Better black superheroes - DC or Marvel?

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Poll: Better black superheroes - DC or Marvel? (276 votes)

DC 43%
Marvel 59%

Which company do you guys think owns the better black characters? Representation, heroism, introduction, arcs... All aspects.

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#1 juiceboks  Moderator

Overall I tip my hat off to DC. Black Lightning, Static, Mr. Terrific, Vixen, and John Stewart are all favorites of mine.

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#2  Edited By RustyRoy

Overall I tip my hat off to DC. Black Lightning, Static, Mr. Terrific, Vixen, and John Stewart are all favorites of mine.

This, also Cyborg.

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Black Panther, Falcon, War Machine, Storm, Luke Cage, Blade, Cloak, Goliath, Bishop...

Easy Marvel win for me :)

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#4  Edited By MarlboroMan

I love John Stewart and static but Marvel side has more good quality black heroes in my opinion. Storm, Blade, Black Panther, Luke Cage,Deathlok, Monica Rambeu, Brother Voodoo list just goes on.

Black characters of DC always made me felt like they been created just to not look racist.(Same thing goes to Falcon and War Machine)

Edit: also Black Goliath i just remembered

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What is with 90% of the black characters named here having an animal/jungle or an electrical/robot based power set? Something I always noticed, but for some reason I never really questioned.

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#6  Edited By Fallschirmjager

Black Panther is really the only one I like...so Marvel I guess.

although if we could include villains DC has Black Manta :3

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DC ...

Steel

Black Lightning

Static

GL John Stewart

Bronze Tiger

Vixen

Cyborg

Batwing

Mr.Terrific

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Marvel

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Marvel

T'challa

Storm

Luke cage

Misty Knight

Falcon

War Machine

Patriot

Bishop

Monica Rambeu

Blue Marvel

Blade

Manifold

Prodigy

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Got to say DC

John Stewart and Cyborg are 2 main characters that are well known vs Black Panther Decently well known but not as much as those two.

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Marvel by a mile for me. T'Challa alone single-handedly snags my vote. I also like Falcon (yeah, I said it!), War Machine, and Ultimate Nick Fury. Also, one can't deny Storm has a huge fanbase.

As for DC....*shrugs* I guess I kinda like Black Lightning, but I don't really care for the rest.

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#12  Edited By Tyrus

@manchine: Even though this thread isn't about recognition, John Stewart isn't well-known. He's kinda in Panther's league - Stewart's name itself isn't really known (unless you consider the GA referring to him as the Black Lantern-guy, then OK :P).

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I said DC but maybe Marvel.

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Marvel

Nick fury

Miles Morales

T'Challa

Blade

Storm

Bishop

War machine

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I have more favourites in Marvel: Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Ultimate spider-man, Bishop and Blade.

For DC I only like Cyborg, John Stewart and Static shock. I don't even know much others.

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#17  Edited By Blackdog2009

@tyrus: bull, John Stewart stomps BP in popularity. The JLU cartoon series made him mega popular and many kids grew up watching him. Cyborg was also a mainstay of the SuperPowers JL cartoon of the 80s and then got tv spotlight again fir the Teen Titans tv series. STATIC had his own cartoon! DC stomps Marvel. Their black superheroes are more popular, better written, have had better ongoings.

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Marvel since they have the best hero ever with Black Panther

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Marvel wins this one: Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Miles Morales, Falcon, War Machine, Nick Fury.

DC does have a couple good black superheroes though. Notably John Stewart.

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@blackdog2009: Blade had movies easily over the 100 mil. Mark and storm is one of the most popular characters out there plus she's coming back in X-Men: DOFP

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#23  Edited By KnightRise

Based on this thread, its pretty even.

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@kgb725: Blade is not even a superhero. But I won't go into that. And Storm is the weakest character in the Xmen movies, second only to Cyclops who the movie writers shat all over.

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@blackdog2009: Even if it had Marvel on it and sold excellently. Storm may be weak but shes popular

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#26  Edited By TheCannon

I vote Marvel. They have Luke Cage, Black Panther, Storm, War Machine, Misty Knight, Blade, etc.

DC has Static, and... that's about it for characters I like. John Stewart is okay I guess.

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Marvel stomps!

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@kgb725: no she's not, us comic geeks know her... movie goers just see: "Halle Berry with the white hair, oh yeah I remember".

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Marvel has the first and best black superhero, Black Panther. Marvel wins :D

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Marvel because they have Black Panther. DC has a lot of cool characters too though

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DC has better black characters.

You got a Green Lantern.

Cyborg, whose got one of the biggest pushes this past few years.

Steel, who built a suit to be like Superman.

Icon, who is arguably more powerful than Superman

Black Lightning and Static, master of electric manipulation.

Vixen, with the power of any animal.

Firestorm, who is half black.

One of the World's smartest men, Mr. Terrific.

Let's be honest.. If there was a fight between DC and Marvel black superheroes, Marvel would get stomped.

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the first popular black superhero was black lightning so dc for me

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@tyrus: bull, John Stewart stomps BP in popularity. The JLU cartoon series made him mega popular and many kids grew up watching him. Cyborg was also a mainstay of the SuperPowers JL cartoon of the 80s and then got tv spotlight again fir the Teen Titans tv series. STATIC had his own cartoon! DC stomps Marvel. Their black superheroes are more popular, better written, have had better ongoings.

I'm sorry but just no,Storm is easily the most recognizable black super hero.appearing in the movies,The 90s animated show,the 00s animated show,watx,top tier charcter in marvel vs capcom 2,also in mvc3,being an x-men staple for a good long while in the comic books,And better Written?when?give an example of that please,last time i checked statics new series got cancelled after 8 horrible issues.didn't even try to right the ship.just axed and moved on,Bat wing is meh,vixen last i remember was hospitalized,Cyborg is currently OOC,Miles has alot more interesting things going on for him in ultimate spider-man right now

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#34  Edited By Onemoreposter

Both have some great black heroes.

...but Marvel has T'Challa, so they win...

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#36  Edited By 14NC3

@mitran said:

Marvel. They have Johnny Storm.

Nyehehehehehehe.

hahaha, this made lol

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The fact that Marvel has Luke Cage makes them lose by default.

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#38  Edited By solon

Marvel for me

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The poll about better white superheroes seems to have been taken down.

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#40  Edited By mightyrearranger

John Stewart vs. Black Panther for me. I'll take J-Stew, but not by much. Both are fantastic characters.

DC had a clear edge with Ben Turner (The Bronze Tiger) and Vixen, until they changed one into a joke and erased the other along with the rest of JLI.

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#41 the_stegman  Moderator

Honestly, it's a tie and all about which character (and which company) you like more. DC has John Stewart, Cyborg, Black Lightning, while Marvel has Storm, Black Panther, Luke Cage etc. Both have cool characters.

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I'm glad Black Panther has a lot of respect... He's one of the few Marvel characters who doesn't get bashed everyday (I mean, besides fanboys calling him a Batman wannabe :P).

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@blackdog2009: ... DC black superheroes are far from "stomping Marvel" in popularity. Go ask some kid who Mister Terrific, Firestorm, Vixen or Black Lightning are - I'm sure they'll give you an amazing example of who they are without breaking into a discussion about The Avengers first :P

DC and Marvel black superheroes just aren't popular... I think Marvel has better written and more independent black superheroes, though.

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#45  Edited By mightyrearranger

@tyrus said:

I'm glad Black Panther has a lot of respect... He's one of the few Marvel characters who doesn't get bashed everyday (I mean, besides fanboys calling him a Batman wannabe :P).

I'll readily admit that I'm pretty fanboyish when it comes to Batman, but other than both heroes having an animalistic, black costume that enhances their stealth capabilities, I never saw the direct comparisons because they come from totally different backgrounds.

That being said, I prefer classic Bronze Tiger to Black Panther by miles. But both are cool.

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My "Better white superheroes - DC or Marvel" thread got deleted for no reason!

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Cyborg, John Stewart, Black Lightning, Mr. Terrific, Steel, Icon, Static, Firestorm, Batwing 1, Batwing 2, etc.

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@irishx said:

@jhazzroucher this fella @blackdog2009 doesn't feel Storm is popular..... sick 'em. ha ha

She isn't popular for being her own thing she's popular by association

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#49  Edited By Wolverine008

@tyrus said:

I'm glad Black Panther has a lot of respect... He's one of the few Marvel characters who doesn't get bashed everyday (I mean, besides fanboys calling him a Batman wannabe :P).

Only people who think that have never read a Black Panther comic.

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John Stewart is the best, but marvel is overall a better company for keeping black heroes in the spotlight. Mostly Luke Cage, Panther, and War machine. Of course tho he is not strictly super, Bronze tiger was also a factor, But Falcon is getting his own part in Avengers and Blade has had mild popularity so it balanced. The tie breaker was actually Prodigy vs Static. And Man it was close. But Marvel wins it i guess.