Friday, February 5, 2010
Nobody's Sidekick- The Falcon
Though the Black Panther holds the title of the first black superhero, the distinction of being the first African American superhero goes to The Falcon. He's also the first superhero of African descent not to have "Black" in his name.
And if those firsts weren't enough to grab you, how about this: The Falcon was the only African American superhero included in the 1970's Mego "World's Greatest Superheroes" toy line.
Add all of that to the fact that the Falcon co-starred with Captain America, sharing the comic's title as a partner, not a sidekick and you have one badass, socially progressive black superguy.
Now, if only his hip threads weren't so "pimped out".