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Author Topic: Vixen, DC's 1st female black superhero, all but forgotten?  (Read 3113 times)
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« on: September 20, 2006, 03:55:53 PM »

BTW, when is someone going to add Vixen to the Supermanica? I know very little about her, I "discovered" her when searching for info on Black Lightning. She also was going to be the 1st black female superhero to get her own book before it was cancelled.  So DC made her part of the world of Superman.

Issues she appeared in:

Action Comics #521, July 1981 "The Deadly Rampage of the Lady Fox!"
Character appearances:
Superman; Clark Kent; Lana Lang; Morgan Edge; The Vixen (intro, guest star); Mule (villain)

DC Comics Presents #68, April 1984 "Destiny's Children!"
Character appearances:
Superman; Vixen; Admiral Cerebrus (intro, villain)

After that she appeared in many Justice League comics until this every day. I belive she also appeared in the Cartoon as well. Sure, she was a stereotype like every other black hero created in those days, but she is still worth noting.

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http://superheroines.tribe.net/thread/ca18cab0-3c88-4f8b-a9f7-114ace3f9b19

http://www.openjournalmontreal.com/the-super-black-macho-one-baad-mutha-shutch-yo-mouth-black-superhero-masculinity-in-1970s-mainstream-comic-books/
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006, 04:58:34 PM »

I believe I may have DC Comics Presents #68 at home. And, after being married for 3 months, I should finally have my rural Internetification restored at home this weekend. Then, I will be able to finally do all of these things on Supermanica that I keep talking about, but hypocritically not doing.

If I remember correctly, Vixen was also one of Green Lantern's girlfriends on Justice League Unlimited.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 05:17:32 PM »

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Sure, she was a stereotype like every other black hero created in those days, but she is still worth nothing.

Going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing you meant to say "noting"?
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006, 08:31:20 PM »

Yet another one of Beppo's many alleged mis-typings that somehow contain more truth than the "intended" word.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006, 09:33:04 PM »

noting, of course, I fixed it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006, 12:20:21 AM »

It looks like Vixen is going to be a member of Brad Meltzer's new JLA in the current Justice League of America title.








http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vixen_%28comics%29
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2006, 08:19:57 AM »

After a long period in Limbo, Vixen resurfaced in the "Justice League Unlimited" animated show.  She became quite popular among fans, and ultimately entered a relationship with Green Lantern John Steward before the end of that series.  (She's also made at least one appearance in the associated "Justice League Unlimited" comic book.)  

Shortly thereafter Vixen rejoined the mainstream DC universe in "Birds of Prey".  Gail Simone once again salvaged another female character who previously seemed destined for that infamous "refrigerator" (Lady Blackhawk being another example), and now Vixen is probably more popular today than when she was introduced as part of the old "Detroit Justice League".  She was recently seen with her old Justice League teammates (including deceased members Steel and Vibe) in a "JLA Classified" flashback story.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006, 12:54:36 PM »

s'funny, i just picked up that origin issue and was going to add her.  

maybe this weekend.

Odd issue/origin --her name "Vixen" is mentioned once in the whole story and not even on the cover i think.

Always wondered where she was from before the Giffen JLA.
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