While the Robert Smalls graphic novel is a huge project that is going to take up a good deal of time, I am always on the lookout for the next unsung superheroes; people who did something remarkable, but are rarely heard of or commonly known.

Below, are some people that have caught my eye or been suggested to me, but please do leave a comment at the bottom of the page if you know of anyone that you think would make a great subject for an Unsung Superhero graphic novel and maybe you will choose who’s next.

If you make a suggestion that goes on this page, you’ll get a mention on the Supporters page.

  • Aphra Behn – One of the first English women to earn her living through writing
  • Henrietta Lacks – an African-American woman whose cancer cells from 1951 continue to aid in cancer research
  • Night Witches – WWII Bomber Ladies who bomber the Nazis by night
  • Bass Reeves – former slave who became the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi River 
  • Henry Johnson – WWI soldier
  • Anna Coleman Ladd – Produced masks to rebuild soldiers’ faces during and after WWI
  • Bennie Adkins – Green Beret in the Vietnam War
  • Theresa Kachindamoto – Malawi chief who annulled child weddings
  • Franz Stigler – a WWII pilot who spared a British pilot
  • Neerja Bhanot – Died saving people from terrorists on a plane in India
  • Eli Cohen – Jewish spy
  • Irene Sendler – Smuggled Jewish children out of Warsaw
  • Clara Barton – Founder of the American Red Cross
  • Sophie Scholl – Led student resistance against Hitler
  • Horace Greasley – British POW who escaped 200 times
  • Elizabeth Freeman – Sued for her freedom and won in 1781
  • Zheng Shi – Sex worker and pirate
  • Sophie Scholl – Led a student revolt against Nazis
  • Mary Fields – Black Mail Carrier
  • Simone Segouin (Nicole Minet) – Resisted Germans during the war
  • Madam C.J. Walker – America’s first female self-made millionaire
  • William Dorsey Swann – Former slave who was the first known drag queen
  • Phillis Wheatley – the first African-American writer to publish a book in the United States.

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