Saturday, January 28, 2012

See the Inspiration for Jean Grey's Black Queen Transformation


I love finding out bits of geeky info. I talked about this before, but here is more proof on the inspiration of the Jean Grey's version of the Black Queen.

Blastr notes:

In issue #132 of Uncanny X-Men, Jean Grey—flush with her stunning new Phoenix powers—gets brainwashed and forced to join the Hellfire Club. Writer Chris Claremont and John Byrne decided that, as the new Black Queen (to mirror Emma Frost's White Queen), they would give Miss Grey an edgier look.

Claremont has admitted that the Hellfire Club itself, as well as this sort of dominatrix-lite costume, was heavily influenced by the Avengers episode "A Touch of Brimstone," in which Mrs. Peel is kidnapped, brainwashed and turned into the Queen of Sin.
Here's the clip

4 comments:

Gaspatcho Jones said...

OMG! This Was one of the best episodes of all time. Thank You For sharing two of my favorite things, Emma Peel and Jean Grey!

Leland said...

Although it was before my time let's not forget Diana Millay of Dark Shadows who played a Phoenix.This was an eye opener. THanks

luciferosirisarnold said...

There is a real Hells Fire Club in London.

Mechadude2001 said...

OMG, this is hot! Looks very risque for that time too. They getting all Eyes Wide Shut up in there.

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