Top 10 Black DC Comics Characters

August 19, 2020

With DC Comics’ big Fandome event coming on 8/22, we wanted to take a quick look at 10 of the top Black characters DC Comics has on it’s roster. Some of these characters will be featured at the Fandome event on 8/22/20. From the official announcement, “Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve ever loved finally coming together in one place to celebrate DC’s past, present and future. Accessible for 24 hours at, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series, including: Aquaman, The Batman, Batwoman, Black Adam, Black Lightning, DC Super Hero Girls, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Flash, Harley Quinn, the SnyderCut of Justice League, Lucifer, Pennyworth, SHAZAM!, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Teen Titans GO!, Titans, Watchmen, Young Justice: Outsiders and, coming this fall to theaters worldwide, Wonder Woman 1984.”

Check out our list below. Side note: these characters have been listed in no particular order.

Sojourner Mullein. Image credit DC Comics.
  1. Sojourner Mullein

The star of the Far Sector series, Mullein is one of the breakout characters of the past few years and a shining example of what new and diverse voices can bring to the world of comics. Her series is titled Far Sector because the sector she is assigned to is so far from Oa that Mullein is not sure if it’s been numbered so she just refers to it as the Far Sector,

Naomi McDuffie. Image credit DC Comics.

2. Naomi

Another example of a new character from new diverse voices, the David Walker/ Jamal Campbell/Brian Michael Bendis created Naomi McDuffie is one of the highlights of the Brian Michael Bendis-curated Wonder Comics brand. She’s also the star of her own hit self-titled mini-series.

Voodoo. Image credit DC Comics.

3. Voodoo

Initially introduced as a member of Jim Lee’s WildC.A.Ts, the Creole human-Daemanite hybrid eventually proved popular enough to crossover to the main DC universe. Featuring an array of powers including telepathy, time-manipulation and shape-shifting, she is certainly a force to be reckoned with. 

Amanda Waller. Image credit DC Comics.

4. Amanda Waller

While not quite a hero or a villain, “The Wall” is perhaps fittingly arguably DC’s most well known Black character at this point thanks to her domineering presence as a ruthless, high-ranking government official. She heads the covert ops group known as The Suicide Squad.

Black Lightning. Image credit DC Comics.

5. Black Lightning

Buoyed by the success of a smash hit tv series, DC’s OG Black superhero is providing a shock to the system of new generations of fans. He recently appeared in the Bryan Edward Hill written series, Batman & The Outsiders.

Vixen. Image credit DC Comics.

6. Vixen

One of DC’s most well-known heroines, Vixen possesses the Tantu Totem, which allows her to harness the spirit of animals, conjuring the power and abilities of any animal past or present.

Bronze Tiger. Image credit DC Comics.

7. Bronze Tiger

One of the top martial artists in the DC Universe, Bronze Tiger has been a member of both the Justice League and Suicide Squad and was portrayed by Michael Jai White in numerous appearances on Arrow. 

John Stewart. Image credit DC Comics.

8. John Stewart

The man who makes lots of people who grew up on the great JLA cartoon series ask “who is the white guy?” whenever Hal Jordan takes center stage, John Stewart is arguably the Green Lantern to multiple generations of would-be fans.

Cyborg. Image credit DC Comics.

9. Cyborg

The longtime Teen Titan has seen his stature and stock rise over the past few years as a full-fledged Justice League member with a well-received albeit short-lived solo series. He’s also had appearances in both the Justice League movie and Doom Patrol TV show. 

Static. Image credit Milestone Media/ DC Comics.

10. Static

While technicalities abound, the resurrection of Milestone demands representation, and with a hit TV cartoon and countless other appearances in DC media, Static (note- not Static Shock) remains the key character of the brand.

Power Girl. Image credit DC Comics.

11. Power Girl/ Editor’s Selection

Tanya Spears is another character to hold the Power Girl title, and in my humble opinion, one of DC Comics’ best teenage superheroines. She has a genius-level intellect, superhuman strength, the ability of flight, and can change her size.


William Satterwhite is the creator of the superhero webcomic Stealth and a freelance designer, internet consultant, and illustrator living in Douglasville, Ga. His professional website can be found at

Article Topics: DC Comics | DC Fandome

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