15 Best Black Female Superheroines

15 Best Black Female Superheroines

The history of black characters in comic books, whether they’re African-American or some other ethnic group, is quite diverse and extremely interesting. The whole story started with Black Panther, back in 1966, and while Black Panther wasn’t truly the first black superhero in the history of comic books, he was the first black superhero in American mainstream comics. This was a pivotal event that helped shape the history of modern American superhero comic books. Since then, black characters have become more frequent in mainstream American superhero comics, especially black female superheroines, who have become a sort of standard when modern comic books are concerned.

Now, to honor the recent social movements in the United States, as well as the rich history of black comic book characters, we decided to bring you a list of the 15 best black superheroines. Some of them are from DC Comics, some from Marvel Comics, and some from other publishers, but whoever owns the rights to these characters, they are wholly awesome and we are going to tell you a bit about them.

15 Best Black Female Superheroines

15. Martha Washington

Real Name: Martha Washington
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Created By: Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons
Debut: Give Me Liberty #1 (1990)

Martha Washington was born on March 11, 1995 and died on March 11, 2095. She grew up in the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago (called “The Green”) with her mother and two brothers in abject poverty caused by the economic policies of President Erwin Rexall.

She’s an average student, but one who shows a gift for computer programming and hacking. Her teacher Donald encourages her to be a better student and brings her contraband because he lives out of the green. One night, Martha shows up in Donald’s classroom and finds that he was murdered by the Iceman, a big thug who works for a local gang named Pope.

Before he died, Donald managed to stab the Iceman in the wrist. This distraction enabled Martha to grab his weapon, a dockworker’s hook, and stick it in his shoulder. The Iceman chases her through school to a locker room, but before he can kill her he dies of blood loss. Martha is later taken to a mental hospital.

At the facility, she discovers that experiments are secretly being carried out on children to genetically change their minds and effectively convert them into human computers. Their heads are covered with wires plugged into their brains. Martha thinks one of them resembles the Raggedy Ann doll she played with as a kid.

This facility is closed due to budget cuts and Martha is left homeless. She later joins the PAX Peace Force, where her heroic story begins. She fought in many battles during the Second American Civil War. During the Second American Civil War, her mother and brother died when Chicago is destroyed by a nuclear weapon.

14. Skyrocket

Real Name: Celia Forrestal
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Kurt Busiek, Tom Grummett
Debut: JLA #61 (2002)

Lt. Celia Forrestal was in the U.S. Navy and served as a highly skilled naval aviator. Her career as an instructor had stalled because of her gender and race. While considering leaving the service, she sought prospect and visited her parents, scientists, and Argo Technologies owners. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrestal, had developed a personal harness that could absorb, convert, and redirect energy.

The Forrestals conceived the harness as a tool for peace, but it also had great potential as a weapon of mass destruction. This invention, called the Argo Harness, drew unwanted attention from a mercenary group of terrorists called Scorpio. Scorpio was a well-resourced organization always on the lookout for advanced technology that could be easily armed.

They attempted to steal the Argo dishes, but a premature explosion killed the Forrestals during their attack. Celia survived the blast that killed her parents for wearing the Argo harness, and she later used it to trap some of the Scorpio activists who had caused her death. At the suggestion of Green Lantern Hal Jordan, who identified with her because of her background as a pilot, she decided to continue fighting crime as the superhero Skyrocket.

Celia worked at a fast food store in her hometown of St. Louis during the day to pay for the equipment she needed to maintain and repair Argo dishes. She was working there when Josiah Power found and recruited her.

13. Philippus

Real Name: Philippus
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: George Pérez
Debut: Wonder Woman #1 (1987)

About 3,000 years ago a select few of the Olympian gods, which included Artemis, Athena, Hestia, Demeter and Aphrodite, took the souls of women slain throughout time by the hands of men and sent them to the bottom of the Aegean Sea. The souls then began to form bodies with the clay on the sea bed. Once they reached the surface the clay bodies became living flesh and blood Amazons. Philippus was one of these new race of women.

Philippus was constantly at odds with Hippolyta’s personal bodyguards known as The Circle: Alkyone, Myrto, Charis, and Philomela. While Hippolyta saw their devotion as endearing, Philippus saw through their insanity and gave them little respect. They in turn showed the same hostility toward Philippus. When Hippolyta was given her daughter Diana as a gift from the gods Philippus openly loved the new Princess as did most of the Amazons on the island.

She could see though that the child’s presence greatly disturbed the Queen’s bodyguards and took it upon herself to watch them at all times. When Philippus suspected Alkyone was going to kill Diana while Hippolyta slept, she attempted to stop them beforehand but was overwhelmed by them instead. When she regained her physical composure Philippus called for the royal guard and had them imprison Hippolyta’s bodyguards forever. Later, she played a large role in Diana’s upbringing.

12. Crimson Avenger

Real Name: Jill Carlyle
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Geoff Johns, Scott Kolins
Debut: Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #9 (2000)

The third and current Crimson Avenger, Jill Carlyle, appeared in 2000. This character, like the original El Diablo, served as a minor Spirit of Vengeance. She was an African American woman with the powers of teleportation and intangibility. In a flashback, she was seen that she studied law and that she lost a lawsuit in which the defendant was clearly guilty. She obtained a pair of Colt pistols, originally belonging to the first Crimson Avenger, which she used to rightfully take revenge on unknown criminals.

These guns were cursed because, if not used for revenge, he or she was cursed by hunting and killing those who took innocent lives. As part of her curse, an ever-bleeding bullet hole appeared on her chest. When she gets a new mission, she mentally relives the victim’s death, and then teleports to the place where she was buried. Here, she obtained the memories of those whose deaths she was avenging. Her guns never went wrong, never ran out of ammo, and had no trigger.

The bullets were capable of penetrating any material, and could injure invulnerable heroes like Superman and Power Girl, as well as smash Captain Atom’s armored shell. It almost looked like her guns were acting on their own, in fact Crimson Avenger said she had to prevent them from shooting anyone who got between her and her target. Her intangibility did not work against his own weapons or magical forces, and as long as the curse was underway, he or she appeared to be immortal. Once, this stranger attempted to commit suicide with her own weapons as hers, but it ended up ending her current “mission” and assigning her to the next.

11. Amanda Waller

Real Name: Amanda Blake Waller
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: John Ostrander, Len Wein, John Byrne
Debut: Legends #1 (1986)

Amanda Blake Waller’s past is fairly secret. It appears that she is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She survived an accident, which claimed the lives of her husband and one of her daughters. Amanda has a doctorate in political science.

Amanda then founded The Agency, a federal organization semi-independent of the Task Force X. Harry Stein, formerly of the New York City Police Department, is then put at the head of the agency, and renames it Checkmate. Amanda Waller leads the Suicide Squad successfully, although she regularly opposes her superiors in Washington D.C.

She offers leadership of the team to Bronze Tiger. Her relations with members of the Suicide Squad are often conflicting because not everyone appreciates her methods, especially Captain Boomerang. Besides the friction with her superiors and team members, Amanda faces skepticism from some people who don’t believe in the Suicide Squad, like Batman.

Amanda then creates the Shadow Fighters to take on Eclipso. Later, after several successful missions, she joined the Department of Extranormal Operations, then was promoted to Secretary of “Metahuman” Affairs in the administration of the President of the United States, Lex Luthor. Lex Luthor’s brief tenure puts Amanda Waller in jail.

Luthor’s successor, Jonathan Vincent Horne, then asks Amanda to take the helm of Checkmate. The organization is badly damaged following the OMAC Project debacle. In 52, Amanda asks Atom Smasher to organize a new Suicide Squad to fight Black Adam and his allies. In the One Year Later story arc, Amanda is tasked by the United Nations to play the role of the White Queen of Checkmate.

But Amanda is quite confused because she has no direct control over the missions. At the same time, she continues to use the Suicide Squad in secret to serve the interests of the country. During Superman/Batman, it is revealed that Amanda acquired kryptonite to create an anti-Superman group called Last Line, including a Doomsday-like creature nicknamed “All-American Boy”.

10. Rocket

Real Name: Raquel Ervin
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan
Debut: Icon #1 (1993)

Raquel Ervin was born in Paris Island, the poorest and most criminal neighborhood in Dakota. Although she is only the sidekick of the main character, Icon, she is the true protagonist of the series. She yearned to be a writer (“just like Toni Morrison”), but lacked the motivation until she met Augustus Freeman IV, a corporate attorney who was secretly a stranded alien with superhuman powers. This occurred while she and her friends were stealing the Freeman’s house.

Raquel convinced Augustus to become the superhero Icon, and to take her as his partner, Rocket. In her disguise, she wore a belt that Icon wore on the escape pod inertia winder, which allowed her to manipulate kinetic energy. Shortly after she began adventuring with Icon, Raquel found out she was pregnant with her ex-boyfriend, Noble (one of the other thieves from the day she met Freeman). She gave birth to a boy, Amistad Augustus Ervin, named “Amistad “in honor of the famous ship that brought slaves from Africa to America, and” Augustus “in honor of Icon.

Although her pregnancy caused her to give up the adventure for a time, Raquel eventually became a superhero again. Rocket also helps the Flashback Blood Syndicate member combat her addiction to crack cocaine. Rocket was more liberal than Icon, causing them to clash on a number of occasions. She befriended Static, another teenage superhero from Dakota City. While it has been hinted that they might one day become more than friends, their relationship remained platonic throughout the run of their respective titles.

9. Thunder

Real Name: Anissa Pierce
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Judd Winick, Tom Raney
Debut: Outsiders #1 (2003)

Her father didn’t want her to follow in his footsteps, and he made a deal with her: that she would graduate before considering a career in crime fighting. She did, and the night after her graduation, she donned a costume and became Thunder. Shortly after starting her solo career, she was approached by Red Arrow, who offered her a position in the new Outsiders team; she accepted the offer and became an a part of the team. Eventually, her father appeared at the Outsiders headquarters, demanding her resignation from the team.

Naturally, she refused and when danger arose again, her father even decided to accompany the Outsiders in their battle. During this adventure, the two came to respect each other’s abilities, neither having seen the other in action before, and Thunder was allowed to remain an Outsider. It was revealed to the team that Thunder was in a lesbian relationship with her teammate Grace. Thunder was fired from the Outsiders during Batman’s reorganization of the team, being replaced by J’onn J’onzz. She rejoined the team when Grace invited her on a mission without Batman’s approval.

8. Silhouette

Real Name: Roubpheap Sramol
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley
Debut: New Warriors #2 (1990)

In 1966, during the Vietnam War, an American reconnaissance patrol in Cambodia stumbled upon an ancient hidden temple of the cult known as the Breath of the Dragon, which had remained hidden for centuries. It was built on a spring of raw primary energy called the Well of All Things. The inhabitants decided to breed a superior race, which will one day unite with the ways of the West. They believed that this union would produce children capable of harnessing the power of the Well. The members of the reconnaissance patrol were to be the fathers of these children.

One of these people was Andrew Chord, the man who became the father of Silhouette. Silhouette and her brother Aaron (“Midnight Fire”) are the only children of Andrew Chord, former guardian of Dwayne Taylor (Night Thug) and his wife Miyami (Ty’s only daughter), and were born in New York. Silhouette and Midnight Fire acted as independent observers on the streets of New York when they met with Dwayne (before he became Night Thrasher) and the three began an organized effort to eliminate various criminal street gangs in New York City.

During this time, she began an affair with Nightcrawler. This partnership ended when Silhouette was shot and killed by police gunfire and had her legs paralyzed. Midnight Fire blamed Dwayne, becoming the cop and drug cartel killer to lure Dwayne into a physical confrontation he could not defeat, and Silhouette eventually turned away from Midnight Fire. Later, the partially paralyzed Silhouette reunited with Duane, distancing herself from her brother’s evil actions. Years later, Silhouette fought against the Bengalis and turned to the New Warriors for help.

After reuniting with Duane, she revealed her “shadow power”. The Punisher attacked her, but she made peace with him. With the New Warriors, she fought the White Queen and the Hellions. Silhouette then joins the New Warriors as a full-time adventurer. The problem with her loss of clothing caused by her shadow forces is resolved by the illegal use of unstable molecules for her costume. She first encountered Psioneks, then the New Warriors and the Fantastic Four, and fought Terrax.

Silhouette helped Night Thrasher investigate corruption at the Taylor Foundation and witnessed Accord’s attempts to withdraw. With the New Warriors, she was captured by Gideon and then fought the Sphinx for the first time. Reed Richards, patent holder for unstable molecules, gives his personal blessing for her to use them because he understands the heroic work the New Warriors are doing.

7. Bumblebee

Real Name: Karen Beecher-Duncan
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Bob Rozakis, Irv Novick
Debut: Teen Titans #45 (1976)

Scientist Karen Beecher was the girlfriend of Mal Duncan (known as the superhero Herald). To help Herald be accepted as one of the good guys in front of the Teen Titans, Beecher secretly donned a bee-like supersuit and attacked the Teen Titans. She escaped without revealing this ruse. When she later explained to Mal and the Titans what she had done, they were impressed by her to the point of offering her a membership which she accepted.

As a consequence, she and Mal moved into the new Titans West tower, after relocating to San Francisco. When the Titans team disbanded for a time, Karen and Mal got married and “retired” from superhero life. Karen took a job at S.T.A.R. Labs, where she designs non-lethal weaponry. They have occasionally returned to fight crime by assisting the team, most notably during a short-lived revival of the Titans West and the Justice League/Titans event that brought everyone involved with the team together.

Following this, Mal and Karen briefly teamed up in the last incarnation of the Titans West (now called the L.A. Titans), but this incarnation of the team was never really formalized. Bumblebee and her husband are among the heroes recruited by Donna Troy to help prevent the coming of the Infinite Crisis that threatened the existence of the universe. After a battle in space, most of the heroes were trapped by the Zeta Beam that Adam Strange was waiting to use to teleport the heroes from the rift in space.

Due to the lightning’s interactions with the breach itself, the Zeta Ray altered Bumblebee’s physiology, while transferring the mass of his body to that of Hawkgirl. This left Bumblebee approximately six inches tall and Hawkgirl 25 feet tall. In Teen Titans #34, Bumblebee shows that she joined the Doom Patrol in the last year along with her husband (now known as Vox) and Beast Boy. She must now take medicine developed by Doom Patrol leader Niles Caulder to prevent her heart from going into cardiac arrest, due to her tiny shape.

Just like Beast Boy, she resembles her counterpart from the animated series in both costume and hairstyle. In Birds of Prey #100, Karen (along with the other heroines of the DC Universe) have been tipped off by Barbara Gordon and asked to join the extended roster of the new team. Whether or not she accepted is unknown, but the Oracle letter noted that number of members in the new Birds of Prey would not affect the number of members in another team, so her current position in Doomed Patrol is safe for now.

6. Ladyhawk

Real Name: Rosetta and Regina Morgan
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Tom DeFalco, Pat Olliffe
Debut: Spider-Girl #6 (1999)

The twin sisters Rosetta and Regina were the daughters of the crimelord, Boss Moragn. They decided to use their crime fighting skills instead of becoming criminals. Rosetta was a great fighter, while Regina knew about technology. They looked for training from Spider-Girl’s mentor Phil Urich (the former good Green Goblin) and were soon ready to face the forces of evil. The twins decided to share an identity rather than designing two.

They developed a green and orange costume very similar to the Hawk’s costume before it got its wings. They took the code name “Ladyhawk” and became superheroes. They made a rule that only one twin would use the same identity at a time, so people wouldn’t suspect that Ladyhawk were really two girls. Individually, the Ladyhawk twins fought alongside (and sometimes with) Spider-Girl. The twins were very close, and when one was in the field the other monitored their progress through the radio headset built into their hood.

Over time, Rosetta began to use identity more than her sister. Rosetta (as Ladyhawk) formed a new New Warriors team along with Spider-Girl, The Buzz, Darkdevil, Raptor and Phil Urich (as Green Goblin). Regina joined in too, but only when her sister was not there. When Loki began providing heroes with dark energy that made them very hostile, he opted for the combative Ladyhawk, and the wise twin actually had to face their physically stronger sister until the spell was broken.

The Hobgoblin brutally attacked the Ladyhawk twins, leaving their comatose bodies chained to a fence to separate Spider-Girl and her friends. Regina was so badly injured by his attack that she had to use a wheelchair, while Rosetta blamed herself for Regina’s condition. As a Ladyhawk, she sought revenge against Hobgoblin and eventually confronted his father with Hobgoblin’s actions that prompted him to send his gang to attack the costumed villain.

5. Nubia

Real Name: Nu’Bia
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Robert Kanigher, Don Heck
Debut: Wonder Woman #204 (1973)

Formed out of clay as Diana’s (Wonder Woman) twin, the brunette Nubia was kidnapped by Ares, who raised her by controlling her mind to help him take down the Amazons. After a session in the memory bank of the Amazons, Diana was confronted with a female warrior in armor who challenged her to a single fight. The two initially fought, and then faced off with swords. Diana and the intruder seemed to come to a standstill until her latest arrival made her sword slip out of her hand, but hesitating in killing her she gave Diana a chance to clash with her again, reaching a tie.

The stranger declared “I am Nubia!”, after which she and Diana embraced. Queen Hippolyta wondered if it was the same Nubia who should have grown up with Diana as her sister. Nubia left the Amazons and returned to her hidden Floating Island. She told Diana that they would meet again and that one of them would prove to be the real Wonder Woman. She returned, of course, and reiterated her desire to become Wonder Woman. Hippolyta said to her, “Of course, Nubia, this is the law. Anyone can challenge my daughter’s right to that title. Until then, can I wish her to find favor in Hera’s eyes as you have already found them in mine?” Subsequently, she declined an offer to a fight proposed by a male from her island, whom she defeated but did not kill by stating that “A woman does not destroy life, she celebrates it!”.

Nubia’s next appearance occurred in Supergirl #9 (1973), written by Robert Kanigher. In the story, Supergirl was elevated to the role of honorary Amazon. When it was later discovered that Nubia was suffering from poisoning from the bite of a mutated shark, Hippolyta sent Kara to find a rare root needed to cure her. In Super Friends #25 (1979), Wonder Woman, who was temporarily under the control of the evil Overlord, was attempted to free the oppressed women of the African continent.

She said that men still treated women as if they were possessions and that it was time for women to rebel against men, with herself as the leader. But Diana was interrupted by Nubia. Nubia told her to refrain and go back, thus coming to fight with her and finally, defeating Overlord, then splitting up as friends.

4. Vixen

Real Name: Mari Jiwe McCabe
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Gerry Conway, Bob Oksner
Debut: Action Comics #521 (1981)

While growing up in a small African village, Mari Jiwe McCabe heard the legend of the “Tantu Totem” from her parents. Mari was the daughter of the Rev. Richard Jiwe, the village priest, who was left a widower after poachers murdered his wife. Reverend Jiwe was in turn assassinated by his half-brother, General Maksai, when he refused to give her the Tantu Totem that was in the reverend’s care. Mari herself fled to the United States where she forged a new identity, Mari McCabe, and she used her beauty to become a well-known model by establishing herself in New York City.

With her fame and recognition, she began to travel the world and, in the middle of a trip to Africa, she crossed paths with her uncle and recovered the Tantu Totem, using its power to become Vixen. Vixen was a member of the Justice League during the Detroit Justice League era. She has also been a member of the Suicide Squad, Checkmate, and the Ultramarines. Being a member of the Suicide Squad, Mari fell in love with the Bronze Tiger and maintained a relationship with him, although they later separated.

She also led a group of heroines against Circe and her army of supervillains during one of Circe’s battles against Wonder Woman. Vixen appeared in JLA / JSA: Vice and Virtue as a bodyguard for President Luthor in the face of Doctor Bedlam’s attack. Oracle contacted Mari to have her join the Birds of Prey and Vixen went to work undercover while investigating a strange cult of “superheroes”. The cult leader was able to mentally control Vixen and when Huntress tried to help her, Vixen nearly killed her. However, Vixen recovered and used the stubbornness of a mule to curb the leader’s mind control and, together with Huntress, they rescued the other heroes.

3. Monica Rambeau

Real Name: Monica Rambeau
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Roger Stern, John Romita Jr.
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 (1982)

In her early days, Monica Rambeau was an African-American woman, a lieutenant in the US Coast Guard in New Orleans. As she tries to retrieve the prototype of a weapon developed by a dictator, she is bombarded with energy. She then acquires the power to transform into any form of energy. Her powers are briefly altered, preventing him from transforming, instead generating a personal force field.

Thanks to Doctor Strange, she regains her ability to transform into energy. The media nicknamed her Captain Marvel, which resulted in her becoming the second Captain Marvel in the Marvel Universe. A member of the Avengers, even becoming their leader at one point replacing Captain America, she struggles to come to terms with her nickname, but the Avengers see her as an important addition to the team.

In Avengers Unplugged #5 (1996), Monica Rambeau meets Captain Mar-Vell’s son, Legacy (Genis-Vell). She cedes him the title of “Captain Marvel” (he, then, becomes the third character to bear this name) and later takes the name of Photon, wearing on this occasion a new costume. Monica Rambeau subsequently renames herself Pulsar after Genis-Vell adopts the name “Photon”, thus stealing her identity as a superheroine for the second time; however, she subsequently operated under her real name of Monica Rambeau.

She is then the leader of the Nextwave team which is part of H.A.T.E. (“Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort”). During the Civil War crossover, Monica Rambeau is part of Captain America’s Secret Avengers and registers herself. She then collaborates with the Black Panther to rid New Orleans of an invasion of vampires. Since 2013, Monica Rambeau appears in the second Mighty Avengers series under the name Spectrum.

2. Misty Knight

Real Name: Mercedes Knight
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Tony Isabella, Arvell Jones
Debut: Marvel Premiere #21 (1975)

Born in Harlem, New York, Misty Knight graduated with honors from the local police academy and then entered service at the NYPD, where she reached the rank of lieutenant and worked as a partner of Rafe Scarfe until, to avert the explosion of a bomb in a bank vault, Misty is seriously injured and has her right arm amputated, which makes her so depressed and distressed that she leaves the police to avoid being relegated to an office job.

Shortly after this, however, Tony Stark, struck by the girl’s heroism, decides to give her a bionic arm that allows her to restart her life by opening a private detective agency together with her best friend Colleen Wing – the Knightwing Restorations. Shortly after starting her new career, Misty meets Spider-Man, the Human Torch and Iron Fist, and she makes a deep friendship with Storm, briefly shares her apartment with Jean Gray and collaborates on several occasions with the X-Men.

After teaming up with Iron Fist again to save Colleen from Master Khan’s clutches and helping him regain control of her company, Misty, begins a fluctuating relationship with the superhero. The Knightwing Restorations, specializing in cases of missing persons, is in the meantime nicknamed “The Daughters of the Dragon” due to the martial arts skills of the two founders becoming regular collaborators of Iron Fist contributing to the latter’s first meeting with Luke Cage and the consequent birth of their friendship that leads them to found the Heroes for Sale agency, of which Misty and Colleen become regular partners.

Following the alleged death of Danny Rand (Iron Fist), Misty tries to forget him but, after discovering that it was not him who died but an impostor, she begins to investigate with the help of Namor managing to free him from the clutches of the his captors Skrull. Later, Misty is briefly hired as a paralegal by Nelson & Murdock, she regularly attends the short-lived new lineup of Heroes for Sale, she collaborates with X-Force and is rescued by Steel Fist and Wolverine after being kidnapped by the Hand.

Later the Daughters of the Dragon unmask the attempt of a rich New York tycoon to spread a computer virus capable of destroying the entire global economy, however, in the clash with the latter, Misty’s bionic arm is seriously damaged and, therefore, Stark gives her a new arm made out of vibranium. Later she Misty attends the wedding of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones as the date of Iron Fist.

1. Storm

Real Name: Ororo Munroe
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Len Wein, Dave Cockrum
Debut: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975)

Storm was born Ororo Munroe to a tribal princess of Kenya and an African-American photojournalist father and grew up in Harlem, New York City, USA and Cairo, Egypt. She was orphaned after her parents were killed amid an Arab-Israeli conflict. An incident at the time also traumatized Munroe, leaving her in a claustrophobic situation that would make her fight for her life. Storm is a member of the X-Men, a group of mutated heroes who fight for peace and equality between mutants and humans.

Under the guidance of a master thief, a juvenile Munroe became an experienced pickpocket, whose means she met the powerful mutated Professor X by chance. Professor X later convinces Munroe to join the X-Men and use their skills for a bigger cause and cause. Storm has natural leadership skills and impressive powers of his own. He has led the X-Men at times and has been a member of teams like the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

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15 Best Black Female Superheroines

15 Best Black Female Superheroines

The history of black characters in comic books, whether they’re African-American or some other ethnic group, is quite diverse and extremely interesting. The whole story started with Black Panther, back in 1966, and while Black Panther wasn’t truly the first black superhero in the history of comic books, he was the first black superhero in American mainstream comics. This was a pivotal event that helped shape the history of modern American superhero comic books. Since then, black characters have become more frequent in mainstream American superhero comics, especially black female superheroines, who have become a sort of standard when modern comic books are concerned.

Now, to honor the recent social movements in the United States, as well as the rich history of black comic book characters, we decided to bring you a list of the 15 best black superheroines. Some of them are from DC Comics, some from Marvel Comics, and some from other publishers, but whoever owns the rights to these characters, they are wholly awesome and we are going to tell you a bit about them.

15 Best Black Female Superheroines

15. Martha Washington

Real Name: Martha Washington
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Created By: Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons
Debut: Give Me Liberty #1 (1990)

Martha Washington was born on March 11, 1995 and died on March 11, 2095. She grew up in the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago (called “The Green”) with her mother and two brothers in abject poverty caused by the economic policies of President Erwin Rexall.

She’s an average student, but one who shows a gift for computer programming and hacking. Her teacher Donald encourages her to be a better student and brings her contraband because he lives out of the green. One night, Martha shows up in Donald’s classroom and finds that he was murdered by the Iceman, a big thug who works for a local gang named Pope.

Before he died, Donald managed to stab the Iceman in the wrist. This distraction enabled Martha to grab his weapon, a dockworker’s hook, and stick it in his shoulder. The Iceman chases her through school to a locker room, but before he can kill her he dies of blood loss. Martha is later taken to a mental hospital.

At the facility, she discovers that experiments are secretly being carried out on children to genetically change their minds and effectively convert them into human computers. Their heads are covered with wires plugged into their brains. Martha thinks one of them resembles the Raggedy Ann doll she played with as a kid.

This facility is closed due to budget cuts and Martha is left homeless. She later joins the PAX Peace Force, where her heroic story begins. She fought in many battles during the Second American Civil War. During the Second American Civil War, her mother and brother died when Chicago is destroyed by a nuclear weapon.

14. Skyrocket

Real Name: Celia Forrestal
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Kurt Busiek, Tom Grummett
Debut: JLA #61 (2002)

Lt. Celia Forrestal was in the U.S. Navy and served as a highly skilled naval aviator. Her career as an instructor had stalled because of her gender and race. While considering leaving the service, she sought prospect and visited her parents, scientists, and Argo Technologies owners. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrestal, had developed a personal harness that could absorb, convert, and redirect energy.

The Forrestals conceived the harness as a tool for peace, but it also had great potential as a weapon of mass destruction. This invention, called the Argo Harness, drew unwanted attention from a mercenary group of terrorists called Scorpio. Scorpio was a well-resourced organization always on the lookout for advanced technology that could be easily armed.

They attempted to steal the Argo dishes, but a premature explosion killed the Forrestals during their attack. Celia survived the blast that killed her parents for wearing the Argo harness, and she later used it to trap some of the Scorpio activists who had caused her death. At the suggestion of Green Lantern Hal Jordan, who identified with her because of her background as a pilot, she decided to continue fighting crime as the superhero Skyrocket.

Celia worked at a fast food store in her hometown of St. Louis during the day to pay for the equipment she needed to maintain and repair Argo dishes. She was working there when Josiah Power found and recruited her.

13. Philippus

Real Name: Philippus
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: George Pérez
Debut: Wonder Woman #1 (1987)

About 3,000 years ago a select few of the Olympian gods, which included Artemis, Athena, Hestia, Demeter and Aphrodite, took the souls of women slain throughout time by the hands of men and sent them to the bottom of the Aegean Sea. The souls then began to form bodies with the clay on the sea bed. Once they reached the surface the clay bodies became living flesh and blood Amazons. Philippus was one of these new race of women.

Philippus was constantly at odds with Hippolyta’s personal bodyguards known as The Circle: Alkyone, Myrto, Charis, and Philomela. While Hippolyta saw their devotion as endearing, Philippus saw through their insanity and gave them little respect. They in turn showed the same hostility toward Philippus. When Hippolyta was given her daughter Diana as a gift from the gods Philippus openly loved the new Princess as did most of the Amazons on the island.

She could see though that the child’s presence greatly disturbed the Queen’s bodyguards and took it upon herself to watch them at all times. When Philippus suspected Alkyone was going to kill Diana while Hippolyta slept, she attempted to stop them beforehand but was overwhelmed by them instead. When she regained her physical composure Philippus called for the royal guard and had them imprison Hippolyta’s bodyguards forever. Later, she played a large role in Diana’s upbringing.

12. Crimson Avenger

Real Name: Jill Carlyle
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Geoff Johns, Scott Kolins
Debut: Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #9 (2000)

The third and current Crimson Avenger, Jill Carlyle, appeared in 2000. This character, like the original El Diablo, served as a minor Spirit of Vengeance. She was an African American woman with the powers of teleportation and intangibility. In a flashback, she was seen that she studied law and that she lost a lawsuit in which the defendant was clearly guilty. She obtained a pair of Colt pistols, originally belonging to the first Crimson Avenger, which she used to rightfully take revenge on unknown criminals.

These guns were cursed because, if not used for revenge, he or she was cursed by hunting and killing those who took innocent lives. As part of her curse, an ever-bleeding bullet hole appeared on her chest. When she gets a new mission, she mentally relives the victim’s death, and then teleports to the place where she was buried. Here, she obtained the memories of those whose deaths she was avenging. Her guns never went wrong, never ran out of ammo, and had no trigger.

The bullets were capable of penetrating any material, and could injure invulnerable heroes like Superman and Power Girl, as well as smash Captain Atom’s armored shell. It almost looked like her guns were acting on their own, in fact Crimson Avenger said she had to prevent them from shooting anyone who got between her and her target. Her intangibility did not work against his own weapons or magical forces, and as long as the curse was underway, he or she appeared to be immortal. Once, this stranger attempted to commit suicide with her own weapons as hers, but it ended up ending her current “mission” and assigning her to the next.

11. Amanda Waller

Real Name: Amanda Blake Waller
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: John Ostrander, Len Wein, John Byrne
Debut: Legends #1 (1986)

Amanda Blake Waller’s past is fairly secret. It appears that she is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She survived an accident, which claimed the lives of her husband and one of her daughters. Amanda has a doctorate in political science.

Amanda then founded The Agency, a federal organization semi-independent of the Task Force X. Harry Stein, formerly of the New York City Police Department, is then put at the head of the agency, and renames it Checkmate. Amanda Waller leads the Suicide Squad successfully, although she regularly opposes her superiors in Washington D.C.

She offers leadership of the team to Bronze Tiger. Her relations with members of the Suicide Squad are often conflicting because not everyone appreciates her methods, especially Captain Boomerang. Besides the friction with her superiors and team members, Amanda faces skepticism from some people who don’t believe in the Suicide Squad, like Batman.

Amanda then creates the Shadow Fighters to take on Eclipso. Later, after several successful missions, she joined the Department of Extranormal Operations, then was promoted to Secretary of “Metahuman” Affairs in the administration of the President of the United States, Lex Luthor. Lex Luthor’s brief tenure puts Amanda Waller in jail.

Luthor’s successor, Jonathan Vincent Horne, then asks Amanda to take the helm of Checkmate. The organization is badly damaged following the OMAC Project debacle. In 52, Amanda asks Atom Smasher to organize a new Suicide Squad to fight Black Adam and his allies. In the One Year Later story arc, Amanda is tasked by the United Nations to play the role of the White Queen of Checkmate.

But Amanda is quite confused because she has no direct control over the missions. At the same time, she continues to use the Suicide Squad in secret to serve the interests of the country. During Superman/Batman, it is revealed that Amanda acquired kryptonite to create an anti-Superman group called Last Line, including a Doomsday-like creature nicknamed “All-American Boy”.

10. Rocket

Real Name: Raquel Ervin
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan
Debut: Icon #1 (1993)

Raquel Ervin was born in Paris Island, the poorest and most criminal neighborhood in Dakota. Although she is only the sidekick of the main character, Icon, she is the true protagonist of the series. She yearned to be a writer (“just like Toni Morrison”), but lacked the motivation until she met Augustus Freeman IV, a corporate attorney who was secretly a stranded alien with superhuman powers. This occurred while she and her friends were stealing the Freeman’s house.

Raquel convinced Augustus to become the superhero Icon, and to take her as his partner, Rocket. In her disguise, she wore a belt that Icon wore on the escape pod inertia winder, which allowed her to manipulate kinetic energy. Shortly after she began adventuring with Icon, Raquel found out she was pregnant with her ex-boyfriend, Noble (one of the other thieves from the day she met Freeman). She gave birth to a boy, Amistad Augustus Ervin, named “Amistad “in honor of the famous ship that brought slaves from Africa to America, and” Augustus “in honor of Icon.

Although her pregnancy caused her to give up the adventure for a time, Raquel eventually became a superhero again. Rocket also helps the Flashback Blood Syndicate member combat her addiction to crack cocaine. Rocket was more liberal than Icon, causing them to clash on a number of occasions. She befriended Static, another teenage superhero from Dakota City. While it has been hinted that they might one day become more than friends, their relationship remained platonic throughout the run of their respective titles.

9. Thunder

Real Name: Anissa Pierce
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Judd Winick, Tom Raney
Debut: Outsiders #1 (2003)

Her father didn’t want her to follow in his footsteps, and he made a deal with her: that she would graduate before considering a career in crime fighting. She did, and the night after her graduation, she donned a costume and became Thunder. Shortly after starting her solo career, she was approached by Red Arrow, who offered her a position in the new Outsiders team; she accepted the offer and became an a part of the team. Eventually, her father appeared at the Outsiders headquarters, demanding her resignation from the team.

Naturally, she refused and when danger arose again, her father even decided to accompany the Outsiders in their battle. During this adventure, the two came to respect each other’s abilities, neither having seen the other in action before, and Thunder was allowed to remain an Outsider. It was revealed to the team that Thunder was in a lesbian relationship with her teammate Grace. Thunder was fired from the Outsiders during Batman’s reorganization of the team, being replaced by J’onn J’onzz. She rejoined the team when Grace invited her on a mission without Batman’s approval.

8. Silhouette

Real Name: Roubpheap Sramol
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley
Debut: New Warriors #2 (1990)

In 1966, during the Vietnam War, an American reconnaissance patrol in Cambodia stumbled upon an ancient hidden temple of the cult known as the Breath of the Dragon, which had remained hidden for centuries. It was built on a spring of raw primary energy called the Well of All Things. The inhabitants decided to breed a superior race, which will one day unite with the ways of the West. They believed that this union would produce children capable of harnessing the power of the Well. The members of the reconnaissance patrol were to be the fathers of these children.

One of these people was Andrew Chord, the man who became the father of Silhouette. Silhouette and her brother Aaron (“Midnight Fire”) are the only children of Andrew Chord, former guardian of Dwayne Taylor (Night Thug) and his wife Miyami (Ty’s only daughter), and were born in New York. Silhouette and Midnight Fire acted as independent observers on the streets of New York when they met with Dwayne (before he became Night Thrasher) and the three began an organized effort to eliminate various criminal street gangs in New York City.

During this time, she began an affair with Nightcrawler. This partnership ended when Silhouette was shot and killed by police gunfire and had her legs paralyzed. Midnight Fire blamed Dwayne, becoming the cop and drug cartel killer to lure Dwayne into a physical confrontation he could not defeat, and Silhouette eventually turned away from Midnight Fire. Later, the partially paralyzed Silhouette reunited with Duane, distancing herself from her brother’s evil actions. Years later, Silhouette fought against the Bengalis and turned to the New Warriors for help.

After reuniting with Duane, she revealed her “shadow power”. The Punisher attacked her, but she made peace with him. With the New Warriors, she fought the White Queen and the Hellions. Silhouette then joins the New Warriors as a full-time adventurer. The problem with her loss of clothing caused by her shadow forces is resolved by the illegal use of unstable molecules for her costume. She first encountered Psioneks, then the New Warriors and the Fantastic Four, and fought Terrax.

Silhouette helped Night Thrasher investigate corruption at the Taylor Foundation and witnessed Accord’s attempts to withdraw. With the New Warriors, she was captured by Gideon and then fought the Sphinx for the first time. Reed Richards, patent holder for unstable molecules, gives his personal blessing for her to use them because he understands the heroic work the New Warriors are doing.

7. Bumblebee

Real Name: Karen Beecher-Duncan
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Bob Rozakis, Irv Novick
Debut: Teen Titans #45 (1976)

Scientist Karen Beecher was the girlfriend of Mal Duncan (known as the superhero Herald). To help Herald be accepted as one of the good guys in front of the Teen Titans, Beecher secretly donned a bee-like supersuit and attacked the Teen Titans. She escaped without revealing this ruse. When she later explained to Mal and the Titans what she had done, they were impressed by her to the point of offering her a membership which she accepted.

As a consequence, she and Mal moved into the new Titans West tower, after relocating to San Francisco. When the Titans team disbanded for a time, Karen and Mal got married and “retired” from superhero life. Karen took a job at S.T.A.R. Labs, where she designs non-lethal weaponry. They have occasionally returned to fight crime by assisting the team, most notably during a short-lived revival of the Titans West and the Justice League/Titans event that brought everyone involved with the team together.

Following this, Mal and Karen briefly teamed up in the last incarnation of the Titans West (now called the L.A. Titans), but this incarnation of the team was never really formalized. Bumblebee and her husband are among the heroes recruited by Donna Troy to help prevent the coming of the Infinite Crisis that threatened the existence of the universe. After a battle in space, most of the heroes were trapped by the Zeta Beam that Adam Strange was waiting to use to teleport the heroes from the rift in space.

Due to the lightning’s interactions with the breach itself, the Zeta Ray altered Bumblebee’s physiology, while transferring the mass of his body to that of Hawkgirl. This left Bumblebee approximately six inches tall and Hawkgirl 25 feet tall. In Teen Titans #34, Bumblebee shows that she joined the Doom Patrol in the last year along with her husband (now known as Vox) and Beast Boy. She must now take medicine developed by Doom Patrol leader Niles Caulder to prevent her heart from going into cardiac arrest, due to her tiny shape.

Just like Beast Boy, she resembles her counterpart from the animated series in both costume and hairstyle. In Birds of Prey #100, Karen (along with the other heroines of the DC Universe) have been tipped off by Barbara Gordon and asked to join the extended roster of the new team. Whether or not she accepted is unknown, but the Oracle letter noted that number of members in the new Birds of Prey would not affect the number of members in another team, so her current position in Doomed Patrol is safe for now.

6. Ladyhawk

Real Name: Rosetta and Regina Morgan
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Tom DeFalco, Pat Olliffe
Debut: Spider-Girl #6 (1999)

The twin sisters Rosetta and Regina were the daughters of the crimelord, Boss Moragn. They decided to use their crime fighting skills instead of becoming criminals. Rosetta was a great fighter, while Regina knew about technology. They looked for training from Spider-Girl’s mentor Phil Urich (the former good Green Goblin) and were soon ready to face the forces of evil. The twins decided to share an identity rather than designing two.

They developed a green and orange costume very similar to the Hawk’s costume before it got its wings. They took the code name “Ladyhawk” and became superheroes. They made a rule that only one twin would use the same identity at a time, so people wouldn’t suspect that Ladyhawk were really two girls. Individually, the Ladyhawk twins fought alongside (and sometimes with) Spider-Girl. The twins were very close, and when one was in the field the other monitored their progress through the radio headset built into their hood.

Over time, Rosetta began to use identity more than her sister. Rosetta (as Ladyhawk) formed a new New Warriors team along with Spider-Girl, The Buzz, Darkdevil, Raptor and Phil Urich (as Green Goblin). Regina joined in too, but only when her sister was not there. When Loki began providing heroes with dark energy that made them very hostile, he opted for the combative Ladyhawk, and the wise twin actually had to face their physically stronger sister until the spell was broken.

The Hobgoblin brutally attacked the Ladyhawk twins, leaving their comatose bodies chained to a fence to separate Spider-Girl and her friends. Regina was so badly injured by his attack that she had to use a wheelchair, while Rosetta blamed herself for Regina’s condition. As a Ladyhawk, she sought revenge against Hobgoblin and eventually confronted his father with Hobgoblin’s actions that prompted him to send his gang to attack the costumed villain.

5. Nubia

Real Name: Nu’Bia
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Robert Kanigher, Don Heck
Debut: Wonder Woman #204 (1973)

Formed out of clay as Diana’s (Wonder Woman) twin, the brunette Nubia was kidnapped by Ares, who raised her by controlling her mind to help him take down the Amazons. After a session in the memory bank of the Amazons, Diana was confronted with a female warrior in armor who challenged her to a single fight. The two initially fought, and then faced off with swords. Diana and the intruder seemed to come to a standstill until her latest arrival made her sword slip out of her hand, but hesitating in killing her she gave Diana a chance to clash with her again, reaching a tie.

The stranger declared “I am Nubia!”, after which she and Diana embraced. Queen Hippolyta wondered if it was the same Nubia who should have grown up with Diana as her sister. Nubia left the Amazons and returned to her hidden Floating Island. She told Diana that they would meet again and that one of them would prove to be the real Wonder Woman. She returned, of course, and reiterated her desire to become Wonder Woman. Hippolyta said to her, “Of course, Nubia, this is the law. Anyone can challenge my daughter’s right to that title. Until then, can I wish her to find favor in Hera’s eyes as you have already found them in mine?” Subsequently, she declined an offer to a fight proposed by a male from her island, whom she defeated but did not kill by stating that “A woman does not destroy life, she celebrates it!”.

Nubia’s next appearance occurred in Supergirl #9 (1973), written by Robert Kanigher. In the story, Supergirl was elevated to the role of honorary Amazon. When it was later discovered that Nubia was suffering from poisoning from the bite of a mutated shark, Hippolyta sent Kara to find a rare root needed to cure her. In Super Friends #25 (1979), Wonder Woman, who was temporarily under the control of the evil Overlord, was attempted to free the oppressed women of the African continent.

She said that men still treated women as if they were possessions and that it was time for women to rebel against men, with herself as the leader. But Diana was interrupted by Nubia. Nubia told her to refrain and go back, thus coming to fight with her and finally, defeating Overlord, then splitting up as friends.

4. Vixen

Real Name: Mari Jiwe McCabe
Publisher: DC Comics
Created By: Gerry Conway, Bob Oksner
Debut: Action Comics #521 (1981)

While growing up in a small African village, Mari Jiwe McCabe heard the legend of the “Tantu Totem” from her parents. Mari was the daughter of the Rev. Richard Jiwe, the village priest, who was left a widower after poachers murdered his wife. Reverend Jiwe was in turn assassinated by his half-brother, General Maksai, when he refused to give her the Tantu Totem that was in the reverend’s care. Mari herself fled to the United States where she forged a new identity, Mari McCabe, and she used her beauty to become a well-known model by establishing herself in New York City.

With her fame and recognition, she began to travel the world and, in the middle of a trip to Africa, she crossed paths with her uncle and recovered the Tantu Totem, using its power to become Vixen. Vixen was a member of the Justice League during the Detroit Justice League era. She has also been a member of the Suicide Squad, Checkmate, and the Ultramarines. Being a member of the Suicide Squad, Mari fell in love with the Bronze Tiger and maintained a relationship with him, although they later separated.

She also led a group of heroines against Circe and her army of supervillains during one of Circe’s battles against Wonder Woman. Vixen appeared in JLA / JSA: Vice and Virtue as a bodyguard for President Luthor in the face of Doctor Bedlam’s attack. Oracle contacted Mari to have her join the Birds of Prey and Vixen went to work undercover while investigating a strange cult of “superheroes”. The cult leader was able to mentally control Vixen and when Huntress tried to help her, Vixen nearly killed her. However, Vixen recovered and used the stubbornness of a mule to curb the leader’s mind control and, together with Huntress, they rescued the other heroes.

3. Monica Rambeau

Real Name: Monica Rambeau
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Roger Stern, John Romita Jr.
Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16 (1982)

In her early days, Monica Rambeau was an African-American woman, a lieutenant in the US Coast Guard in New Orleans. As she tries to retrieve the prototype of a weapon developed by a dictator, she is bombarded with energy. She then acquires the power to transform into any form of energy. Her powers are briefly altered, preventing him from transforming, instead generating a personal force field.

Thanks to Doctor Strange, she regains her ability to transform into energy. The media nicknamed her Captain Marvel, which resulted in her becoming the second Captain Marvel in the Marvel Universe. A member of the Avengers, even becoming their leader at one point replacing Captain America, she struggles to come to terms with her nickname, but the Avengers see her as an important addition to the team.

In Avengers Unplugged #5 (1996), Monica Rambeau meets Captain Mar-Vell’s son, Legacy (Genis-Vell). She cedes him the title of “Captain Marvel” (he, then, becomes the third character to bear this name) and later takes the name of Photon, wearing on this occasion a new costume. Monica Rambeau subsequently renames herself Pulsar after Genis-Vell adopts the name “Photon”, thus stealing her identity as a superheroine for the second time; however, she subsequently operated under her real name of Monica Rambeau.

She is then the leader of the Nextwave team which is part of H.A.T.E. (“Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort”). During the Civil War crossover, Monica Rambeau is part of Captain America’s Secret Avengers and registers herself. She then collaborates with the Black Panther to rid New Orleans of an invasion of vampires. Since 2013, Monica Rambeau appears in the second Mighty Avengers series under the name Spectrum.

2. Misty Knight

Real Name: Mercedes Knight
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Tony Isabella, Arvell Jones
Debut: Marvel Premiere #21 (1975)

Born in Harlem, New York, Misty Knight graduated with honors from the local police academy and then entered service at the NYPD, where she reached the rank of lieutenant and worked as a partner of Rafe Scarfe until, to avert the explosion of a bomb in a bank vault, Misty is seriously injured and has her right arm amputated, which makes her so depressed and distressed that she leaves the police to avoid being relegated to an office job.

Shortly after this, however, Tony Stark, struck by the girl’s heroism, decides to give her a bionic arm that allows her to restart her life by opening a private detective agency together with her best friend Colleen Wing – the Knightwing Restorations. Shortly after starting her new career, Misty meets Spider-Man, the Human Torch and Iron Fist, and she makes a deep friendship with Storm, briefly shares her apartment with Jean Gray and collaborates on several occasions with the X-Men.

After teaming up with Iron Fist again to save Colleen from Master Khan’s clutches and helping him regain control of her company, Misty, begins a fluctuating relationship with the superhero. The Knightwing Restorations, specializing in cases of missing persons, is in the meantime nicknamed “The Daughters of the Dragon” due to the martial arts skills of the two founders becoming regular collaborators of Iron Fist contributing to the latter’s first meeting with Luke Cage and the consequent birth of their friendship that leads them to found the Heroes for Sale agency, of which Misty and Colleen become regular partners.

Following the alleged death of Danny Rand (Iron Fist), Misty tries to forget him but, after discovering that it was not him who died but an impostor, she begins to investigate with the help of Namor managing to free him from the clutches of the his captors Skrull. Later, Misty is briefly hired as a paralegal by Nelson & Murdock, she regularly attends the short-lived new lineup of Heroes for Sale, she collaborates with X-Force and is rescued by Steel Fist and Wolverine after being kidnapped by the Hand.

Later the Daughters of the Dragon unmask the attempt of a rich New York tycoon to spread a computer virus capable of destroying the entire global economy, however, in the clash with the latter, Misty’s bionic arm is seriously damaged and, therefore, Stark gives her a new arm made out of vibranium. Later she Misty attends the wedding of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones as the date of Iron Fist.

1. Storm

Real Name: Ororo Munroe
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Created By: Len Wein, Dave Cockrum
Debut: Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975)

Storm was born Ororo Munroe to a tribal princess of Kenya and an African-American photojournalist father and grew up in Harlem, New York City, USA and Cairo, Egypt. She was orphaned after her parents were killed amid an Arab-Israeli conflict. An incident at the time also traumatized Munroe, leaving her in a claustrophobic situation that would make her fight for her life. Storm is a member of the X-Men, a group of mutated heroes who fight for peace and equality between mutants and humans.

Under the guidance of a master thief, a juvenile Munroe became an experienced pickpocket, whose means she met the powerful mutated Professor X by chance. Professor X later convinces Munroe to join the X-Men and use their skills for a bigger cause and cause. Storm has natural leadership skills and impressive powers of his own. He has led the X-Men at times and has been a member of teams like the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

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