Clarence Matthew Baker worked during the Golden-Age, co-creator of The Phantom Lady at Fox Feature Syndicate, he was noted for his “Good Girl Art” and for being the artist on St. John’s “It Rhymes With Lust”. It`s called by many, the first graphic novel. It`s also called the precussor to the first graphic novels.
Lobo#1 (Dec. 1965), the first comic book with an African-American star. Cover art by Tony Tallarico.
Jackie Ormes is known as the first African American woman cartoonist and created the Torchy Brown comic strip and the Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger panel
Black Panther (comics)
|First appearance||Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966)|
|Created by||Stan Lee
|Team affiliations||Fantastic Four
|Notable aliases||Luke Charles, Black Leopard, Mr. Okonkwo|
|Abilities||Skilled hunter, tracker, strategist, politician, inventor, and scientist
Trained acrobat, gymnast and martial artist
Olympic-level strength, speed, agility, stamina and reflexes
Wields vibranium uniform, boots, and equipment
The Black Panther (T’Challa) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and penciller and co-plotter Jack Kirby, he first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). He is the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, debuting several years before such early African-American superheroes as Marvel Comics’ the Falcon and Luke Cage, and DC Comics‘ Tyroc, Black Lightning, and Green Lantern John Stewart. The Black Panther was ranked the 79th greatest comic-book character by Wizard magazine. IGN ranked the character the 51st greatest comic-book hero. Chadwick Boseman will play the Black Panther in several scheduled films as a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
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