17. Vixen (DC Entertainment)
First Appearance: Action Comics #521 (1981)
Creators: Gerry Conway, Bob Oksner
Able to tap into Earth’s morphogenetic field, Vixen has the most unique set of powers among black characters in comic books. She can mimic the physical attributes of any animal on the planet, such as the flight of a bird, the strength of an elephant, the speed of a cheetah, the vision on an eagle, and anything else you can think of. Because of her awesome powers, she's become one of the most feared heroes of the DC Universe, landing spots on the Justice League, Suicide Squad, and the Birds of Prey.
For her civilian job, Vixen is a supermodel. Plenty of artists have gone out of their way to capture her beauty to the fullest. Sex appeal aside, she's one of the most prolific heroines at the company.