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 (23920 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Static

#2 Edited by Xwraith (17252 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Posted by Kraya (203 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#5 Posted by longbowhunter (7046 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 (6256 posts) - - Show Bio

No Monica Rambeau? :/

#7 Edited by lolzstastic (214 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by Akindoodle (1010 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 (6256 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by 14NC3 (1752 posts) - - Show Bio

add miles morales

#11 Edited by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Icon.

Martian Manhunter's green.

#12 Edited by SoA (4776 posts) - - Show Bio

icon

vixen

john stewart

#13 Posted by Teerack (5814 posts) - - Show Bio

Static!

#14 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Static.

#15 Posted by INLIFE (1600 posts) - - Show Bio

Icon and Static are tied......

#16 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (24066 posts) - - Show Bio
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#17 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3760 posts) - - Show Bio

John Stewart and Static

#18 Edited by Joygirl (19391 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#19 Edited by cameron83 (7185 posts) - - Show Bio

STATIC OVER JOHN STEWART?!?!?

WTF!

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#20 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Edited by Night Thrasher (3676 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Lightning needs more love!

#22 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Too bad there are not enough hot black girls in comics

#23 Posted by batmannflash (6215 posts) - - Show Bio

Martian Manhunter isn't black

#24 Posted by russellmania77 (14976 posts) - - Show Bio

John stewart

#25 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-Man

#26 Edited by Xeno_Seeker (414 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by novi_homines (1338 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 (1338 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.

#29 Posted by cameron83 (7185 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.

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

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#30 Posted by novi_homines (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

@cameron83:

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

#31 Posted by King Saturn (224025 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 (1338 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 (7139 posts) - - Show Bio

MM is black?

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#34 Posted by NicholasAgot (234 posts) - - Show Bio
Black Superman

#35 Posted by Nefarious (19694 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther is my favorite.

#36 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6450 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyborg, Bumblebee and Martian Manhunter.

#37 Posted by cameron83 (7185 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.

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#38 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (2947 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#39 Edited by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

Last I checked MM was green, not black.

#41 Posted by PCN24454 (454 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Edited by CaptnMcDeadpool (956 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#43 Posted by MonsterStomp (16923 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess MMH can make himself black.

#44 Posted by batmannflash (6215 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 (1338 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 (6215 posts) - - Show Bio
#47 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

static, cyborg & vixen.

#48 Edited by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Posted by pooty (11017 posts) - - Show Bio

#50 Posted by rangerpower98 (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Static all the way !