02.13.2018

Check out these black TV superheroes after seeing 'Black Panther'

Check out these black TV superheroes after seeing 'Black Panther' Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning on 'Black Lightning.' (Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW)

You'd really have to be ignoring the Internet lately to miss that Black Panther hits theaters this weekend. The film, the first movie of Marvel's decade-old Cinematic Universe to feature a black lead, shows early signs of a phenomenon, earning critical raves and predictions it will easily conquer the box office. 

Chadwick Boseman's version of the character joins a recent surge in black superheroes, especially on TV.

Black Lightning and Luke Cage lead their own series on CW and Netflix, respectively. If you loved Black Panther (or can't wait to see it), it's worth checking out these two shows that examine the superhero experience from a black man's perspective. 

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