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The 1st Black Character To Wear The Batman Mantle Is Coming...

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 10, 2011 at 7:08AM

Lifted the below from the Black Superhero Fan blog.
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Lifted the below from the Black Superhero Fan blog.

“This September, join with us in this historic moment when the first black character to wear the Batman mantle will be the first to star in his own ongoing series.”

Wait, so a black Batman is coming then? No, not quite. As Black Superhero Fan notes: "I’m more than a little taken aback that DC actually decided to do a Black Batman. Granted he’s the Batman of Africa but still. Should I be upset that they named him after the Batplane? The name, Batwing, sounds more like that of a sidekick but I guess it’s better than Blackwing. I can’t seem to dig up much about the character other than the fact that his civilian name is David Zavimbi and he flies using a jetpack.

Hah! David Zavimbi huh? Also, it didn't even dawn on me as I read the above that Batwing is the name of Batman's flying vehicle. I don't know though, I might have preferred Blackwing instead :)

Anyway... look out for the first black character to wear the Batman mantle, in his very own comic book series. This is all part of a DC Comics relaunch of its library.

Movie rights to Batwing, anyone? Will the casting decision come down to Will Smith and Idris Elba again?


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