February is known for quite a few things. Among its traits is being the shortest month of the year. In February, you’ll also find Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and Canada’s Flag Day. Another particular is the celebration of black history in North America. I feel it’s only fitting that we pay homage to some of comics’ important black figures and characters in this issue. There have been many African-American characters that broke ground, paving the way for some of the more iconic ones that followed. Whether successful or not, the importance of the following in Comic book history, not just black Comic book history, but the entire industry’s should not go unnoticed.