Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates Unpacks the Way Comics Have Conquered the World - HEROES4US

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Unpacks the Way Comics
 Have
Conquered the World 
 HEROES4US
 
What are you still waiting for with super­heroes? Do you, as a fan, have any unfulfilled wishes? I’m still holding out that we get a Storm who looks like Storm, and that’s no disrespect to Alexandra Shipp the actress recently cast to play a younger version of Storm in the upcoming Bryan Singer film X-Men: Apocalypse.

She is half-black, half-Caucasian, whereas comics Storm is a very dark-skinned black woman. Don’t let anybody think I’m criticizing her, but I hope we can get things as diverse as the books, and that one day we can start grappling with how folks actually look.
*This article appears in the April 20, 2015 issue of New York Magazine

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