Super. Black. celebrates pop culture icons of color. Representation matters, and Super. Black. is the premiere platform for positive representation in pop culture.
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What we do
Powerful Characters of Color (PCOCs) are our business. The Super. Black. Podcast highlights characters, movies, comics, stories, and real-world heroes of color. Every kid should grow up knowing there are positive role models out there, both real and super fictional. We specialize in Black Fandom.
Where it began
As a kid, I knew the lack of Black and Brown superheroes. I subconsciously latched on to any and all superheroes that kinda sorta reminded me of a Black person. One prominent example was Panthro from Thundercats. I had no idea why I loved that character so much. Why I connected with him more than Lion-O, who I was meant to like. Panthro reminded me of my father in some ways. Earle Hyman, the grandfather on the Cosby Show, a prominent Black sitcom, voiced Panthro.
I associated his voice with people of color and latched on tight. As an adult in 2015, I watched the first episode of Young Justice, where Icon and Rocket debuted in my life. I hadn’t heard of these two Black heroes and was mad at myself for not knowing who they were. These were two of Milestone Comics most prominent superheroes and I was completely unaware of them AND mIlestone at the time. I knew there needed to be a place where people could go to discover these characters of color, thus Super. Black. was born.