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8 Awesome Latinx Marvel Comics Characters

posted Dec 9, 2018, 6:18 AM by Vu Sleeper
From peopleenespanol.com


DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #22 (Mar 1976)
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1) Hector Ayala (White Tiger; El Tigre Blanco), 1975


The first superhero of Latinx descent in Marvel’s history, Hector Ayala (aka White Tiger), appeared in the mid-’70s in Deadly Hands of Kungfu issue #19. Created by George Perez and Bill Mantlo, Ayala was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and attended Empire State University in New York (where Peter Parker went!). As a student, he discovered the tiger amulets thrown out by the Sons of the Tigers, who were three martial arts students. His strength increased and he gained superhuman fighting skills when he wore all three amulets at the same time. As a superhero, Ayala fought alongside Spider-Man and Daredevil. Although he was eventually killed off, members of his family assumed the role of the next White Tiger.

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