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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  • .:karen:.

    Rock on. We’ve gotten our 3 year old into the old Xmen cartoons (from both the 90’s and the early 2000’s). She pretty much latched onto Storm’s character right away and loves it when an episode has her practically front and center. I actually came across your site as I was researching various aspects of Storm’s outfits for the kiddo’s Halloween costume this year. She’s our little caramel bi-racial superhero. (She was also into Wonder Woman this time last year and I made her a Wonder Woman cake for her 3rd birthday.)