The History of Bumblebee: DC's First African-American Superheroine

As we round the corner home in this month’s celebration of Black History, we’re taking a look at Karen Beecher.

Karen, BKA “Bumblebee”, buzzed onto the scene as DC Comics’ very first African-American superheroine. During a time where race was a notably-charged element in our society, DC Comics reiterated their stance with the debut of Karen Beecher as Bumblebee, in “Teen Titans #48”.

Check out the recap of that noteworthy moment in DC Comics history and learn more about Bumblebee’s exploits through time with her honeybee Malcolm Duncan.
(You can also find this article in the DC Universe news section!)


she really grew on me over the years.