Saturday, January 28, 2012
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.
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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.