Minorities in comics and animation: Blade


In light of a Halloween theme this month, here’s this week’s entry, the character Blade from Marvel Comics. Blade (real name Eric Brooks) first appeared in Marvel’s “Tomb of Dracula” #10 in 1973. He was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan. Background Blade is a half-vampire, half-human African-American man, who’s dedicated his life to … Read more

Black animated and comic characters: The Falcon

The Falcon

Today’s entry is Marvel hero the Falcon (real name Sam Wilson). The Falcon is noteworthy as American comics’ first African-American superhero. (Marvel’s earlier Black Panther is from Africa.). He’s apparently also the first one without “Black” in his name. The Falcon first appeared in “Captain America” #117 in 1969. He was created by Stan Lee and Gene … Read more