This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Doctor Mist, a DC Comics superhero. Doctor Mist first appeared in “Super Friends” #12 (June 1978), and was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon.
Doctor Mist’s origin states he was originally known as Nommo, a wizard who was also the ruler of the fictional ancient African empire of Kor. 11,000 years ago, Nommo stood in the “Pillar of Life,” which granted him immortality.
This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Danielle Foccart, a DC Comics character. Danielle first appeared in “Legion of Super-Heroes Annual” #2 (1982). She was created by Paul Levitz and … Read moreMinorities in cartoons: Danielle Foccart
This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Black Panther (real name: T’Challa), a Marvel superhero. Black Panther (no relation to the African-American political movement of the 60s) first appeared in … Read moreMinorities in cartoons: Black Panther
On Thursday came news of the death of Nelson Mandela. One of the great modern civil rights leaders, Mandela’s famed for his fight against the apartheid regime of South Africa. … Read moreRIP Nelson Mandela
This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Lothar, a character from the long-running newspaper adventure strip “Mandrake the Magician.” Lothar was created by “Mandrake”‘s creator, Lee Falk, and first appeared … Read moreMinorities in cartoons: Lothar
This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Captain Planet and the Planeteers.” Debuting in 1990 on TBS, the series ran for six seasons. Background The series was created to promote … Read moreMinorities in cartoons: “Captain Planet and the Planeteers”
This week’s entry is DC superheroine Vixen. Vixen (real name: Mari Jiwe McCabe) first appeared in “Action Comics” #521 in 1981. Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner created Mari. Background Mari was … Read moreMinorities in cartoons: Vixen
This week’s entry is probably the most well-known Black superheroine, Storm. Introduced in “Giant Size X-Men” #1 in 1975, Storm (real name: Ororo Munroe) has since become one of the … Read moreMinorities in cartoons: Storm