Wacky Wednesday: Who Is Your Favorite Superhero?

Da Realist 1

   Choose a    Department     to enable sorting      Product Details  X-Men: Storm by Warren Ellis & Terry Dodson

X-Men: Storm by Warren Ellis & Terry Dodson (available at amazon.com)

Did you see the PBS documentary, Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle? I must admit that I loved every minute of it because I have been a fan of comic books, animated series, television shows, and movies about superheroes for a long time. I like the X-Men series, about a group of men and women whose mutated genes give them super powers, the most.

In my opinion, the way the X-Men are ostracized because of their “difference” is a metaphor for how racialized others are treated in American society. “Storm” is my favorite character though. Although most superheroes tend to be male characters, the X-Men actually have quite a few strong female characters, including Storm. While most superhero characters are white, Storm is black–in fact, she’s African. And she can control the weather. How awesome is that?!