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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Marvel cancels Black Panther and the Crew after 2 issues.
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 at 07:35:38 am CDT (Viewed 304 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Marvel cancels Black Panther and the Crew after 2 issues.
Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 at 07:15:31 am CDT (Viewed 301 times)


      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.

    I stopped reading the X-Men consistently back in the 90s. Since then, I would dabble in particular story lines that for whatever reason looked interesting to me. (Recently the X-Men versus Inhumans caught my interest.)

    Somehow, as a result, I knew nothing about Ororo's roots except that she'd been a street waif and thief in Cairo and a rain goddess to some African tribe. Frankly, that's all I ever wanted or needed to know. Both portions of her history were unusual for a superhero and together they really seemed to explain how she became the type of person she became. Isn't that enough? I thought so.

I don't think that's entirely fair. We already knew her father was American. That part of her family history was unknown to her. To me it made sense to explore that even if it was only briefly. It wasn't like when they changed Tony Stark into being adopted. They just explored a part of Ororo's family that had never been explored.

Ororo is a black woman who lives in America and her father is me it just makes sense to explore her family roots. Should they be exploited to make it look she understands the plight of Black Americans...probably not...her childhood in Kenya doesn't give her that perspective to draw from. But I see nothing wrong with her exploring her family tree. At least they didn't make her related to half the Marvel Universe like they do with Wolverine's family.

Personally I think we've seen much worse incidents of characters finding their long lost family. This story avenue for Storm was pretty low drama if memory serves. And I like when we find out more about a characters family when it doesn't involves clones, robots with copied brain engrams, or time travel/alternate timelines. She had fairly normal nobody relatives which was comforting.

    So of course Marvel had to keep tinkering. They can never leave the past alone. Ugh.

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