Which Black Super Hero is the best??

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#1  Edited By Superdork

Happy Black History Month! Which Black Superhero is the greatest in your opinion and why?

I say Black Lightning.

Jeffrey is a hero who seldom receives the credit that he deserves. Even more so than the social crusaders Green Arrow and Superman, Black Lightning is incredibly conscious of the issues that are at the root of crime. Jefferson Pierce grew up in Suicide Slum, which got its name from the idea that people only escaped the degradation of the slum by killing themselves. His father--a community leader--was accidentally shot during a mob hit, and times were tough for Jeff and his widowed mother. Nowadays, Jeffrey Pierce is an ex-Olympic athlete turned school reformer with a proven track record of setting struggling communities straight. Usually, he doesn't need to resort to using his powers to save lives. He turns high schools that are dropout factories into high-performing institutions. Jeff--at his core--is a giver. He gives communities hope, and he gives students the opportunity to experience bright futures. When his leadership is not enough to solve problems, he becomes a highly efficient protector and fighter. He's willing to play dirty if that's what it takes to save lives. Pierce does have a kind of righteous indignation that makes his interactions with heroes, villains, and civilians interesting. He's frank, and he's unapologetic. For a more well-rounded description of Jeffrey Pierce, it would be fair to say that he's also compassionate, confident, optimistic, and strong-willed. Jeff's stories are interesting because they not only deal with crime and heroics, but they also focus on family and community. His stories deal with class struggles in a way that many comics don't. As Black Lightning, he's trusted by pretty much all of his fellow heroes. Batman and Superman have called on his aid on more than one occasion. Power-wise, Black Lightning is an incredibly useful asset to the Justice League. Even though his powers are known to stem from a meta-gene, his abilities are not affected by magic. He has shown the ability to operate in magically-sealed or shielded areas unlike other superheroes like Superman. His name "Black Lightning" has caught him some flack in the past because it seems racially charged, but he has displayed the ability to project and manipulate real "black" lightning. This lends further evidence to the idea that his powers are magical in origin. It would be interesting to learn if there have been any black lightning wielders in time periods before him who also fought for Justice. Whatever the case is with his powers, one thing is for certain: Jefferson Pierce is a true hero and a born badass.

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#2  Edited By Rabbitearsblog

I love Storm, Blade and Black Panther.

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#3  Edited By SoA

icon and rocket : original , great characters , and unfortunately forgotten for more mainstream characters

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#4  Edited By Video_Martian

My favorite black superheroes have always been Luke Cage, Storm and Cyborg.

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#5  Edited By SuperShafe

Black Lightning : Dudes a teacher who fights crime by night and felt the need to name himself after his race and powers.

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#6  Edited By Daycrawler

Darwin.

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:D

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#8  Edited By the_tree

I'm reading through old Static and Hardware issues, so I'm really liking those characters at the moment. Steel has always been cool, Batwing is wowing me in his series, and I've loved Black Lightning ever since his story in Final Crisis.

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#9  Edited By Nerx

@Daycrawler: I thought he's a latin dude based on his name

anywhoo I like me some

Ultimate Nick Fury, Ambrose Chase, Flint and Jakita Wagner

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#10  Edited By Daycrawler

@Nerx said:

@Daycrawler: I thought he's a latin dude based on his name

anywhoo I like me some

Ultimate Nick Fury, Ambrose Chase, Flint and Jakita Wagner

Nope, he's definitely black (Has black mom in origin story). Ultimate Nick Fury is a good choice!

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#11  Edited By Nerx

@Daycrawler: Do we know anything about the dad though?

Oh yeah and I like spawn, he's a badass black dude who became God at some point

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#12  Edited By X35

what about Black Captain America?

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i've never read anything with him in (except his small parts in Young Avengers), but i really like the idea of the character

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#13  Edited By coolguyr99

Captain Thunder

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#14  Edited By Jnr6Lil

Storm or Luke Cage,

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#15  Edited By Zhakaraz

Black Panther sin duda

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#16  Edited By ThexX

Ultimate Nick Fury

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#17  Edited By FadeToBlackBolt

    

Spawn #132
Spawn #132
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#18  Edited By daredevil21134

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Spawn #132
Spawn #132

Agreed,along with Michael Lane Azrael

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#20  Edited By CODYSF

@FadeToBlackBolt:

Spawn is one of my favorite and John Stewart and Steel.

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#21  Edited By Professorreid

@daredevil21134: Who is this?

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#22  Edited By Steps

My pick tends to be which one has got my eye for the moment so I'm going to say Batwing.

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#23  Edited By Invisible_Witch

Storm or Static ......

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#24  Edited By Steps

@Professorreid said:

@daredevil21134: Who is this?

that would be the non Jean-Paul Valley Azrael

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#25  Edited By daredevil21134

@Professorreid said:

@daredevil21134: Who is this?

Azrael Michael Lane

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Reverse racism....

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#27  Edited By Gambit1024

This is a very popular topic today.

Steel, Blade or War Machine.

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#28  Edited By Mega_spidey01

Marvel: Black panther, luke cage, blade, ultimate nick fury and miles morales, storm

DC: static, aqualad and mister terrific, static , vixen

spawn al simmons

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#29  Edited By DrEgonSpengler

John Stewart

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#30  Edited By BatteredArmor

Hardware. Black Lightning, Storm, Black Panther, Static, Icon, Rocket.

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#31  Edited By jeanroygrant

Idk about this

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#32  Edited By Guardiandevil83

There are so many. Icon, Rocket, Blade, Blue Marvel, Rapture, Storm, Huey Freeman (hey, he fights evil, has a comic strip, he's a superhero to me) Ult Nick is dope, Spawn (Al Simmons version of course) Chapel, (more anti-hero, but still cool,) Was a fan of Rocket Racer and Prowler too.

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#33  Edited By moywar700

Storm,Static Shock, or Agent 355 from Y: The Last Man

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Monic Rambeau!!!
Monic Rambeau!!!
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john (gl)

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#36  Edited By GuruOfFunk

Luke Cage

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#38  Edited By TDK_1997

Spawn,Nick Fury,Cyborg,Luke Cage and Black Panther.

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#39  Edited By jhazzroucher

Ororo Munroe all the way!!!!

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#40  Edited By X35

Maybe also Night thrasher

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#41  Edited By Trodorne

Luke Cage, All time favorite black hero. He punched out Dr.Doom back in the 70's and has earned my respect as a hero since. plus I love reading Power Man and Iron Fist team up comics.

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#42  Edited By RyuHayabusa

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Spawn #132
Spawn #132
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#43  Edited By hectorsquall

ULTIMATE NICK FURY !!!

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#44  Edited By superbatprime

pfft, all lies.

It's obviously the Black Bomber.

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#45  Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

BTW do native americans count as black?

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#47  Edited By soccersss

@ThexX said:

Ultimate Nick Fury

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This man is. Storm, Black Panther and Cyborg are honorable mentions

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#48  Edited By superbatprime

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Hmm... I dunno about John... I mean, sure he might be the black hero you like the most but the best black hero?

I mean, how many superheroes have screwed up so badly the population of an entire planet got killed? (Not to mention all the GLs who got wasted by Yrra Cynril when she found out would still be alive if he hadn't messed up).

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#49  Edited By cyberninja

Moses Lwanga

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#50  Edited By Billy Batson

@cyberninja said:

Moses Lwanga

He's an antihero, nyah.
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