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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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STORM or THE FALCON?
« on: April 19, 2015, 09:35:35 pm »
Which long standing black superhero is your favorite?

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 04:49:39 pm »
Storm... but that's pretty much because I'm an X-Men fan.

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 10:49:32 pm »
Actually, I'll take Sam.
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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 01:15:06 am »
Storm.

She was the first female African & Black superhero I had ever seen in comicbooks.

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 04:46:20 am »
Sam

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 04:49:26 am »
She was the first female African & Black superhero I had ever seen in comicbooks.

She was the SECOND Black female super-heroine I read(1971), but I'm OLD!!!! :)

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2015, 07:21:00 am »
She was the SECOND Black female super-heroine I read(1971), but I'm OLD!!!! :)


Who was the first?

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2015, 11:01:13 am »
Who was the first?


The Butterfly. She premiered in Hell-Rider #1 published by Skywald Comics in 1971. I still have my copy(along with some of their other books).
http://heroheroinehistory.blogspot.com/2011/02/butterflythe-first-black-superheroines.html

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 07:05:16 am »
As much as I like Sam, my daughter loves Storm. She has my vote.
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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2015, 04:22:01 pm »
Storm. I'm not that big a fan of Falcon. I think his turn as Captain America isn't bad, but I'm not the biggest fan of him as Falcon. Granted I haven't read much of the Christopher Priest Captain America & Falcon run.

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2015, 06:40:42 pm »
Storm.   

Falcon had always been second string to me.   I think it is because of the wings.   I hate under the arm wings.   They look so impractical for fighting.

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2015, 08:01:45 am »

smh.

Storm.

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 04:52:32 pm »
Ororo.  As a kid of the 80s, I really didn't get to see a whole lot of Falcon.  Going back to early childhood, kindergarten era, I have a dim memory of seeing one of those Power! "comics on wax" recordings for kids.. also the action figure by Mego.. But by the time I was able to regularly buy comics (mid-decade), he wasn't in Captain America that much anymore.  Nomad was the main sidekick and after that, (the female) Diamondback.

Storm was of course, actively part of the X-Men comic every month, team leader by the 80s and being a comics dream-girl didn't hurt, either.

I'm totally glad that Sam gradually became more prominent in having a regular presence in comics; it was really a shame that he got shunt into limbo every couple of years, or wasn't featured outside of being Cap's go-to buddy.  I'll have to eventually check out that circa 1984 mini-series that Priest wrote back in the day.
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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2016, 06:42:22 am »
From a historical perspective, it would be Storm. For a long time she was the most prominent, darn near only black superhero I got exposure to. But post-Hudlin/McDuffie/Liss's take on Storm and the Storm/Panther marriage, I haven't cared so much. Don't like they've handled Storm. Though they've never really handled Storm well in comics or in the films. It's just the representation was very powerful to my young eyes. I have picked up the Greg Pak Storm solo series, read a few issues, but need to read the entire run to really judge it. From what I read I wasn't overly impressed.

But I got to say, I've never been the biggest fan of Falcon. Though from what I recall Falcon was the first black superhero seen on the cover of a comic and it was a very powerful image. I've read just a tiny bit of Priest's Falcon/Captain America series, but did buy the whole run and hopefully will get into it one day. Truth be told, Falcon comes off as a bit of a do boy to me, and Anthony Mackie playing him in the films doesn't do much to change that impression-though to his credit, Mackie has done a fine enough job in the role. But I got to say that it's Nick Spencer's current take on Falcon that I've enjoyed the best. It's socially relevant, yet also balances in the superhero tropes you would expect in a mainstream superhero book. I liked it so much I decided to subscribe.

I never thought I would like the Falcon more than Black Panther, but in comparing the current runs, there it is. So, back to the original question, I'm going with Falcon.

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Re: STORM or THE FALCON?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2016, 06:55:02 am »
Falcon, just 100% based on his MCU counterpart. Who is great.

And Spencer's current run is legit

Storm hasn't been relevant since the divorce