Black Women in Superhero comics

Natural Hair Super-Heroines! Part II by Content Creator

It is time for part 2 of Natural Hair Super-Heroines!  This group has some non-traditional heroines.  Some might be considered anti-heroines, but all are natural and powerful in their own right.  Let's get to it!




Jennifer Pierce is second generation superhero.  Her father is Black Lightning and her sister is code named, "Thunder" ...yeah, I know.  She has complete control over electricity, but can’t interact with electrical items.  While in her human form she wears her hair in braids that become lightning bolts in her electrical form.  Look for her and hopefully her natural hair to make an appearance on the CW’s new Black Lightning show in 2018.






Destiny Ajaye

This next entry veers off the path of your traditional “hero”.  What if the next one-in-a-generation military mind that could rival the likes of Alexander the Great, Hannibal of Carthage, or Genghis Khan was a teenage girl living in South Central, LA?  You can read this very mature story of the girl who lead and organized her community (including the gangs) to wage war against the LAPD and National Guard in the 5-part series Genius. Through it all Destiny’s natural hair and sense of style are as flawless as her master plan.



The blade wielding, zombie survival specialist rounds out our list.  No powers needed here; just sheer instinct and skill.  Michonne has overcome some of the worst tragedies a character can face.  If you’ve read the actual Walking Dead comic you’ll find new reasons to hate the Governor.  Michonne she is fighter and is never seen without a katana or her natural locks.

And there you have it.  We've only scratched the surface of the amount of wonderful super heroines that have worn natural hair.  From Storm and Shuri, to Nubia and Crimson Avenger there are plenty of women characters who have worn natural hair and they should be supported and celebrated.  If you find yourself interested I would encourage you to checkout the Comixology App and explore not only some of these characters, but the wonderful creators of the content.  Have these two posts sparked interest in these characters?  Please leave your thoughts and comments below!  

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Casey G. Smith - Producer


Natural Hair Superheroines! Part 1 by Content Creator

I’m really excited about the release of Natural Hair the Movie this February.  I’m also excited for Marvel’s Black Panther, also in February.  As a lifelong comic book fan and producer this is perfect place for worlds to collide again! We’ll do this one in two parts. Let’s check out some of the super heroine through the years that have rocked natural hair.  You might be surprised.  In no particular order:


Misty Knight

You may have recently been introduced to Mercedes “Misty” Knight as the butt-kicking detective in Marvel’s Luke Cage and Defenders series on Netflix.  She first debuted in 1972 and is known for her bionic right arm (she lost her original in an act of heroism) and her afro. Whether as a Hero for Hire, Daughter of the Dragon or Defender you can count on Misty to bring a bionic beat-down while rocking her natural afro!




Monica Rambeau is one of the most powerful characters ever created in comics.  A former police Lieutenant with the New Orleans Harbor patrol an act of bravery granted her power to change her body into any form of the electromagnetic spectrum.  Who needs bluetooth or an Echo Dot when you can become radio waves, electricity, x-rays or travel at the speed of light?  Her name has changed several times throughout the years and so has her hair style, but rather it was her original crown afro or her current dreadlocks, Pulsar is as natural as she is powerful!



Testing at the level of super genius at the age of 5,  Riri Williams grew up in Chicago with her mother and step-father.  After a tragic drive-by shooting took the lives of some of her closets loved ones at the age of 15 she decided to build her own suit of armor to fight and defend her community and the world.  With a digital Tony Stark as her A.i. and mentor she is soaring to new heights as one of Marvel’s newest super heroes: the Invincible Ironheart!  When not wearing an armored helmet she lets her beautiful natural locks down.

Well, that's part one.  These are some heavy-hitters.  Didn't see some of your favorites?  You might in part two.  Let us know who are some of your natural hair heores in real life.  Hopefully, after you see NHTM you'll have a few more.  Sound off below!

Casey G. Smith, Producer