Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta)

The Religious Affiliation of
Roberto Dacosta

Religion: Catholic CBR Scale: I

Name: Sunspot

Alter Ego: Roberto Dacosta

Other Names: Bobby; Roberto Da Costa; Black King; Lord Imperial; Reignfire II; Rook

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982): "The New Mutants"

Creators: Chris Claremont, Bob McLeod

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 574

   Comic Book Appearances: 568

   TV, Film Appearances: 6

Teams/Affiliations: Academy of Tomorrow; Fallen Angels; Mutant Liberation Front; The Avengers; The Hellfire Club; The New Mutants; X-Corporation; X-Force; X-Ternals; Young X-Men (teacher)

Nation: Brazil

Birth Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Race: black, white

Gender: male

Sunspot, a native of Brazil, is generally regarded as black. But it is worth noting that his father is black, but his mother is white.

Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta) Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta)

This character is in the following 88 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Contest of Champions II
Dark Avengers
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1 (Nov. 2009): "Utopia: Conclusion" (4-panel cameo)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (Aug. 2009): "Utopia: Part 1" (1-panel cameo)
Dark X-Men: The Beginning
The Defenders
Earth X #2 (May 1999): "Chapter Two"
Excalibur Annual #2 (Oct. 1994): "A Change of Worlds"
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #79 (Early July 1991): "The Tender and the Vulgar" (lead character)
Marvel Fanfare
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 (1982): "The New Mutants"
Marvel Team-Up Annual #6 (Oct. 1983): "The Hunters and the Hunted!"
The New Mutants
Secret Wars II
Thunderbolts (vol. 1) #25 (Apr. 1999): "Saving the World!" (cameo)
The Uncanny X-Men
X-Force / Champions Annual '98 (Dec. 1998): "Demon from Within"
X-Force and Cable Annual '95 (Dec. 1995): "Fun, Fun, Fun!"
X-Force Annual
The X-Men and the Micronauts #1 (Jan. 1984): "First Encounter"
X-Men Forever (vol. 2) #Alpha (July 2009): "New Dawn, New Day!" (cameo)
X-Men: Legacy
X-Men: Millennial Visions 2001 (Jan. 2002): "X-Force: N.Y.X.F."
X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook (Sep. 2010)
X-Treme X-Men
Young X-Men

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