Love & Radiation

"Claremont also put Storm in charge of the team. She first claimed the role in 1980, but she memorably won the title from Cyclops in combat in 1986, and without her powers. In what may have been a watershed moment for the maturing genre, the contemporary black woman in the punky mohawk and leathers snatched the crown from the old school ’60s boy scout in his stuffy body-sock uniform. Indeed, Storm’s iconic ’80s punk look was a physical manifestation of the character’s complexity."—Andrew Wheeler, "Mutant Women of Earth: How Chris Claremont Reinvented the Female Superhero.”

"Claremont also put Storm in charge of the team. She first claimed the role in 1980, but she memorably won the title from Cyclops in combat in 1986, and without her powers. In what may have been a watershed moment for the maturing genre, the contemporary black woman in the punky mohawk and leathers snatched the crown from the old school ’60s boy scout in his stuffy body-sock uniform. Indeed, Storm’s iconic ’80s punk look was a physical manifestation of the character’s complexity."—Andrew Wheeler, "Mutant Women of Earth: How Chris Claremont Reinvented the Female Superhero.”

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