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Reverend Meteor

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The Black Guardian

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Subj: Re: Marvel cancels Black Panther and the Crew after 2 issues.
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 at 07:51:16 am CDT (Viewed 313 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Marvel cancels Black Panther and the Crew after 2 issues.
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 at 07:01:49 am CDT (Viewed 311 times)

    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.

I have mixed emotions about it.

1. I hate how most comic book characters are orphans who don't know their grandparents/aunts/uncles/cousins. I mean it's really rare to find these relations from the main heroes.

2. I liked that Storm was given family. As someone who met my dad's biological family after years of trying to find them and not liking what I found I'm still glad I know what the real story is about my grandparents. Crappy as it was.

Did we NEED to meet her family? No I guess it doesn't add much to the character. But it was nice to see Storm explore this side of her family. I had always been curious about that side of her family.

3. Storm finding out her father's family has all these roots in Harlem...that's great and I don't mean that snarkily. But to me that doesn't mean SHE really has a connection and I think it's disingenuous for any writer to try to uh...exploit it (maybe exploit's too harsh a word). Yes Storm is black...but she did not grow up black in America...her life experience was very different. Storm was a small child when she left Harlem so to me it seems wrong to try to emphasize her connection to Harlem unless you explain she barely has one and is eager to learn about its history.

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