'Blade,' 'Black Panther,' and a brief history of black superheroes
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Black Panther is known as the first black superhero, followed by Luke Cage and Blade. Though it might not always seem like it, the enduring popularity of a character like Blade helped pave the way for more multiethnic characters in the world of comics, and even helped cement the current popularity of Black Panther.
Has that got you thinking? Then click on for a brief history of black superheroes, and their significance in broader pop culture.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
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