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

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510 105
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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445 124
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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422 116
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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419 116
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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425 123
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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407 117
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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355 128
Static is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Static DC Universe

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326 117
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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304 107
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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326 126
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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299 113
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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290 114
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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217 115
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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192 104
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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193 118
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 98
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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142 100
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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106 71
Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Moai added Bumblebee DC Universe

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152 124
Steel (John Henry Irons) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Steel (John Henry Irons) Steel, DC Universe

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137 110
Spectre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Spectre DC Universe

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51 14
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 22 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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121 111
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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77 61
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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104 97
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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81 76
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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45 36
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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99 110
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 69
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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89 109
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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94 119
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 3
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 21
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 87
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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52 88
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 24
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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57 111
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 96
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 88
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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39 90
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 96
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 97
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 87
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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45 108
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 89
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 93
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 88
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 85
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 81
Maximum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Top 35+ Best Black Superheroes in Comics, Ranked by Fans
Maximum Maximum