Brown Hornet (Character)

Brown Hornet (5)

Publisher: Filmation Studios

Created by:  Bill Cosby

1st appearance: The New Fat Albert Show (1979)

Nationality: US Citizen

Team Affiliations: Unknown

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: Black           Weight: Unknown

Eyes:  Black              Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Unknown

Powers: Superhuman strength, speed, flight and shapeshifting. He could also create just about anything out of thin air to save the day.


The concept for the Brown hornet had origins in Bill Cosby’s stand up routine during the early part of his career. Originally Brown Hornet was made for radio as an African American version of the “Green Hornet”.

Before being made for television however the concept was reworked into a space faring parody of Space-Ghost. He existed in a show “The Brown Hornet” within a show “Fat Albert”. In terms of personality he was what you would classify as “bumbling” though he always managed to save the day with his sidekicks Tweeterbell and Stinger. Like most cartoons of the time he promoted positive social values which normally underpinned the episodes in which he appeared.


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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