Things to know:
1. This is how Vixen looked in her big DC Comics debut back in 1981.
2. I kind of feel bad for her eclipsing Bumblebee, who debuted five years earlier, as DC’s no. 1 black female superhero.
3. Vixen’s list of superpowers (and the animals from which she derives them) is longer and more extensive than you might guess.
4. Yes, the way they draped the black woman in an animal motif is awkward in the same way that it was awkward how they made the one black Spice Girl wear animal prints and be the “wild” one.

Things to know:

1. This is how Vixen looked in her big DC Comics debut back in 1981.

2. I kind of feel bad for her eclipsing Bumblebee, who debuted five years earlier, as DC’s no. 1 black female superhero.

3. Vixen’s list of superpowers (and the animals from which she derives them) is longer and more extensive than you might guess.

4. Yes, the way they draped the black woman in an animal motif is awkward in the same way that it was awkward how they made the one black Spice Girl wear animal prints and be the “wild” one.