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Issue: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #19 (1975)
Why it’s significant: He is Marvel’s first Hispanic superhero.
We’re not sure what version of New York the Marvel Universe actually exists in, but there is a severe lack of Hispanics in this reality. Thankfully, the company decided to take some steps to rectify that in the mid-‘70s with the debut of Hector Ayala, a.k.a. the White Tiger, the first Puerto Rican superhero ever. While never the A-lister he should have been, the White Tiger was a big part of the Spider-Man comics of the ‘70s before settling into relative obscurity before his death in the 2000’s. Since then, though, the White Tiger mantle has been passed on to both his niece and sister in recent years.