I don’t think I’ve ever made a secret of this, but my favorite Marvel heroine is Storm, by a long shot. I love a lot of their female characters, particularly quite a few X-men, but Storm is the one. She has a bunch of qualities that I think make her a potential smash hit character.
But for a while, it seemed that they didn’t know what to do with her—some of her stories could have been told with ANY heroine. Then they married her off, now they are divorced, and sadly, the Storm in the X-men films bears little resemblance to my dear Ororo.
I think she is awesome. I am told Brian Wood is doing great things with her, but I think she could be Marvel’s Wonder Woman, their premiere heroine. I should add that I am well behind on X-men and obviously, not using female characters to their best potential is a pretty common thing at both companies, unfortunately. I’m not finger-pointing, we all have our favorites!
So my question of the day is TWO questions, actually.
1) What female Marvel character do you feel is their premiere character overall RIGHT NOW? (By however you define that).
2) Which SINGLE Marvel female character would you like to see become their premiere female character?
Just for fun, there’s no grading. :)