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5 African Superheroes You Need To Know

After you watch Black Panther in 'Captain America: Civil War' consider checking out these amazing African superheroes.

Detail from Marvel Entertainment's Black Panther No. 1, drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.
The world got its first taste of an African superhero in a big budget Hollywood blockbuster this weekend with Chadwick Boseman playing T’Challa/Black Panther. Captain America: Civil War was a brief albeit memorable introduction to the Wakanda king and protector. In 2018 we’ll get a standalone Black Panther movie starring Boseman and directed by Creed’s Ryan Coogler. A Black Panther comic book series reboot is also in the works from the pen of Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Most don’t realize that Storm aka Ororo Munroe from the X-Men and occasionally Fantastic Four and Avengers series hails from royal Kenyan lineage. At one point in the Marvel comics she and Black Panther get married, making her queen consort of Wakanda for a brief time.

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