Quote: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.
Quote:Her Harlem 'roots' are always thrown in willy-nilly; rarely with any consistency.
Her Harlem roots are willy nilly. She was a small child when she found herself in Kenya.
Quote: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?
Ororo to be fair spent most of her childhood in Kenya and had gaps in her memory about her earlier life in America.
Quote: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.
No her father's family was explored a while back in 2006 I think. We met her paternal grandparents (the grandmother was Harriet...I think the grandfather wasn't named), we learned her father's sister died of AIDS and that this aunt of Ororo's had a son named David Munroe Jr.
I think the grandparents were in the nation of Islam but I might have that part wrong.
Quote:Ooh, that was a much longer rant than expected.
You had that right. Not just the Nation of Islam, but its more militant wing, the Fruit of Islam. Sorta weird for Harriet, because Fruit is male only.