Mocha Girl Comic Books

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.

Cover of a Classic X-Men Comic Book featuring Storm

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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