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Direct Edition Episode 12
Time-length-icon 39m 42s
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Publish-date-icon March 8, 2010
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Intro and outro provided by Eddie Meeks from his album "After this...I'll holla on Everything I Love" Thanks for listening and tuning in to the Direct Edition where you get the latest news & opinion on Comics, Games, Movies, and Anime.

We take a look at the impact of Black characters in Video Games, Anime, Comic Books and related Pop-culture icons. Balrog; which GameDaily named one of "Gaming's Greatest Black Characters", noting that while not the deepest character on the list, he had significant longevity as a Street Fighter series character and received praise for representing boxing in the game "alongside flashier martial arts. Afro Samurai; who witnessed his father (owner of the No. 1 headband) being killed by the hands of a gunslinger named Justice (owner of the No. 2 headband). As an adult, Afro sets off to avenge his father's death and kill Justice. Black Lightning; one of the first major African American superheroes to appear in DC Comics. He debuted in Black Lightning #1 (April 1977), and was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden. Black Panther who is the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, debuting several years before such early African-American superheroes as the Falcon, Luke Cage, Tyroc, Black Lightning or John Stewart

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