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Arts, Performing Arts

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The rise of the Aboriginal superhero

June 4th, 2016

Episode 3213 of 3777 episodes

The protagonist of ABC TV’s Cleverman is not the first Aboriginal superhero. In the comic universe there’s the mythical Gateway who teleported the X-Men into hiding in the outback, the dreadlocked Manifold from Avengers who can bend reality and twist time, the Thor-like god Thunderer from Grant Morrison’s Multiversity and Batman’s deputy The Dark Ranger, a tattoo artist from Saint Kilda.

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