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Louisiana’s major appearances in comic books


For decades, the state of Louisiana has been the focus of countless comic books. The state is home to many characters and has served as the setting for countless stories. The state of Louisiana has really made a splash in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in recent years, earning them a place in the pages as well as the screen.

The MCU features Monica Rambeau, a Louisiana native in the MCU and Marvel comics. Then you have the new Captain America, Sam Wilson, who hails from Louisiana in the MCU (interestingly, Sam Wilson’s actor Anthony Mackie is from Louisiana). Not only do both have Louisiana roots on screen, but their appearances in the MCU also had content set in Louisiana.

But Louisiana also has some love for movies in the DC Comics world. Because the Suicide Squad films followed the comic books and laid the foundation for the team of villains turned heroes in the parish of Terrebonne.

Not to mention the persistent rumors that Louisiana-born (fictional biography) characters like Daisy Johnson and Gambit will soon debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the hope online that Swamp Thing will be allowed to return to TV. Louisiana could soon play an even bigger role in both Marvel and DC Comics.

So comic fans in the state have a lot to be excited about.

That got me thinking about all the great comic books that fans in Louisiana could start collecting for some “state pride.” After thinking about it for a few days, we’ve put together a list of “important issues” related to Louisiana that fans can look into.

This is not a ‘definitive’ list; there are certainly other books with ties to Louisiana that you should consider. But this is a nice starting point.

But be warned: there are expensive books here. There are some books most collectors will never own, let alone even SEE in person. So don’t think of this list as a “must have everything to complete” idea. This is just a nice place to start the conversation.

16 important comic books about people and places in Louisiana