Mystique from "X-Men: Evolution"

Minorities in cartoons: Mystique

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Mystique, a Marvel Comics supervillain. Mystique (real name: Raven Darkhölme) first appeared as a cameo in “Ms. Marvel” #16 (April 1978), and made her first full appearance in “Ms. Marvel” #18 (June 1978). She was created by Chris Claremont and David Cockrum.

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Hulkling

Minorities in cartoons: Hulkling

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Hulkling (real names: Theodore “Teddy” Altman/Dorrek VIII), a superhero that usually appears with the teenaged superhero team the Young Avengers. Hulkling first appeared in “Young Avengers” #1 (April 2005), and was created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung.

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Jane's World

Minorities in cartoons: “Jane’s World”

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Jane’s World,” a comic strip by Paige Braddock. The strip debuted in 1998.

“Jane’s World” stars Jane, a twentysomething lesbian who lives with her straight best friend, Ethan. Jane’s shown having worked at various jobs through the strip’s run (all of them mediocre or less-than-glamorous). Much of the strip also shows Jane dealing with her love life, including ex-girlfriends, as well as a sizable cast of friends.

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Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy

Minorities in cartoons: Harley Quinn

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Harley Quinn (real name: Harleen Quinzel), a Batman supervillain who appears in DC Comics. Harley first appeared in 1992’s “Batman: The Animated Series” TV series, and was created by series heads Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. As her backstory states, Harleen was originally a psychiatrist working at Gotham City’s

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #12

Minorities in cartoons: Poison Ivy

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Poison Ivy, a longtime Batman nemesis. Poison Ivy (real name: Pamela Isley) first appeared in “Batman” #181 (June 1966), and was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Sheldon Moldoff. Poison Ivy’s origin has varied over the years, and across media. For most versions, Dr. Pamela Isley (a botanist and

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Catman

Minorities in cartoons: Catman

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Catman, a minor Batman villain. Catman’s real name is Thomas Blake; Blake first appeared in “Detective Comics” #311 (January 1963). Catman was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Jim Mooney. Blake’s backstory states he was a big game hunter (of big cats) who’d grown bored of both hunting and

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