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#1 Edited by Genuinesol (19 posts) - - Show Bio

@stormchild1997:

Storm has just as many ways to defeat Magneto and she can absorb lighting and electricity but she just has to be conscious of doing such. In other words, as it stands now, she can be electrocuted if she is caught off guard. However, this is Marvel and since they have no regard for their continuity they have probably forgotten such. It would make sense if she was just immune altogether considering the amount of electricity she always generates but whatever.

#2 Posted by Genuinesol (19 posts) - - Show Bio

X-men#2 was fantastic. The issue flowed well, gorgeous artwork, and the issue had plenty of action and yet the story was developed meaningfully. One minor grip I have is that I want Brian Wood to really allow these characters to cut loose with their abilities. No character has done that as of yet but at least Rouge and Shadowcat were able to throw down and brawl in this issue. What I appreciated most about this issue however was how regal and majestic Storm was illustrated. She is being drawn and written with a powerful and commanding presence as I believe most people picture her to be.

Now, I have a question that I would like someone to answer please.

How is Storm being depicted in the other books in which she is featured? If I am going to spend my money on comics then I want to do so meaningfully. Is Storm significant in Uncanny X-force, Wolverine and the X-men, All New X-men, and any other publication in which she is featured?

On a side note, I have been thinking about picking up Fearless Defenders as well since this push to showcase females has me intrigued with Marvel and piques my interest. Also, I am rambling a little here, has anyone played Marvel Heroes? If not, you may want to consider since Storm is among the most powerful characters and has the best ranged.

#3 Edited by Genuinesol (19 posts) - - Show Bio

@genuinesol said:
Gina Torres
Garcelle Beauvais

We all also have to keep in mind that the actress selected to play as Storm depends on the age the directors are going for. Is it going to be a middle age Storm, a teenage/young adult Storm, or even a child Storm? Perhaps they will need Storm at all 3 periods. In any case, here are other actresses that I feel will represent Storm well and I mentioned all of these ladies in my previous post. There is so much talent that receives no attention.

Joy Bryant

Naturi Naughton. Recall she was rumored to be cast as Celia Reyes in the Wolverine movie.

the first pic ... ducklips , i'd give Garcelle a chance tho

Do you realize that many woman pay money to get those "duck lips"? In any case, we have recall yet again that it depends on the age the directors are going for. If they want a middle age to older Storm then Garcelle is perfect. If they want a middle-aged Storm then I go with Gina. If they want a younger Storm then Gabrielle or Nicole will be my pick. I am sure there are actresses we are overlooking. Black actresses are grossly underrepresented in Hollywood.

#4 Edited by Genuinesol (19 posts) - - Show Bio
Gina Torres
Garcelle Beauvais

We all also have to keep in mind that the actress selected to play as Storm depends on the age the directors are going for. Is it going to be a middle age Storm, a teenage/young adult Storm, or even a child Storm? Perhaps they will need Storm at all 3 periods. In any case, here are other actresses that I feel will represent Storm well and I mentioned all of these ladies in my previous post. There is so much talent that receives no attention.

Joy Bryant

Naturi Naughton. Recall she was rumored to be cast as Celia Reyes in the Wolverine movie.

#6 Posted by Genuinesol (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Gabrielle Union

Nicole Beharie

Gina Torres

#7 Edited by Genuinesol (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello everyone, I rarely comment but some comments on this thread just infuriated me. To begin, what is "look African"? I understand the concept I believe but please remember that Africa is a huge continent with 54 countries, thousands of ethnic groups that have different histories, cultures, and physical appearances, and Africans come in all shades, bone structure, hair texture, and complexions. This is almost as bad as some people thinking that the continent of Africa is and has always been just a big war torn, impoverished place of doom which it is not and has never been.

In any case, there are so many actresses that could do Storm justice that have yet to be mentioned here.

Gabrielle Union is quite a popular actress and has played versatile roles from dramas to romances to action films.

Nichole Beharie is the girlfriend of the actor that plays as Magneto in First Class, she is gorgeous and received rave review for her role in "42".

Gina Torres is an Afro-Cuban and was in Joss Whdeon's directed series "Firefly", she is tall, she has what I guess would be referred to as "exotic" features, and is a versatile actress with years of experience in the business.

Garcelle Beauvais is also tall and statuesque of Haitian descent but as with Gina Torres, she may be too old.

Then there is Joy Bryant who is tall and a striking beauty. What about Naturi Naughton who was slated to play Celia Reyes in the upcoming Wolverine film?

There are many diverse options as to who can play Storm. What is regretful that is in the world of comic books Storm is truly the only mainstream black female character that is featured.

On another note, we all have the right to our preferences but it is sad that some on here seem to think that dark skin is unattractive which is so sad in our day and age but there are historical causes for such a feeling.

These are just some of my picks as nothing more than potentials. Do not worry, if there is ever another cast for Storm I am sure it will be a decision that will surely infuriate and displease all of us.

#9 Posted by Genuinesol (19 posts) - - Show Bio

@batshrine:

This issue is a topic that is often discussed and goes far beyond comics. It is disappointing that there is such a dearth of characters of color and from diverse origins but it has been the sad status of comics for many years. Admirably, there are creators who have inserted and written cast of heterogeneous origins very well and not just for diversity sakes. Unfortunately though, I have always felt that if blacks and others want to see themselves more represented then they may have to create their own media or become more involved in the creation process of comics. I am a young black American and I am currently authoring my own fictional work that hopefully includes the ideals I will like to see reflected in literature. It is not just having characters that are diverse for diversity sakes but writing characters as characters.

P.S. I must respond to you identifying Hispanics as white. Most Hispanics are not white. Most are either mestizo of European and Native American heritage or mulatto of African and European heritage. You will be hard-pressed to find any country from Latin American that is majority white whereas most have either a Native American/European admixture or an African/European admixture. Yes, there are many Hispanics who consider themselves "white" but there are 2 points that need to be addressed. Their view of "white" is not the WASP white that is often perceived here in the USA and there is an element of racism in Latin American countries that lead many to downplay their African and/or Native American heritage. Truthfully, if the "one drop rule" was applied in Latin America then most Latinos would actually be black. My grandfather was Puerto Rican and had what I guess man would consider African features and yet his sister came out with what many would consider European features. Please do not classify Hispanics as white when they can be indeed of any race and culture. Furthermore, many of them do not view race the same as we do and many anthropologists will tell you the race statistics of Hispanics are not accurate and are skewed by racism, their nationality, and their view of skin color.

#10 Posted by Genuinesol (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Storm is my all time favorite. She is extremely powerful, has a very interesting origin, and is iconic in her personality and demeanor. It is shameful how she has fallen victim, in my opinion, to writers who are just lazy and unimaginative when it comes to their depiction of Storm.

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