Women Black History Month: The First Black Female Superhero “Butterfly”

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The first female black superhero introduced to the comic book world was Butterfly. She opened the gateway to many female black superhero characters. She not very well known and she was short lived. She had only two appearances in a comic called Hell-Rider. The character debuted in the first issue of Hell-Rider which was published in August 1971 a black and white superhero action comics series. The creator of the comic book series was Gary Friedrich who worked with other various comic book artists such as Mike Esposito, Ross Andru, Rich Buckler, Dick Ayers, John Celardo, and Syd Shore. Butterfly was the first female hero who was Ms. Marian Michaels a singer and by late night the super-heroine Butterfly.

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Love! Love! Fighting!

Love! Love! Fighting! by Sharean Morishita follows a bi-racial young woman named Orianna. After an unexpected encounter, she loses her job and is tricked by her cousin Krisa into returning home to South Korea.

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TEPHLON FUNK! (Recommendation)

What is Tephlon Funk! Exactly? 

A comic book series by Stephane Metayer which follows a young girl from Queensbridge Houses, Inez Joselyn, as her life is turned upside down.  Along the way, Inez encounters an interesting cast of characters from throughout the Five Boroughs of New York City. Stylistically speaking, Tephlon is heavily influenced by anime and Hip Hop Culture; respectively.

Illustration by: David Tako and Nicholas Safe

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Marvel’s Runaways Cast Revealed

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Runaways 

I saw a few write up’s on this a few months ago.  I was hyped.  This was something I was waiting on for a while.  And now that it’s official. A cast photo has been released, proof that this is really going down.

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Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

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If you haven’t noticed by now,  I am a fan of Marvel Comics.  And this Cloak & Dagger series looks like it’s going to be pretty good.  While I’m not familiar with their backstory,  It’s a duo, I’ve heard be bounce around fairly often.  

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Dreaming of Marvel Runaways Live Action

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Disney has been doing right by Marvels legacy so far. And too be honest, I was skeptical at first. Because Disney and I, have a love hate relationship.  But I digress, that is a story for another time.

A few years back, around the time of the buy out.There were rumors of a possible Runaways movie circulating on the net. I’m not sure whether, these rumors were true or pulled out of thin air. That realization would not sway me. Years later, I still love the idea.   A live action Runaways movie or Series (Tv or Netflix original) would be so dope.

I can picture it now.

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