Black Comic Lords (BCL)

All-Negro Comics #1

Issue: All-Negro Comics #1

Year: 1947


  • First known comic book written and drawn exclusively by African Americans
  • Featured characters such as Lion Man, Dew Dillies, Ace Harlem, and Sugarfoot
  • Known creatives who worked on this book include: Orinn Cromwell Evans, Bill Driscoll, John Terrell, Leonard Cooper, and George J Evans Jr.
  • A second issue was planned but vendors refused to sell Evans the paper to print it.

A copy of All-Negro Comics #1 can be read online at :