'Blade,' 'Black Panther,' and a brief history of black superheroes

'Blade' is getting the reboot it deserves

Stars Insider

23/07/19 | StarsInsider

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Comic fans rejoice, Blade is coming back. The half-vampire anti-hero is a cult favorite among comic book fans. Wesley Snipes starred in the original trilogy, but Mahershala Ali has stepped in for the reboot. Blade is also notable for being a bold black comic book character. Black Panther is known as the first black superhero, followed by Luke Cage and Blade. Though it might not seem like it, the enduring popularity of Blade has helped pave the way for more multiethnic characters in the world of comics. Click on for a brief history of black superheroes, and their significance in broader pop culture.

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