Black Samson (comics)

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Black Samson
Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
First appearanceInvincible #6
Created byRobert Kirkman
Cory Walker
In-story information
Team affiliationsGuardians of the Globe
AbilitiesSuperhuman strength
Energy manipulation

Black Samson is a fictional character, a comic book superhero in the Image Comics series Invincible. His first appearance was in Invincible #6.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Samson is a member of the Guardians of the Globe. For a time, Samson lost his powers and was let go from the team. Desperate to be a superhero again, he went to Art the tailor to obtain a power suit. When the suit was stolen and the original Guardians were killed, he was initially the prime suspect. However, it was established that he had not left his home for weeks. The Guardians' funeral was disrupted by Samson's butler Sanford, who had stolen the suit to kill the Guardians as revenge for his employer.

Samson was eventually recruited into the new Guardians of the Globe, wearing the power suit. During a battle between Invincible, Titan, the Guardians and Machine Head's syndicate, Samson was seriously injured by Battle Beast, along with Bulletproof. He was comatose for several weeks. Meanwhile, in order to curb the side effects of using her powers, Robot modified Samson's power suit so that Monster Girl could wear it on missions. During a fight with the dimensional villain Omnipotus, the power suit was destroyed and Samson revived, his powers returning to him greatly augmented due to the coma enabling his powers to "recharge", allowing him to turn the tide in the heroes' favor. His powers have subsequently returned to their normal levels.

He was later killed by Robot during Robot's preemptive strike on individuals that he regarded as threats to his plan to establish a secret world dictatorship with himself as its head. Black Samson was struck down by an energy blast from Robot while volunteering as a barber in his old neighbourhood.