Top Black Marvel Superheroes

The most influential and also my favorite black superheroes of Marvel comics.

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  • T’Challa the Black Panther is the King of Wakanda, a member of the Avengers, and one of the smartest men on the planet. Few people can match his combat skills and keen senses, and he’s been able to best some the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe. Whether by himself or with the Fantastic Four or with the Avengers, The Black Panther is a valuable ally to have and an incredible adversary to all that choose to fight him.

  • Sweet Christmas! With skin more powerful than titanium with combat expertise and superstrength to boot, Luke Cage is one of the central members of the modern day New Avengers. He’s also a family man with a wife and kid, who you better not mess with if you want your teeth still in your mouth.

  • Iron Man’s best friend and a decorated vet, “Rhodey” was given the Iron Man suit by Tony Stark when he thought he couldn’t be able to save the world and drink himself into oblivion like Nic Cage in Leaving Las Vegas. However, since the suit was designed for Tony’ mind only, Rhodes kinda went nuts from it, so Stark made him his won suit, which the army equipped with awesome artillery and thus the War Machine was born. A valuable member of the Avengers.

  • The coolest vampire hunter in the comic books boasts victories over some of the most powerful supernatural forces in comics. Often associated with Wesley Snipes, who portrayed him in the trilogy about the character. You do not want to mess with Blade, or his sunglasses he wears at night for some reason. Someone call Corey Hart.

  • Ororo Munroe is probably one of the most recognizable female comic book characters of all time, and there’s a reason for that. Her power over the forces of nature is almost unparalleled and she has lead the X-Men through many grueling battles against evildoers. She rocks, and she rocks a mohawk occasionally.

  • Sam Wilson was Captain America’s most trusted sidekick for a decade before he became a valuable Avenger, due to his incredible speed, his fearless avian partner Redwing, and his keen senses coupled with expert combat training.

  • Miles made quite the controversy when he debuted. However, he shows incredible promise as a great hero in the future, and has done some pretty awesome things in his relatively shirt tenure in the comics. He makes sure that Spider-Man’s legacy lives on!

  • (The Ultimate comics version) Commander of S.H.I.E.L.D. and coordinator of the Avengers Initiative, he stills calm under pressure and is the best secret agent on earth with one working eye.

  • A former Sorcerer Supreme, Jericho Drumm is one of the most powerful magic-based heroes in the Marvel Universe.

  • This guy is a living battery and can absorb nearly any kind of energy and redirect it back at incredible power levels. Add in his distinctive sense of location and his expertise in small arms and you got a mutant everyone wants on their side.

  • Also known as Photon and for a short time as Captain Marvel, she can change her body density and control most forms of energy,making her a powerful ally to the Avengers and the X-Men.

  • Created to lead the New Warriors and essentially the TRUE Marvel copy of Batman(parents dead, uses weapons to fight crime to avenge their deaths), Night Thrasher shows incredible leadership and resolve in the heat of battle.

  • Often associated with his partner Dagger and as an ally of Spider-Man, Cloak is a literal portal into the immensely powerful Darkforce Dimension, and can summon and manipulate the Darkforce as he sees fit.

  • Every version of Deathlok has been badass, and Micheal Collins is probably one of the more famous incarnations. Deathlok tech is considered to be the premier cybernetic armor in the Marvel Universe, and this hero knows how to use it.

  • Chronologically the first Captain America.

  • The grandson of Isaiah Bradley and the leader of the Young Avengers.

  • As the ringmaster of Heroes For Hire, she oversees the actions of heroes like Power Man, Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, and Falcon, and that takes a calm-under-pressure attitude and a strong military mindset. Also, she can kick ass by herself using her knowledge of all kinds of guns and her golden arm used exclusively for whopping ass.

  • Possibly one of the most powerful mutants in the world as far as strength though limited by the tattoos he bares, Gentle is a force to be reckoned with.

  • Henry Pym's lab partner turned superhero, Ben Foster fights for what's right, and paid the ultimate price for doing so. He will not be forgotten for his role in Captain America's resistance during the Marvel Civil War.

8 Comments

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Posted By Spideysense44

Good list, Black Panther is the man

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Posted By stanIMatiON

I wonder when marvel will create a male black character that has powers that isnt strength or speed without wearing armor or machinery. Would love to see that!

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Posted By BlackPan1her

@stanimation: Mainfold and Blue Marvel come to mind. Granted, Blue Marvel has strength and flight, but his unique energy projection is his signature power.

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Edited By stanIMatiON

@blackpan1her: I'll have to check them out, thanks. What comics do they appear in?

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Posted By BlackPan1her

@stanimation: Blue Marvel is currently in the Mighty Avengers book, a team also lead by Luke Cage, Monica Rambeau and Blade. Manifold should still be in one of the main Avengers books, Avengers World.

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Posted By Kokemabb200

Great list

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Posted By Adication

Blue marvel should definitely be on this list

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Posted By Rand-Tor

Need To Update This List!