The Butterfly (Character)

The Butterfly

Created by: Gary Friedrich, Ross Andru, & Mike Esposito (possibly John Celardo and Rich Buckler)

1st appearance: Hell Rider #1 1971; Skywald

Nationality: African American

Aliases: none

Team Affiliations: Hell Rider

Legal Status: no criminal record

Skills and abilities: singer/entertainer, skilled hand to hand combatant, athletic

Powers: none

Weapons: costume includes a jet pack for flight, suction cup fingertips for enhanced grip, and the inside of the cape is capable of emitting a blinding light

Marian Michaels is a singer in Las Vegas who patrols the city as the costumed heroine, The Butterfly. fights the henchmen of a villainous costumed drug dealer, The Claw, who are using their profits to build a fascist army out in the desert. and works to defeat a racist, Ku Klux Klan-inspired organization, the Order of the Crimson Cross, which is referred to as “a gathering of sick, distorted minds such as this country has not witnessed since the Ku Klux Klan‘s rule of terror held the South in its deadly grip.” The Brothers of the Crimson Cross captures but fails to corrupt the superheroine with its mind control technology.

*notes* The Butterfly is the first black female super heroine

Marcus Roberts

Marcus is a freelance writer and longtime comic book collector. He is a husband and father of two. He is also a certified Life Skills Coach with a degree in psychology. He is a moderator for the Independent Creators Connection (ICC) and ICC Anthologies groups and an administrator for the Heroes of Color page on Facebook,and the creator of Project Nexus and The Protector. Written credits include Jennifer Rash's Dream Angel , and from ICC Publishing, IHERO 3,Imperia: The Chaos of Calamity and ICC Magazine (Available on IndyPlanet), and The Protector (Available on Comixology, Indyplanet, and

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