Today, I finally watched the movie “Captain America“. I was just thinking…I never, ever read comic books as a kid. Not a single one! I was never really into them at all. I mean, I watched all the Batman episodes, The Incredible Hulk, and of course Wonder Woman! Who didn’t.?! Wonder Woman was the one and only female superhero that wasn’t a sidekick like Batgirl. Heck, she even had her own (invisible) plane. I remember when I was a kid, every single time I ran across a piece of foil, they were automatically changed into Wonder Woman bracelets.
I don’t remember the first time I was introduced to Strom from the X-Men clan, but I was really shocked. Storm was not just a woman but she was a black woman. At first, I thought she was just an extra character that was going to 1. not speak, ever! 2. get killed off in no time. or 3. not have a real cool power. But not Ms. Storm, she had powers that Superman, The Hulk, and Batman combined didn’t have. She had the power of controlling the weather.
I wonder, were they trying to get black girls into comic books? Or was this Marvel trying to give young boys something exotic? Either way…VIVA MOCHA GIRL STORM!!
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