Without a doubt DC Comics’ premiere black female superhero is Vixen, the African woman with the ability to tap into the abilities of any animal species she can think of. This mimicking of animal creatures thus allows her all sorts of abilities, such as that of flight, underwater breathing, enhanced speed and strength, not to mention her particularly sharp claws.

The sultry Mari Jiwe McCabe has been affiliated in the past with the Justice League, Suicide Squad, Checkmate, Ultramarine Corps and Birds of Prey.

In this beautifully rendered and coloured piece, comic book artist Joshua Middleton, manages to convey an absolute sense of freedom as Vixen frolics in the air amongst birds flock around her.