Brains Beauty & Black Girl Magic! 7 Black Female Comicbook Superheroes Who Deserve The Spotlight

Brains Beauty & Black Girl Magic! 7 Black Female Comicbook Superheroes Who Deserve The Spotlight

Representation of women superheroes in starring roles is finally catching on. Now, let’s turn our attention to Black female superheroes.

Disclaimer: I originally wrote this for a now defunct publication

Most superheros on the big screen and on television are either male or white. And that's cool. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that (except for Iron Fist. He whines too much). But let's be honest. We ALL know most of the time it's the women kicking just as much, if not more ass than the male protagonist.

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Living Comic Book Legend, Stan Lee, Has Passed Away

Living Comic Book Legend, Stan Lee, Has Passed Away

On the morning of Novembr 12, 2018, Stan Lee passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 95.

Born December 28, 1922, Stan Lee was a real-life superhero, beginning his career in 1939. His revolutionary method of creation, dubbed “The Marvel Method” allowed Lee to transform the comicbook world with character depth that had yet to be seen.

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Someone Stole Stan Lee's Sign Black Panther Comic Books

In early 2018, Marvel Comics' legend Stan Lee was accused of sexual harassment by a nursing home that caters to Hollywood's aging elite. But since Lee vehemently denied the allegations and threatened to sue for defamation. Since January, however, there has been no new information. But that hasn't stopped the weird from getting weird in Lee's universe. TMZ reported that a former business associate stole Stan Lee's blood.

Allegedly, a former business associate presented Lee's nurses a legal document requesting he get several vials of blood for testing. "We're told Stan's people believe the former business associate has commissioned pens -- presumably linked to Stan and Marvel -- and the pens have an ink substitute ... blood!!!"

Source: TMZ. The comic with the "blue" signature is worth $250. The comic with the "gold" signature is worth $500.

Source: TMZ. The comic with the "blue" signature is worth $250. The comic with the "gold" signature is worth $500.

Stan Lee's team believe that the blood thief is the same former associate who forged a check from Lee and bought an $850k condo near the comic legend.

Deadpool 2 Trailer is Finally Here...with the X-Force

My body is ready. Is yours?

With the the Deadpool 2 trailer release on March 22, we can see that the second Deadpool will live up to the hype and will not fall into the dreaded "great film, sucky sequel" box. In the trailer, we see a few familiar superhero faces and a few new superhero faces.

Heroes of Deadpool 2

Domino: Domino has a varied history within the Marvel Comics Universe. She is the result of a top-secret government program that sought to create the perfect weapon through breeding. Her abilities include a telekinetic ability to create a "probability force field", granting her incredibly good luck and, her opponents, really bad luck, obviously. She's also an outstanding marksman. She's being played by Zazzie Beats (Atlanta, Easy). 

Negasonic Teenage Warhead: While a trainee in the first Deadpool, in the sequel, she's stepped up her game and has moved up to next level X-Men. NTW is a telepathic pupil of Emma Frost who can emit and detonate atomic bursts from her body and has the "coolest name ever". Brianna Hildebrand will be reprising her role as the punk teen.

Bedlam: A mutant with a troubled childhood who was eventually taken in by Professor Charles Xavier.  He has the ability to sense the electromagnetic energy of objects and can manipulate that energy. He can also generate electromagnetic pulses. Bedlam will be played by Terry Crews.

Mystery Mutant: In the trailer, we see Shiori Kutsuna wielding an electrified lasso, which some have speculated to be in line with her being Surge. However, her electric purple hair and costume resemble more of a Psylocke feel. While Psylocke used an electrified katana in X-Men: Sword of the Braddocks. It is quite possible that Kutsuna could be playing Psylocke if the lasso she's wielding was somehow electrified by Bedlam, which would likely make for a really, badass scene. Anything is possible.

Of course, you can't have heroes and no villains. Josh Brolin will be playing Cable. Cable seems to be searching for a mutant kid who could possibly cause massive destruction. The kid seems to have some sort of ability that revolves around fire. Of course that means the kid has to die. Well, not on Deadpool's and X-Force's watch! 

What we do know from the trailer is that Deadpool 2 is going to be beyond dope. Comment below who you think Shuori Kutsuna is playing in the film! And as soon as we have confirmation, we'll let you know! As always, don't forget to comment, like and share!

Multiple Nurses Say #MeToo About Marvel Comics Creator, Stan Lee

Say it ain't so, Stan!

An excerpt of "Fantastic Four" #49 via Vulture

An excerpt of "Fantastic Four" #49 via Vulture

The Daily Mail has learned that multiple women have accused Stan Lee of sexual harassment in his Hollywood Hills home. The women, all nurses, work for the same nursing home, which caters to the Hollywood elite.

Lee, 95, is said to have "asked for oral sex in the shower, walked around naked and wanted to be 'pleasured' in the bedroom. The nursing company, who has not been identified, claims "that Stan has sexually harassed every single nurse that has been to the house." 

Tom Lallas, Stan Lee's attorney said in a statement to 'Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character." Instead of filing a police report or a civil suit, the women of the nursing home have demanded payment or they will take their story to the media. Lallas says that "Mr Lee will not be extorted or blackmailed, and will pay no money to anyone because he has done absolutely nothing wrong."

Julie Wozniak, a representative for his current nursing company, Vitale Nursing, Inc has said that "Lee has been nothing but 'polite, kind and respectful' since they took over.

Amid the sexual harassment allegations, TMZ learned that Lee's staff discovered that someone had written a check for $300,000 to his partner organization, Hands of Respect LLC without Lee's knowledge or consent. Beverly Hills Police Department is investigating and it's believed that someone inside the organization forged the check to keep the money for him/herself. TMZ also also discovered that someone used $850,000 of Lee's money to buy a condo in West Hollywood.

Joan Lee, Stan Lee's wife of 69 years, passed away July 7, 2017.