Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Comic Couples: T'Challa and Ororo

See this here? That's a couple with some serious gravitas.

As far as the marriage goes, I'm not against it in theory; but the execution in the comics was...lacking.

The two of them? Yeah, they're a power couple in every sense of the world: Storm is more naturally charismatic than T'Challa, while the Panther's intellect, a match for any in the Marvel Universe, gives him a lot of weight. The only problem in this relationship is that they are both so used to having sole control that they would be reluctant to surrender even a piece of it to any other human being.

But maybe that's what makes their relationship work; that they have the level of trust with each other to surrender control.

Just a thought.


Phil Watts, Jr. said...

I don't know about this one. The way this relationship started just seemed forced (HEY--let's take two BLACK characters from AFRICA, retcon a past relationship into their history, and marry them!) The fact that this was spearheaded by Reginald Hudlin, the idiot who's responsible for the embarrassment called the BET Network, doesn't help.

I'm sure if it was handled by someone who has a clue, this relationship might be worth reading, but as it is...nope.

MrCynical said...

Understandable, but the relationship existed long before Hudlin, and I liked the way it was portrayed in the Priest run; that these two people who controlled their environments so cautiously would only ever let their guards down with each other.

Anonymous said...

I know this a while back, but that marriage has been handled quite well since. Maberry was crap mind you. But David Liss just did a great arc with Storm on BP: Man Without fear. Also Jason Aaron's mini-series Black Panther Secret Invasion was fantastic. And Dwayne Mcduffie's short run on Fantastic Four had them both.