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25 June 2007 @ 07:41 pm

 Well, isn't that just like a woman.

Earth goddess, X-men Leader, Morlock champion, rebel punk, and master thief......but we all know what really matters.

Fantastic Four  #547
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: Paul Pelletier


"You can tell Michael Collins that my hair is completely natural."
"This is NOT  a weave!"

Please , let that character be a skrull. I call on the goddess of comics and the saint of fangirls- let that character be a skrull...
~Elegant[Moon & Stars] sCape~tennoarashi on June 27th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
I'm going to agree with digital_femme concerning the scene's writing - it's actually great to see that issue being openly acknowledged.

However, I do have a problem with the scene still and that's the pencilling, especially in that second panel shown (and in subsequent posture Ororo has later). She's not carrying herself with confidence or genuine frustration; it looks like she's pouting and being... well, childish about that. And as happy as I am that Ororo reacted to the criticism as she did, I feel the visual depiction is really detracting from the gravitas she usually has.
Warning: Proximity to me causes adventures.karnythia on June 27th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
She's still human. Trust me someone questioning your hair does not always generate a Miss Manners level response.
~Elegant[Moon & Stars] sCape~tennoarashi on June 27th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
That's true. And I've been there - I'm not a black woman, but I've had my hair criticized and randomly groped and that like; it's a pretty huge invasion. The fact that black women have to deal with an open tactile examination like that is really disturbing.

So, I suppose it was just odd for me to see - but looking at this in an important cultural context, I'm mostly happy about this scene's existence.
Humph: ebonbird Storm (punk)spiralsheep on June 27th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
I know you're a scans_daily regular so you've probably seen the panels in context but here are links in case you hadn't:


~Elegant[Moon & Stars] sCape~tennoarashi on June 27th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
I actually have read it myself, but upon re-reading your scans - That panel where she's basically shoving her hair at Ben, telling her to pull it? Amazing. <3

Thanks for the scans, by the way.
Warning: Proximity to me causes adventures.karnythia on June 27th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
I love the bit about valuing his life.
lea_hazel on June 28th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
She's not wearing contacts? Damn. There goes my mental visual of Storm wearing trendy, square-framed glasses and a pinstripe suit.

Sometimes I'm so shallow, I disgust myself.
the Soozfurikku on June 28th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
I personally think that Storm hanging there by her hair to prove a point is pretty damn badass.