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Published February 6, 2019

5 Essential Comics for Celebrating Black History Month

From Black Panther to Ironheart, Langston Belton runs down five great stories in a new Earth's Mightiest Show Bonus!

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February is Black History Month, and to mark the occasion, Langston Belton is offering up a special Black History Month reading list highlighting some of Marvel’s black characters and creators!  

You can check out Langston in a brand new Earth’s Mightiest Show Bonus episode above going over his picks! Plus, we’ve got the highlights for you below, along with insight from Langston...

BLACK PANTHER: THE CLIENT 

Black Panther (1998) #1

Black Panther (1998) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

“You can’t talk Black History month and not bring up about one the most revered black Super Heroes of all time, the Black Panther, and I can’t talk Black Panther comics without recommending Christopher Priest’s incredible 1998 BLACK PANTHER run.  In this story, entitled ‘The Client,’ the King of Wakanda ventures to the United States to investigate the death of a child.”

BLACK PANTHER: WORLD OF WAKANDA

Black Panther: World of Wakanda (2016) #1

Black Panther: World of Wakanda (2016) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

“Set before Ta-Nehisi Coates’s mind-blowing BLACK PANTHER series, this book tells the intimate and at times tragic story of lovers Ayo and Aneka, two former members of Wakanda’s elite royal guard, the Dora Milaje.”

LUKE CAGE: SINS OF THE FATHER 

Luke Cage (2017) #1

Luke Cage (2017) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

“When talking about Black History Month you are bound to talk about the Harlem Renaissance, so let’s catch up with Harlem’s Hero for Hire, Luke Cage, in his 2017 series penned by David F. Walker. Luke Cage’s world is turned upside down when he gets news of the death of the doctor who gave him powers.”  

IRONHEART 

Ironheart (2018) #1

Ironheart (2018) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

“If you want some recent black history go out, pick up, and read IRONHEART by Eve Ewing! Riri Williams, a.k.a. Ironheart, takes center stage and uses her gargantuan intellect to tackle baddies in ways that focus more on brains than brawn.”

MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR: BFF 

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015) #2

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015) #2

What is Marvel Unlimited?

"Black History Month is also about understanding what African-American stories and role models from the past can tell us about the present and the future. One such character with a Devil Dinosaur sized future is none other than the smartest character in the Marvel Universe, Moon Girl herself, Luna Lafayette!  Natacha Busto’s pencils on the 2015 MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR series perfectly captures the essence of Luna and her big scaly buddy."