Blacks in Comics: Misty Knight


Today in my series on Blacks in Comics, I am going to talk about that hero for hire, Misty Knight. Misty Knight is a Marvel Comics character, created by Tony Isabella and Arvell Jones. She made her first appearance in Marvel Premiere #20(January 1975). Knight was strongly based on the Kung fu and blaxploitation crazes of the 1970s.

Misty was a police officer with the NYPD, who lost her arm while preventing a bomb attack. Instead of taking a desk job, knight quit the force. Tony Stark gave Misty a bionic arm, which gave her super strength. Knight continued to fight crime, now as a super hero and private investigator. She has teamed with many different super heroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, Coleen Wing, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. She has had an on again, off again relationship with Iron Fist. Misty has been a part of, or run, Heroes For Hire over the years. This service, started by Luke Cage and Iron Fist, provides heroes, for a price.

Misty Knight is one of the strongest, coolest female characters in comics. How can you not love a character that reminds you of Pam Grier, especially with that Afro? It’s impossible not to love her. She is a hardass, no nonsense character. If you wanna learn more about her, check here.


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