CBTVB: First Look at Megalyn Echikunwoke as Vixen (ICYMI) | FanboysInc

CBTVB: First Look at Megalyn Echikunwoke as Vixen (ICYMI)

By Muuka Muyumba

Vixen, aka Mari Jiwe McCabe, is a classic DC Comics character, created by Gerry Conway and Bob Oksner, first appearing in Action Comics #521 (July 1981).

McCabe grew up in a small African village in the fictional nation of Zambesi, where she was bestowed the Tantu Totem. McCabe became an orphan and eventually moved to America where she grew up to get a job as a model in New York City.

The Totem imbues her with the abilities and strength of animals it conjures. In the New 52, she is part of the new Justice League International, eventually becoming a new recruit for the main Justice League roster.

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Vixen has come back into vogue in ‘live’ action after an animated version of the hero sprung up on The CW Seed. The animated series was meant to establish Vixen in a new universe as the TV DC heroes expanded, but another thing happened: Vixen was a big hit on the streaming service, and everyone loved the portrayal of the character by actor Megalyn Echikunwoke.

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Apparently, the folks at the CW loved her too because they asked her to join the cast of Arrow for a few episodes. Echikunwoke is expected to make her first appearance in episode 4 of the second half of Arrow’s 3rd season.

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Source: TVInsider