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Subj: Re: Marvel cancels Black Panther and the Crew after 2 issues.
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 at 08:01:49 am EDT (Viewed 309 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Marvel cancels Black Panther and the Crew after 2 issues.
Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 at 07:56:32 pm EDT (Viewed 10 times)

    True; Gateway was shown as the method she used to visit Harlem. I just don't like the fact that it was never explored during the actual Australian years and/or thrown as a bone now.

It wold have been completely idiotic for Claremont to waste time on this back in the Australian years.

    Her Harlem 'roots' are always thrown in willy-nilly; rarely with any consistency.

Well, those "roots" never were very deep. She was only 5 when she left.

    Maybe because I'm a daddy's girl; but I have always disliked how Ororo's paternal family/ties have never been explored. Especially since she was 'based' in upstate NY. How far was Harlem?

It would have been a waste of time back in the day. And Hudlin did eventually explore her paternal family. And that gave us... nothing. She's got a boring paternal grandmother, noname aunts on both sides (paternal one died of AIDS years ago), and a maternal uncle.

    Actually, my opinion, a lot of Ororo's family has been ignored/downplayed. Were her parents only children? I remember an ancestor was mentioned/seen once (in New Mutants); a cousin(?) was mentioned in her recent solo book; and Spike in the cartoon. Given how much attention has been given to other Xmen family members, I think she's been shafted.

Frankly, she was a lot better off, as a character, being an orphan street urchin.

If anything, this is the main reason it's a mistake to develop any Harlem roots. Suddenly, she's spending this time in Harlem, but didn't look up any family until T'Challa recently did it for her. It was better to leave Harlem as this place she really has no attachment or affection for.

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