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Vintage Black Heroines

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Own A Piece Of Vintage Black Comic History!!!

Vintage Black Heroines features the first Black heroines to appear in comic strips early as the 1950's and the first Black Superheroine to appear in comic books in the 1970's, including Torchy Brown, Friday Foster and The Butterfly.

  • Torchy Brown was the first positive Black female character to ever appear in a syndicated comic strip. Torchy In Heartbeats and Torchy Togs were featured in a first time ever color comic newspaper insert featuring Black comic strips in the Pittsburgh Courier, the only Black newspaper to carry the insert, from 1950 through 1954.
  • Friday Foster was the first positive Black female character to ever appear in a syndicated comic strip in a non-Black publication, the second in a syndicated comic strip. The Friday Foster comic strip ran in the Chicago Tribune from 1970-1974.
  • The Butterfly was the first Black Superheroine to be featured in a comic book. The Butterfly appeared in two comics in 1971 - Hell-Rider #1 and #2.

     

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