Total Nerd Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans  

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In general, comic books have not paid nearly enough attention to people of color. Even when a black super hero did exist, they didn't get the exposure they deserved. The best black superheroes are every bit as iconic, interesting, and emotionally compelling as their peers. In fact, Black Panther in particular has been a consistently strong book over the years that will no doubt provide a lot of great material for a ton of films down the line. Static has not only gotten his own cartoon, but an incredibly loyal cult following. When Superman died, Steel was one of the only people who stepped up to take his place that didn't have some horrific ulterior motive waiting in the wings that could spell doom for the planet Earth. When the mantle of Ultimate Spider-Man was passed from Peter Parker to Miles Morales, the character blossomed and became arguably more beloved than his predecessor.  

Even despite these triumphs, black characters still haven't gotten the time of day they deserve. Ask most people to name a few black super heroes and you probably will get a list with maybe three names. The good news is recent films, comics, and TV shows are really pushing their black characters the way they always deserved. We're seeing  new exposure for characters like Black Panther getting his own film in the Marvel cinematic universe, Luke Cage on Netflix, and Cyborg in the Justice League movie. While it was great to have Wesley Snipes as Blade have his own film series, we're glad to see new heroes filling the ranks.  

But let's not forget how much farther we have to go. The length of this list proves there are a ton of black super heroes that could make their debuts in television and movies. The Spectre could make a great on screen presence. Spawn deserves a better film than his 90s misfire, and with the advances in special effects and storytelling available today we could get something very special for fans of his book in addition to new audiences. If you're curious to see just how many characters are out there, check out the list of the best black superheroes below and be sure to vote up your favorites. 

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Black Panther Black Panther

The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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519 106
Storm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Storm X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men, X2

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449 128
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Spawn Spawn

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427 118
Blade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Blade Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Blade

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424 117
John Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
John Stewart Justice League Unlimited, DC Universe

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431 124
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Luke Cage Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel Universe

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412 118
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Cyborg Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans, Justice League: Doom

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356 130
Static is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Static DC Universe

9
331 117
War Machine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
War Machine The Invincible Iron Man, Iron Man, Iron Man 3

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308 109
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Falcon Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel Universe

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333 126
Spider-Man (Miles Morales) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man

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301 116
Bishop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Bishop Marvel Universe

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294 115
Ultimate Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Ultimate Nick Fury Marvel Universe

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220 118
Cloak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Cloak Marvel Universe

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197 104
Firestorm is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Firestorm Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, DC Universe

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196 119
Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Black Lightning Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

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159 101
Misty Knight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Misty Knight Marvel Universe

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143 102
Deathlok is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Deathlok Marvel Universe

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55 14
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
vitamink added Vixen Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire, DC Universe

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107 73
Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Moai added Bumblebee DC Universe

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153 126
Steel (John Henry Irons) is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Steel (John Henry Irons) Steel, DC Universe

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138 113
Spectre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Spectre DC Universe

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122 114
Brother Voodoo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Brother Voodoo Marvel Universe

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80 63
Blue Marvel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
TeaganSted added Blue Marvel Marvel Universe

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106 99
Goliath is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Goliath Power Man

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82 77
Monica Rambeau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
StevenWatts added Monica Rambeau Marvel Universe

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46 37
The Prowler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
AnthonyTick added The Prowler

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101 111
Captain Universe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Captain Universe Marvel Universe

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67 70
Cecilia Reyes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Dimos Dicoudis added Cecilia Reyes

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91 109
Blackwing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Blackwing Wonder Woman

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96 119
Black Vulcan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Black Vulcan Super Friends

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6 4
Icon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Videoport Jones added Icon DC Universe

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13 22
Kestrel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
vitamink added Kestrel X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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53 88
Prodigy (David Alleyne) is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Jerrald Dyon Spencer Jr. added Prodigy (David Alleyne)

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53 89
Gabe Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Gabe Jones Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Universe

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12 25
Spyke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
vitamink added Spyke Earth-11052

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57 112
Amazing-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Amazing-Man All-Star Squadron, Justice Society of America

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46 97
Kid Quantum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Kid Quantum DC Universe

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40 89
Doctor Mist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Doctor Mist DC Universe

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40 91
Anarchist is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Anarchist X-Statix, X-Force

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41 97
Dawnfire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Dawnfire Batwing

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40 98
Black Talon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Black Talon Marvel Universe

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34 88
Coldcast is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Coldcast Superman vs. The Elite

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45 109
Black Racer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Black Racer DC Universe

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32 90
Abraham Brown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Abraham Brown Marvel Universe, J2

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31 94
Midnight Sun is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Midnight Sun Marvel Universe

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26 89
Aegis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Aegis Marvel Universe

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24 87
Crackshot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Crackshot DC Universe

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22 83
Maximum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Maximum Maximum