Tag Archives: Female Black Superheroes

Cleopatra

Cleopatra II

Publisher: Wildstorm Comics

Real Name: Unknown

Created by: Kurt Busiek

1st appearance: Kurt Busiek’s Astro City #1, 1995

Nationality: Unknown

Team Affiliations: The Honor Guard

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 6’          Weight: 125 lbs

Eyes: Brown          Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Skilled fighter

Powers: She possesses superhuman strength and endurance. Her staff grants her limited control over the weather and allows her to discharge lightning at will.

Biography

The second Cleopatra is of African descent with innate superhuman abilities. Like the very first Cleopatra she is a member of the superhuman team “The Honor Guard” and later the “Omega Rangers”. Over the course of her career she befriended many of Asto City’s  finest such as Samaritan, Jack in the Box and Black Badge.


Dawn

Dawn

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: Judd Winick

1st appearance: Batwing #13, 2012

Real Name: Rachel Niamo

Nationality: African

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height:  5’7           Weight: 120 lbs

Eyes: Brown           Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Skilled street fighter and unarmed combatant.

Powers: She appears to be able to manifest two energy swords from her hands which stun enemies upon contact.

Biography

Like David Zavimbe she was an orphan under the care of Matu Ba. Her past was very traumatic though the details are a mystery. She left the orphanage to become a school teacher but instead found herself drafted by the government into the army. After completing her training she was placed in a small team of five. It was here that she ran into Father Lost and his cult. Only three member survived the torture and psychosis.

Changed by her experience she made it her mission to stop father lost and his cult at all costs. She adopted the identity of Dawn and employed magical swords and other enchantments as weapons against Father Lost’s Voodoo magic. Batwing came to her attention as she tracked down the cult of “The Finders” who practice Father Lost’s ritual killings.


Jakita Wagner

Jakita Wagner

Created by:Warren Ellis

1st appearance: Planetary #1 (1999)

Team Affiliations: Planetary

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’10              Weight: 130 lbs

Eyes: Brown                  Hair: Black

Relatives: Lord Blackstock (Biological father), Anaykah (Biological Mother, deceased), Mr and Mrs Wagner (Adopted parents, deceased)

Skills and Abilities:  World class martial artist, armed and unarmed combatant able to go toe to toe with Batman.

Powers: Superhuman speed, reflexes, strength, endurance and resistance to injury (On one occasion she seriously injured and defeated Wonder Woman). She also ages at a slower rate than normal.

Biography

In 1934 Jakita was born in Opak-re a highly advanced African city in which breeding with outsiders was forbidden. Her mother was Anaykah  a native there who was lovers with both her father Lord Blackstock (a metahuman) and Elijah Snow, future leader of the Planetary group. She was left for dead by the citizens of Opak-re after her birth because of their traditions. Given to Elijah Snow she was given to a German family, the Wagners  who gave her a normal life. When her metahuman abilities manifested she was taken in by Snow and trained as a field operative for the planetary group.

Jakita along with Ambrose chase have become the primary field operatives for the planetary group. When Snow disappeared she was even promoted to leader. Like both her parents she has a low threshold for boredom and as a result has a problem setting into a monogamous relationship.

On a trip to Earth Prime she fought Batman of the Justice League to a near standstill. In an alternate future she along with the rest of planetary were defeated and killed. After the New 52 her status is currently unknown.


Anaykah

Anaykah

Created by:Warren Ellis

1st appearance: Planetary #11 (2000)

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’8              Weight: 127 lbs

Eyes: Brown                  Hair: Black

Relatives: Jakita Wagner (Daughter)

Skills and Abilities:  Brilliant scientific mind.

Biography

Anaykah was an African native of the highly advanced city Opak-re. She was a high ranking scientist in her city who eventually became pregnant for Lord Blackstock (homage to Tarzan) a member of English nobility who lived in the surrounding jungle. When Elijah Snow the writer of the Planetary Guides came to her city they fell in love and shared a dalliance. Her interbreeding with Blackstock however lead to a child, Jakita Wagner. This angered the elders of her city who forbade any interbreeding with outsiders to maintain “purity of stock”. She entrusted her daughter to Snow and remained in her city as it was sealed off forever.


Amanda Waller

 

Amanda Waller

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: Len Wein, John Ostrander and artist John Byrne

1st appearance: Legends #1, 1986

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Suicide Squad

Legal Status: Unknown

Height:  5’7           Weight: 210 lbs (Fat)    120 (Slim)

Eyes: Brown          Hair: Black

Relatives: Joe Jr. (Son, deceased), Damita (Daughter, Deceased), Joe (Husband, deceased), Three unnamed children (Status Unknown)

Skills and abilities: Military training in armed and unarmed combat, natural leader

Powers: None

Biography

Originally a widow from Chicago after her husband, daughter and son were killed. Sometime later she received a doctorate in psychology and Political science. This landed her the job of congressional aide. Here she learned of the Suicide squad and convinced her superiors to restart the program, it was and she was placed in charge of this unit. As leader of the squad she would butt heads with Batman and others about the validity of her team and the use of villains to fill their ranks.

New 52

A much younger Amanda Waller has appeared with a military background and slim frame. She still leads the Suicide Squad which now includes the Black Spider. She also has a past with Team 7 which is currently unfolding.


Amazon

The Amazon

Publisher: Amalgram Comics

Created by: John Byrne and Terry Austin

1st appearance: Amazon #1 (1996)

Alias: Wonder woman

Team Affiliations: JLX

Legal Status: Diplomatic immunity due to status as Ambassador of Themyscria

Height: 5’11              Weight: 127 lbs

Eyes: Blue                   Hair: White

Relatives: Ashake (ancestor, deceased), Mr. Munroe (paternal grandfather), Harriet Munroe (paternal grandmother), unidentified Kenyan maternal grandmother, David Munroe (father, deceased), N’dare Munroe (mother, deceased), Vivian Munroe (Aunt, deceased), Colonel Shetani (maternal uncle), David Evan Munroe Jr. (nephew)

Skills and Abilities:  Storm

Powers: Storm has the ability to mold the earths weather patterns to her will. effects such as tornadoes, storms, hurricanes and hail are just a few of the things she can accomplish with her powers. By tapping into the weather patterns of earths she can channel the elements through her body as well. She can also view the world in terms of energy patterns and can sense disturbances in nature. Storm is also able to fly by having the air carry her. This control is dependent on her will and strength of her body. Due to her powers she is immune to temperature extremes.

She can also mold her lightning into a lightning lasso which once ensnared compels those caught to speak the truth.

Biography

Tossed by a horrific Storm into the churning Atlantic, Ororo was rescued by Queen Hippolyte and taken to the island of Themyscria. Raised by Amazons there, Ororo grew into her mutant weather-manipulating powers while also learning the ways of the woman warriors. As the adopted daughter of the Amazon Queen she clashed constantly with Diana the queen’s real daughter.

Returning to the U.S. as Themyscria’s champion, she has made a new home in Baton Rouge. She was approached by Marco Xavier to help found a group of mutant heroes, but she wanted nothing to do with any group headed by a man.

Her “sister” Diana followed her to man’s world where she wed Vigilante Castle much to their mother’s dismay. Years later she would learn that her father’s death was a result of the vengeful god Poseidon destroyed their ship, ororo was the sole survivor.


Catwoman

CATWOMAN- Patience Phillips

Created by:  Theresa Rebeck, John Brancato and Michael Ferris based on Catwoman created by Bob Kane

1st appearance: Catwoman, (July 23, 2004)

Real Name: Patience Phillips

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Height:  5’7             Weight: 112 lbs.

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Skilled hand to hand combatant.

Powers: Patience has catlike agility, also like a cat her limbs are attached to the shoulder by free-floating clavicle bones, which her to pass her body through any space into which she can fit her heads.

Equipment: Diamond tipped claws and a whip.

Biography

Patience is the latest in a long line of Catwomen reborn through the power of Bast the Egyptian goddess Bast. Before her rebirth she was a mild mannered graphic artist working for a corrupt company. Upon overhearing a plot to sell defective yet addictive products to the public she was flushed out of a water conduit pipe and died. Luckily for her life was breathed back into her body by an Egyptian Mau Cat.

Upon returning home she realized that she had gained certain catlike abilities. She tracked down the researcher Ophelia Powers who let her know what she had become and the legacy it contained. Dressed in a costume to hide her identity she took to the streets at night to seek answers for her death and to satisfy her new cravings. She eventually discovers Laurel Hedare was responsible for everything after she was framed for Laurel’s husbands death. She breaks out kills Hedare and abandons life as Patience to live freely as Catwoman.


Angela Del Toro

Code Name: White Tiger

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev

1st appearance: Daredevil #58, 2004

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: The Hand

Legal Status: Unknown

Height:  5’8           Weight: 120 lbs

Eyes: Brown          Hair: Black

Relatives: Nestor and Maria Ayala (Maternal Grandparents, Deceased), Hector Ayala/White Tiger (Uncle, deceased), Soledad Ayala (Aunt), Filipo Ayala (Aunt), Ava Ayala/White Tiger (Aunt)

Awilda Ayala-Del Toro (Mother), Rey Del Toro (Brother), Marisol Del Toro (Sister)

Skills and abilities: Skilled marksman thanks to police training. She is also a highly trained hand to hand combatant thanks to time with her uncle Hector Ayala/White Tiger, Iron Fist and Misty Knight as well as the FBI. Angela is also fluent in English, Spanish and Japanese.

Powers: Enhanced strength, Speed, coordination, agility, stamina, reflexes, resilience, healing, vast practical knowledge of martial arts, she can also blend into her background similar to a chameleon. All these powers are granted while wearing the Jade Tiger Medallions.

Biography

From birth her life has been intimately affected by so called superheroes. As a child she met Luke Cage and Danny Rand who often acted as babysitters thanks to her status as niece of the original White Tiger. They served as her closest Uncles and Misty Knight her Aunt. As she grew she went to college where she got a degree in Political science and masters in criminology. Following in her Brother Rey Del Toro’s footsteps she joined the force and served two years before being promoted. Tragedy struck when her uncle Hector Ayala/White Tiger was falsely accused of a crime and was shot and killed on the steps of the court. She then inherited the Jade Tiger amulets and came into contact with Daredevil. After donning the amulets she found all of her natural abilities amplified. Under Dardevil’s guidance she became the White Tiger. Realizing corruption in the force she retired from active duty.  Around this time she reconnected with uncles Danny Rand/Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

Angela is later slain by Lady Bullseye and resurrected as a member of “The Hand”. She served in this capacity under Daredevil’s leadership during Shadowland. After Daredevil was defeated she sent the amulets to her younger aunt Ava Ayala.


Blue Ice

Real Name: Constance

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by:  Doselle Young and John McCrea

1st appearance: Wonder Woman #154, 2000

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Unknown

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’5              Weight: 110 lbs

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Unknown

Powers: She had the ability to amplify the radioactivity in a persons blood causing combustion.

Biography

Blue Ice was an ill fated villain who fought Wonder woman and died in the very same issue that she made her debut.


Charlotte Jones

 

Charlotte Jones

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Created by: Louise Simonson and Terry Shoemaker

1st appearance: X-Factor vol. 1 #51 (February 1990)

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: NYPD, X-men

Legal Status: U.S citizen with no criminal record

Height:  5’7        Weight: 110 lbs

Eyes: Brown           Hair: Black

Relatives:  Unnamed Husband (deceased), Tim Jones (Son), Mother-in-law (name unknown)

Skills and abilities: Skilled fighter, trained by the police force and the X-men.

Powers: She’s been identified as a latent mutant but never displayed any powers.

Biography

Charlotte was a nurse in Brooklyn, New York who defied all odds and made a happy life for herself with a loving police husband and a wonderful son. Her life changed irrevocably when her husband was killed on his way home with their son. This left her son with Spinal injury and expensive reconstructive surgery and therapy. She chose to change profession to afford her new expenses and moved in with her Mother-In-Law.

Here she met Warren Worthington III/Archangel who was just recovering from the manipulation of Apocalypse. After saving her life twice and fighting off a gang the two started to bond. When the vampiric Ravens tried to recruit Archangel they captured her to be his first meal but she helped him overcome his urges before the Ravens were defeated. Archangel continued to grow close to her and bonded with her son, Timmy. Her partner was later killed as they fought Genoshan Magistrates. Forge gave her added protection by providing her with an X-man costume.

Despite falling in love with Warren their relationship came to an end when he rejoined the X-men. She still remained an ally of the team however. When Gene Nation massacred a whole club worth of people she alerted Warren even though it was against protocol. She ended up in the cross fires of a fight between the X-men and Gene Nation in the Morgue but managed to survive. During Operation Zero Tolerance her son was captured and she almost betrayed Iceman and Cecelia Reyes to them before a change of heart. The team would defeat the leader of OZT and return her son to her. She also briefly joined the Fantastic Four for an adventure on the moon.

When the X-men fought the neo she was merged with a criminal she was pursuing, Delgado, into a two torso demonic creature with his personality dominant. She was freed when Delgado was beheaded by Wolverine. Charlotte then showed up multiple times alongside Bishop after M-day and was injured a fight with the shiar death commandos.


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