Black Comic Book Characters: From Sidekicks to Bosses - OZY | A Modern Media Company


Because you won’t believe how Black comic book characters have evolved since the 1940s. BAM! Get it!

By Melanie Ruiz

This animated video takes you through the evolution of Black characters in comic books, from the 1941 appearance of the offensive caricature Whitewash Jones — who said things like “I is also good at de watermelon” — to the highly anticipated (and hopefully awesome) Black Panther movie, set for 2018. 

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