Joe Illidge has a article about STORM, The Color Barrier and a special examination on Black culture as it relates to the worlds of comic books and popular entertainment.
For Black History Month, CBR and I have brought back The Color Barrier for a special examination on Black culture as it relates to the worlds of comic books and popular entertainment.
So without further ado, I have to kick off the month by talking about one of the most well-known Black superheroes around, Storm of the X-Men.
Created by writer Len Wein and illustrator Dave Cockrum, Storm was first introduced in "Giant Size X-Men #1," a comic book which also introduced other mutants of color, and is a collector's item.
Born Ororo Munroe, the woman who would become Storm had a Kenyan princess for her mother and an African-American for her father. She was born in Harlem, but would spend her first set of formative years in Egypt.
A former thief and street-smart survivor who discovered her powers to manipulate the weather, Ororo was recruited to travel back to America and join the X-Men, a group of mutant heroes who fought to protect Homo sapiens and mutants alike.
In the forty years that followed, the ups and downs of Storm's character development have been enough.
Here is the link:http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=58973
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