DC Comics To Unveil A Black Superman

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by Sergio
February 10, 2012 2:56 PM
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DC Comics has revealed that their upcoming Action Comic # 9 in the series will present for the first time a black Superman

The stand alone comic, written by regular series writer Grant Morrison with art work by Gene Ha, takes place on a alternative Earth in which the superhero battles with a monster from a parallel world, a Superman surrogate known as Superdoom.

Anyone out there think this will raise the hackles of those people who got upset when Idris Elba played that Nordic god Heindall in that Thor movie last summer?

I hope it does.

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25 Comments

  • Aroddy | April 14, 2014 11:51 PMReply

    Don't bother me none, as long as it's an alternate storyline.

  • Aroddy | April 14, 2014 11:50 PMReply

    Don't bother me none, as long as it's an alternate storyline.

  • DB | November 15, 2013 8:00 AMReply

    One thing which has been a continuous frustration has been is the idea that ONLY Kal escaped krypton's destruction. Nobody else could read the writing on the wall and either stay away or leave. Fairly recent you have super girl who got out, cool. Krypton has folks who look all sorts of ways so why not a black character with equal abilities to supes due to the yellow sun. Why not a black Daxamite? In fairness to DC Marvel is no better. You have Storm, decent power level but no heavy hitter. Also the Blue Marvel who WAS a heavy hitter but sees nothing outside of the mini series. Let him be an Avenger, everyone else is. The key to making a cool superhero is make him cool and then color him black/latino/Asian etc... I apologise I danced around the point.

  • TJ | October 20, 2013 1:03 PMReply

    Just wondering, what about Kal-El from Earth-D (1999)?

    http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Kal-El_%28Earth-D%29

  • George Johnson | May 17, 2013 8:29 AMReply

    Do your worst DC Comics.
    Since you've decided that the movies are your cash cow, you can thrill in your money.
    However, since I've stopped purchasing your comicbooks, you have lost a customer.
    How long before I stop watching your movies? So they lost a customer of over 20 years and soon they lose a customer for their movies. Shall I do the customary "Golf Clap" now?

  • Dayne Mckinney (The Black Superman) | May 25, 2013 4:55 PM

    How is introducing a black superman bad? They did it with spiderman, and look at the huge success that comic is having now.... Sounds to me you're a bit on the racist side buddy.. and the world these days has no room for prejudice, bigoted, racists anymore. This is an era of change, love, and unity... not mindless segregation. And no I'm not a hippie, I'm a republican conservative and have been in active duty in the USMC for 4 years now... I'm just not stupid.

  • bfg666 | May 21, 2013 10:45 PM

    "a customer of over 20 years?" Funny, you sound like a teenager.

  • Maaz | May 19, 2013 1:38 AM

    You're an idiot dumb marvel fan boy

  • Hector | February 12, 2012 10:41 AMReply

    Morrison already did a Black Superman as part of Final Crisis. It was an alternate Earth in which the racial lines were all reversed, so Superman, Wonder Woman, etc., were all black. Superman was also President of the US in that one.

  • Ronald T. Jones | February 11, 2012 9:04 PMReply

    I'm not impressed. There are plenty of interesting original black superheroes. DC and Marvel seem to have adopted a formula. Why create new black superheroes when you can color existing white heroes black?

  • Steven | February 11, 2012 9:55 AMReply

    I think it'll be a good thing. I like the way Marvel is handling the Miles Morales aka Black Spiderman. It's a pretty cool and ambitious comic on Marvel's part. The DC reboot 52 issues are a pretty good read as well that features some black characters like Cyborg, Static Shock, and even Batwing aka Batman of Africa. Both companies are basically trying to expand their readers with this. I'm cool with it. It's all lost cost research and development for their parent companies.

  • VichusSmith | February 11, 2012 2:44 AMReply

    There have already been black supermen, whether they were actual supermen or Superman archetypes

    One such example:
    comicvine.com/superman/29-45116

    Unless you're saying that this is the first time in this volume of Action Comics that there will be a black Superman, then you are right.

  • Miles Ellison | February 10, 2012 8:07 PMReply

    DC is going to need an actual Superman to survive the tidal wave of hate mail that they will inevitably receive.

  • other song | February 10, 2012 7:05 PMReply

    I think.... I don't give a shit. Sorry, but I'm not into hand-me-down stories. Superman's been done to death. Nothing exciting here. Past its prime. And so, like an old tattered jean, it's tossed down to the neglected minority, in the hope that some buzz will be generated. thanks but no thanks.

  • CLINTON G | February 11, 2012 12:19 AM

    I forgot to add EL GATO NEGRO a mexican hero who stars in his own high quality comic as well. The list is just too long to run down. Do the research.

  • Clinton G | February 11, 2012 12:13 AM

    These are my exact sentiments. Hand me down heroes. I don't know why ANYONE would be excited about. Black Spiderman, Black Superman, Spanish Spiderman . . . whatever. It's like can we just have our own stories that stand alone without being measured by the white bred medium? There is a plethora of Black independent comics out there like BROTHERMAN, CHOCOLATE THUNDER, WITCH DOCTOR, ZULU MECH, not to mention several All Black comic conventions featuring independent Black artists in cities like Atlatna, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit! The movement is growing and these rehash heroes of the past can stay as we remember them because even as a Black man I would rather see the original Clark Kent and Peter Parker and instead introduce my children to the new Black characters who stand on their own like ANTONIO VALOR (Brotherman's alter ego) and the list goes on. To sum it up, Comic giants do not have to appease Black people because we can create our own mythos and have been doing so for years!

  • Yep | February 10, 2012 7:35 PM

    ^this is the correct answer.
    couldn't have said it better...

  • Nique | February 10, 2012 6:22 PMReply

    Good news. My son will be happy. Thanks DC. I will buy the first issue.

  • Nadine | February 10, 2012 7:08 PM

    ...yea... he might be, but will you? You may have to spend the rest of your life trying to have him unlearn what he "gets" out of the plot lines... the horror...

  • that dude | February 10, 2012 5:25 PMReply

    You were happy enough with STEEL? How?

    So does that mean you are overjoyed now, or you think this is too much?

  • K | February 10, 2012 4:30 PMReply

    I knew this would happen sooner or later. Here come the racist white people!

  • Josh | February 10, 2012 4:14 PMReply

    Honestly I was happy enough with Steel.

  • Josh | February 10, 2012 10:01 PM

    Yes

  • Sergio | February 10, 2012 4:56 PM

    I assume you mean the comic and not the movie with Shaq

  • Nadine | February 10, 2012 3:11 PMReply

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