|Issue: Batman Detective Comics #463
This comic has been tagged for being controversial because although Black Manta predates this character, Black Spider was the first black villain in DC comics that was revealed to be black. Black Manta wouldn’t be revealed to be black until a year later. Some believe that Black spider is the first black villain due to this finding. Also, some believe that black Manta was always white up until this point due to his voice actors for some cartoons being white, and it was not commonplace to have white actors voice-over black characters at the time. You be the judge.