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.

Powers: None


K.O Carson is an ex-boxer and policeman who fought crime  in the Bakerville neighborhood in Astro City from the mid 50’s to 1972. He later retired and opened Bruiser’s Bar & Grill which caters to Super powered beings/clientele in Astro City.  Years later he bought the bar from the original owner. Julius Furst and Rex Zorus of the First Family are amongst some of his regular patrons.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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2 thoughts on “Black Badge (Character)

  • July 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

    One of the very few black superheroes from the 1950s (retroactively, of course), which also includes the Blue Marvel as well as Flatiron, Positron, and Rapunzel from MARVEL: THE LOST GENERATION.

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