The History of Bumblebee: DC's First African-American Superheroine

Karen Beecher might seem like an unassuming scientist, but as the superheroine Bumblebee, she packs quite the sting!

Bumblebee

Giving new meaning to the phrase "Move like a butterfly, sting like a bee," former Teen Titan Karen Beecher-Duncan always keeps things buzzing.

Karen is the very definition of a self-made hero. She designed and built her very own super-suit—a technological marvel that imbued her with the ability to fly on insect-like wings and shoot powerful "stinger" blasts from her hands. Under the name Bumblebee, she joined the Teen Titans alongside her partner, Malcolm Duncan.

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