June 2010 SOLICITATIONS- Black Superhero edition

ASTONISHING X-MEN: XENOGENESIS #2 (of 5) Written by WARREN ELLIS Pencils & Cover by KAARE ANDREWS The birth rate is climbing in the small African village of Karere…and these newborns are anything but normal: infants made of steel, infants only partially visible to the eye, infants who combust and destroy city blocks. Hoping to witness…

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Payback (Character)

Created by: Dwayne McDuffie 1st appearance: Icon #2, 1993 Real Name: Kevin Franklin Nationality:American Team Affiliations: Shadow cabinet Legal Status: US citizen with criminal record Height: variable                          Weight: variable Eye Color: Brown                       Hair color: Black Relatives:Unknown Skills and abilities: Capable street Fighter Powers: Payback is a metamorph able to shift between a normal human…

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BlankMan (Character)

Created by:  Damon Wayans and J.F. Lawton 1st appearance: Blankman (Movie, August 19th 1994) Nationality: American Team Affiliations: None Legal Status: US citizen with no criminal record Height: 6’1            Weight: 175 lbs Eyes: Brown          Hair: Black (worn bald) Relatives: Kevin (Brother), Grandmother (Deceased), Parents (Deceased) Skills and abilities: Genius level inventor. Powers: None Biography A genius…

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Kendra Young- Vampire Slayer (Character)

Created by:  Joss Whedon 1st appearance: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Ring of Fire (1st comic book appearance), 2000 Nationality: Jamaican Team Affiliations: Scooby Gang Legal Status: Unknown Height: 5’4″              Weight: 100 lbs Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black Relatives: Unnamed parents (Status Unknown) Skills and abilities: Trained  from an early age in…

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Hancock (Character)

Created by:  Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan 1st appearance: Hancock (movie, July 2nd 2008) Nationality: Unknown Team Affiliations: None Legal Status: Criminal record in the United States Height: 6’2              Weight: 200 lbs Eyes:  Brown             Hair: Black Relatives: Wife Skills and abilities: Capable fighter Powers: Immortality, invulnerability, superhuman strength, speed, agility and the ability to fly. Biography Hancock…

X-Men #73 Review

Quote: Maggot- Wait! Your making a mistake—-Joseph’s not Magneto! Synopsis: Joseph watches over a sleeping Rogue (yup he’s always been this creepy with her) when she realizes he’s there she promptly throws him out and even threatens to “snap his neck” (pleasant girl I assure you), he then reluctantly leaves. Downstairs the X-Men are busy…

X-Men #72 Review

Marrow- “So why don’t we cut the bull and get down to it then?” Wolverine-”Kids today… no respect for old-fashioned conversation. Good. SNIKT!” Summary: We start with a voice over by Marrow about how Storm doesn’t realize that things don’t just grow in the light but darkness can be just as nourishing. We see storm…

X-Men #69 Review

Quote: “Again with the die fighting?” an annoyed Cecilia Summary Cecilia, Marrow and Iceman are rushing across the Atlantic on his ice sled while Sabra circles above. A flashback shows how Sabra saved them from the ambush in last X-men #68. Both Marrow and Cecilia question why Sabra is even there. When they press the…

X-Men #68 Review

Quote: “Boo flippin Hoo-Hoo” Marrow Summary Marrow attacks the police officers in the basement before making her way upstairs. Cecilia and Iceman get attacked by the prime sentinels. They can escape but a firefight between the cops and the sentinels leaves innocents in danger and they decide to stay and help. Cecelia covers Iceman while…

X-Men #67 Review

Quote: “Curse you, Charles Xavier… What have you gotten us all into this time?” Sabra Summary In Israel Sabra gets info she deems vital to the defeat of bastion in America. She defeats her attackers and travels to America. In the states Cecelia and Iceman are still on the run from O.Z.T They crash at…

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Monica Rambeau (Character)

Publisher: Marvel Comics Created by: Roger Stern and John Romita, Jr. 1st appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16, (1982) Alias: Captain Marvel, Photon, Pulsar, Daystar, Sceptre, Lady of Light, Monica Marvel, Sun Goddess, Spectrum Nationality: American Team Affiliations: Nextwave, Avengers, New Orleans Harbor Patrol Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record Weight: 130 lbs    Height:…

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New Powerman to Debut in Shadowland!!!

It seems like just yesterday Luke Cage went by the moniker of “Power Man” but times moves on :) there’s a new man in town thanks to Shadowland courtesy of Fred Van Lente. The man himself  sat down with Newsarama to discuss the upcoming series and the new Powerman himself. Nrama: You say “all new,”…

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Meteor man (Character)

Publisher: Marvel comics Created by: Robert Townsend 1st appearance: The Meteor Man (Movie, August 3rd 1993) Nationality: American Team Affiliations: None Legal Status: Us citizen with no criminal record Height: 5’10            Weight: 185 lbs Eyes:  Brown            Hair: Black Relatives: None Skills and abilities: Variable Powers:He could absorb all the knowledge from any book…

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Black Badge (Character)

Created by: Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson 1st appearance: Kurt Busiek’s Astro City #4 (March 1996) Real Name: K.O Carson Nationality: American Team Affiliations: none Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record Weight: 220 lbs    Height: 6’1 Eyes: Brown        Hair: Black Relatives: Unknown Skills and abilities: Professional trained boxer and police training.…

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Gorilla Girl (Character)

Created by: Steven Grant and Pat Broderick. 1st appearance: Marvel Team-Up #91 (March 1980) Real Name: Fahnbullah Eddy Nationality: American Team Affiliations: Avengers Initiative Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record Weight: 120 lbs    Height: 5’7 Eyes: Brown        Hair: Black Relatives: Unknown Skills and abilities: Trained circus performer Powers: she has the…

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Brown Bomber (Character)

First a quote from Tony Isabella “I created Black Lightning after convincing DC not to publish another “black” super-hero on which they had started work. The Black Bomber was a white bigot who, in times of stress, turned into a black super-hero. This was the result of chemical camouflage experiments he’d taken part in as…

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Misty Knight (Character)

Publisher: Marvel Comics Alias: Real Name: Mercedes Knight Created by Tony Isabella and Arvell Jones 1st appearance: (unnamed) Marvel Team-Up (1st series) #1 (March 1972), (name revealed) Marvel Premiere #20 (January, 1975) Team Affiliations: Heroes for Hire, Villains for Hire, Daughters of the Dragon, Fearless Defenders Legal Status: Us citizen with no criminal record. Height:…

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Cyborg (Character)

Publisher: DC Comics Created by: Marv Wolfman and George Pérez 1st appearance: DC Comics Presents #26, October 1980 Alias: Vic, Victor Stone, Cyberion, Cyborg 2.0, Man Machine, Stone, Cyberion Technis, Omegadrome, Planet Cyberion, Corky Team Affiliations: Justice League, Teen Titans Legal Status: Unknown Height: Variable              Weight: Variable Eyes: Brown                    Hair: Black Relatives: …

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Monet St. Croix (Character)

Publisher: Marvel Comics Created by: Scott Lobdell and artist Chris Bachalo 1st appearance: Uncanny X-Men #316, September 1994 (Twins posing as her) Generation-X #1 November 1994 (As Penance) Generation X #40, July 1998 (As herself) Nationality: Algerian, Bosnia, Algeria and Monaco  citizenship Real Name: Monet Yvette Clarisse Maria Therese St. Croix Aliases: Formerly Penance, Penny,…

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Lightning (Character)

Publisher: DC Comics Created by by Geoff Johns and Dale Eaglesham. 1st appearance: Justice Society of America vol. 3 #12, March 2008 Real Name: Jenifer Pierce Team Affiliations: Justice Society of America (JSA) Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record Height: 5’5              Weight: 115 lbs Eyes: Brown                   Hair: Brown Family: Alvin Pierce…

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New Aqualad from D.C. comics

Fresh from the source D.c’s official news feed comes word of a brand new hero from Brightest day. A new Aqualad will be making his way into comics and get this….HE’S BLACK! Yup a “brotha” will be swimming with the fishes very soon :) Here is a sneak peek of the cover it is absolutely…

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Aqualad (Character)

Publisher: DC Comics Real Name: Kaldur’ahm Alias: Kaldur, Jackson, Jackson Hyde, Kaldur’ahm Created by: Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti and Phil Bourassa 1st appearance: Brightest Day #4, 2010 Nationality:  unknown Team Affiliations: Teen Titans Legal Status: High school minor with no criminal record Height: 5′ 9             Weight: 170 lbs Eyes: Brown         Hair: Black Relatives: Unnamed mother…

Icon: A Hero’s Welcome

The flagship character from Milestone Comics is back in this new printing of the classic title collecting ICON #1-8. This is the title that introduced Augustus Freeman, a successful lawyer who covertly uses his alien super-powers to help those in need. But when a teenaged girl from the streets convinces him to use his abilities…

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Thunder (Character)

Publisher: DC Comics Created by Judd Winick and Tom Raney 1st appearance: Outsiders vol. 3 #1, August 2003 Real Name: Anissa Pierce Notes: Anissa is also one of a handful of Lesbian Superheroes. Team Affiliations: The Outsiders Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record Height: 5’5              Weight: 110 lbs Eyes: Brown                   Hair:…