Black superheroes have long been underrepresented and misrepresented compared to their counterparts. This sub aims to shine light on black superheroes and villains in all forms of media. Both mainstream and indie characters are embraced. This subreddit isn't cool enough to be in a clique yet so we ride as one.
[Rule 1] Acceptable Content
Anything and everything related to black superheroes and villains! Really simple.
Special note: Much like gun culture in the U.S., the comics and superhero community has its own weird quirks and history. That's especially evident on reddit where clique culture has always been a thing between the larger subreddits. So please refrain from bringing any BULLJIVE in here.
[Rule 2] No Piracy
[Rule 3] Please Be Respectful
Yes this subreddit revolves around black characters. There's really no need to explain why that is so. If you know the history of comics, film/tv, and plenty of other things, then you should know why this subreddit exists. Please keep the BS out of here.
--we'll get this old reddit section dressed up soon...gotta dust off the old reddit rust--
Introduction: Everyone loves a good superhero story. Especially when they can relate to the characters. But what's more compelling is when we find out their abilities and powers. Amazed by the costumes and the visual effects. In this amazing short story, superheroes of the universe/ the champions stood for justice. You will follow the normal life of four average individuals. That happens to stumble across their supernatural strengths. Uniting together realizing that they possess the four elements of the universe within their abilities. They will be coached and visited by images. Which will guide them through their mission to save the world. Not knowing the evil force that awaits them. Will soon wreak havoc in the worst way. There's also a surprise ending. So hang on to your seat.
Are you happy with the way black characters are portrayed in modern comics? (Within the last 5 or so years?)
From either of the big three?
Is there anything you would like to see? Things you would change. Just a friendly discussion.
Does that title mean I'm a novelist who writes Black superheroes? Yes. Does it mean that I'm a Black novelist that writes about superheroes? Also, yes. Does it mean that I'm a Black novelist who is also, themself, a superhero? I plead the fifth.
I love superheroes and I always have. But I'm not a very good artist, so instead of making comics, I write stories. And I'd love to share them with you all. Though they can be found on other sites (check links), I highly recommend reading them on Afrovana.net, a new site for Black writer and comic creators to post our content.
An Urban Legend Has It... is an anthology of unconventional superhero stories. The first, titular tale explores a teen hero struggling to navigate his civilian social space. Stories two and three are tales in communication with each other, playing on the Evil Superman trope and the industry's depictions of rape and abuse. The fourth story is a bit lighter in tone, and explores how a civilian in a world of superheroes may (fail) to marry their faith with their material reality.
But hey, I get it, it's hard to really get into new heroes and lore. They don't have that same spark as the characters we know and love.
A Maroon in Midnight Blue is a Batman fan project that's equal parts pastiche and parody. In Maroon, we explore the events surrounding a wave of terror by Gotham's newest masked criminal, an elusive figure named Minstrel. Adapting the Joker's motif for his own purposes, Minstrel dons blackface imagery and commits grandiose crimes and public nuisance in protest, retaliation, and indictment of anti-Blackness in Gotham City. Reccomended for fans of Batman: The Animated Series, Marvel's Nighthawk (2016), and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.
That's all I have for you today. Thank you for letting me bug everybody for a minute!
I'm an indie comic creator with an adult superhero comic about revenge and found family called Lawful Evil. The third issue of my comic is launching in February and I was wondering if anyone here would want to review the first two issues before its launch
Thank you for your time.
Looking for some new black comics to read.
I don't know who else from this sub was involved with the Kickstarter from the end of last year. It's mildly related to the sub, and I'm one of the 650+ backers of this project. In fact i bought two copies and am donating an additional to a library but this comic is currently one of the projects I'm most excited for in 2023. In fact, the last time I was this hyped for a title was Adora and the Distance. What has you guys waiting for release date this year?