Happy Black History Month MASC!
There are so many ways to celebrate black history this month from visiting a museum or attending a virtual event, to seeking out and supporting black creators and businesses.
But we here in the @ModernAgeSupermanClub feel it's only appropriate to celebrate all the holidays in super style!
Welcome to the MASC's Black History Month Super Selection!
We've collected all the supermen and women across the multiverse to give you a one stop shop for this week's book club. Stop back here anytime this month and grab one of these off our shelf!
Check out our Watch Party this Saturday for Season 2, Episode 21 of Superman: The Animated Series “Prototype”, the first DCAU appearance of John Henry Irons AND our main feature: Steel with Shaquille O’Neal!
Meet John Henry Irons/Steel:
Inspired by Superman’s heroic example, John Henry Irons builds a suit of armor and uses it battle evil as the superhero Steel.
Reign of Doomsday’ part 1! John Henry Irons is a normal human being who managed to overcome all odds and become a hero during Metropolis’s darkest hour. Now the very villain that led to his heroic first appearance in the DCU has returned—and this is looking for the Man of Steel! Continued in The OUTSIDERS #37.
Meet Natasha Irons/Steel:
After his secret identity is revealed to the world, Steel’s niece, Natasha, gains superpowers and is forced to confront her uncle when he decides to avenge the Irons family by killing Hazard.
Action Comics #806 & 807 (2003)
Mia, another Super-girl, joins the fight along with Natasha Irons and Girl 13. The trio sets out to stop a mysterious assailant who has delivered a near-fatal blow to the Man of Steel. ‘Supergirls’ part 2.
Meet Calvin Ellis/Kalel/President Superman:
President Superman of Earth-23 uncovers a threat to all Reality so apocalyptic it will take a team of incredible heroes from across the Multiverse to face it!
Meet Naomi McDuffie/Powerhouse:
DC’s biggest, newest mystery starts here! When a fight between Superman and Mongul crashes into a small Northwestern town, Naomi begins a quest to uncover the last time a super-powered person visited her home—and how that might tie into her own origins and adoption. Follow Naomi’s journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before.
Val-Zod finally accepts his role as the new Man of Steel of Earth 2 and faces the twisted, brutal original Superman, who once protected the planet but now prepares it for Apokolips and the forces of Darkseid.
How are you celebrating Black History Month in Super-style?
What do you think of these Super(wo)men?
Which iteration of the Superman costume is your favorite?
Have you seen these characters pop up in other comics we don’t have on our list?
Tell us in the comments below!