Anonymous asked: That sorta seems like you're downplaying Storm's prominence though. Sure Carol COULD be, but she hasn't had an iota of the exposure Storm has, which is especially maddening because Storm is one of the very few prominent WOC superheroes out there and certainly one of Marvel's best known ladies.
I apologize if that’s how it came off, it was certainly not my intent. I just meant that there’s more to being the “Wonder Woman of ___” than just being the most well-known lady of a given group. Storm’s already so much of an icon in her own right—who should also have her own ongoing series, since we’re on the subject. (I also think Fox are idiots not to make a Storm movie—starring Adepero Oduye of course)
It’s just, traditionally it’s been that the DC heroes are ideals/aspirational figures, and the Marvel heroes are flawed/”relateable” figures. As much as things have changed in both universes since the Silver Age when that truism was coined, it’s still generally that way for DC’s Trinity. So instead of a woman from a warrior race who tries to bring peace to the world, it seems more fitting that Marvel would have a military veteran who tries to bring order to the world—while also dealing with her alcoholism and history of sexual abuse.
Given the plethora of female veterans these days (who are unfortunately also frequently survivors of sexual abuse) and the new attention being brought to their struggles, Carol is prime material for a (slight) recasting that Marvel can then take to the mainstream press and promote as a more “modern” hero, the way they did with Miles Morales. Storm, on the other hand, is sort of “old news” due to her pre-existing prominence, if you follow me.