Live Poll: Black Comic Book Movie/TV Characters that Appear in Comic Issues the Most

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Here is a ranked list of the most popular black comic book characters and comic book characters played by a black actor that appear in over 1,000 comic books, reprints, magazines, books, etc. Which comic book character is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021847319/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/tiWzogeb6kU/...

Source: https://comicvine.gamespot.com/


X-Men's Storm is the first black superhero with the most comic book appearances!!! 8034 issues!!!! She beat Black Panther and Nick Fury too! Which means fans can get enough of Storm!!!
Halle Berry in X-Men Days of Future Past 2014

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That list thoroughly lacks Steel, who had his own movie in 1997 and just as much appearances (although Comic Vine says he has 729 it feels a bit incomplete).  
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My vote: Nick Fury
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This is an experimental poll suggestion. 

My vote is Storm, with 8034 comic book appearances.  Obviously Marvel fans all over the world love reading about her. She has some very bad ass moments in Marvel comic book history.
 If Storm got her movie, it would still stand out apart from Black Panther and The Lion King 2019. because her story would be whimsical but more realistic than Black Panther and woman can relate to her emotionally as a female leader. 

Storm Quote:
 "Behold your legacy: generation upon generation of X-Men. The students and children of Charles Xavier, the living embodiment of a dream that remains thriving and strong."
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Thanks I updated it.  But I left Storms picture, I like it so much.  

Waiting on some photos of Human Torch - Fantastic four, where he's in flames.  

I can't find any good pics of Starfire and John Stewart.  I looked for TV shows but they are cartoons.
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I have used this war machine image before, better colors and you can see his face.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000332/mediaviewer/rm142228736

Tthis one is pending for the Justice League https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3570321/m....


Too bad Shuri (comics) is a relatively new character, I would think she would be a popular choice.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000168/m...
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I have Shuri in a "MCU female comic book characters that should get her own movie" poll
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Sorry, a belated suggestion, I think this poll could use a simpler shorter title. FYC Longest Running Black Comic-Based Movie/TV Characters
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Is it really possible that Storm could have appeared in 8034 comic book issues? She first appeared in 1975, 43 years ago. So 8,034 appearances would mean an average of more than 15 appearances per month in various comic book titles, every month since the character first appeared. And looking at http://comicbookdb.com/character_chron.php?ID=173, where the character's appearances are listed chronologically, 15 appearances per month seems way too high.
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Yes it is possible.  
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It is possible, but I would say that it is a matter of perception: ComicBookDB only lists some reprints, while Comic Vine has a lot of reprints listed. X-Men comics were some of the more "exported" in Marvel's catalogues. Also, Comic Vine usually collects alternative variants of character (elseworlds) listed in the same bibliography, while ComicBookDB usually has alternative pages. Those on ComicBookDB, whole Ultimate X-Men line was not listed at all, while Comic Vine lists it, as well as known reprints. 
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LD: Looking at https://comicvine.gamespot.com/storm/4005-1444/issues-cover/ I now understand where the number 8,034 came from. Storm's most common title is The Uncanny X-Men (252 appearances), but next come X-Mannen (Dutch, 243 appearances); Gli Incredibili X-Men (Italian, 223 appearances), and Ryhmä-X (Finnish, 196 appearances). I had been thinking only about American comics and not counting translations.
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Right, I don't think I wrote comic book issues in the United States.  Marvel comic book characters are in comic book series around the world.

You been thinking about that with only Storm though, same applies with every comic book character like

Spider-man (12,473),
Black Panther (2359),
Captain America (9,419),
 Wolverine (13,265) ,
Human torch (5,677) etc.

Storm
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/storm/4005-1444/issues-cover/
Black Panther
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/black-panther/4005-1477/issues-cover/

Black Panther only made 98 appearances in Avengers, and that is series he has been in the most.  And Black Panther has been in international comics as well such as Panini Comics, his first page is has half international comic book series.

Compared to Storm, who has been in 252 appearances in The Uncanny X-Men series. 
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Updated title and description: 

Black Comic Book Movie/TV Characters that appear in Comic Books the Most

Here is a ranked list of the most popular black comic book characters and comic book characters played by a black actor that appear in over 1,000 comic book issues. Which comic book character is your favorite?
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I am surprised by the characters who haven't appeared in 1000.

Firestorm 903
Amanda Waller 703
Spawn 623
Blade 465
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It is strange.   If I made this list a 500 comic book series and higher, then I wouldn't have been able to fit all the black characters that have been on tv or movies.  And 500 issues seems average compared to over 1000 or 5000 comic books series.
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Marvel comics is rebooting Avengers, X-Men comic books ... again.  :(

But this will bump up more Avenger characters (Blade, Shuri etc) that were not popular before Disney started making their movies.
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Not a big comic reader; I will occasionally pick one up though. I do find it annoying when they reboot comics just because the movies are doing well.
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Reboots actually happen for plenty of reasons, main one usually being the fact that characters and universes who exist for 50-70 years or sometimes more need to be modernized. And in modern times ten years actually seem to have critical difference as well, at leasy in the eyes of a publisher. 
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My vote : John Stewart
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Hi LD,

Could you make a small edit in the title? If you capitalize one word that isn't currently capitalized, it will qualify to be considered for the home page. The correction requested is in bold below:

Black Comic Book Movie/TV Characters that Appear in Comic Books the Most

Oh, and 'good poll, by the way. :)
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Updated.  I also updated description due to conversations posted above.  Much more accurate.

Title:

"Black Comic Book Movie/TV Characters that Appear in Comic Issues the Most"

Here is a ranked list of the most popular black comic book characters and comic book characters played by a black actor that appear in over 1,000 comic books, reprints, magazines, books, etc. Which comic book character is your favorite?
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Thank you Rubyfruit76.

If someone wants to make a general black superhero movie poll, I think it is still available.  I know Blade and Shuri are not included in this one. 

I wish I could do it, but I won't be available to make any new polls this next month. 

But I will be updating my face-offs (Black Panther / Lion King) soon.
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LD,

I updated the title of your thread and the intro to correspond to your list.
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I heard in the original comic books before MCU, Nick Fury wasn't black.
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But despite this fact, Sam Jackson is the best Choice for the MCU.
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He is actually white in the primary continuity. 

David Hasselhoff, who has his own place in the MCU now portrayed the character in live-action TV movie, btw. 
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