Sunday, March 28, 2010

Was Dazzler supposed to be Black?



I just learn some interesting news about Dazzler, the disco mutant queen who later became a member of the X-Men.

  1. She was a collaboration between Marvel Comics and the legendary Disco record label, Casablanca Records.
  2. Her original name was Disco Queen.
  3. Casablanca Records wanted her to be Black. In fact...
But that idea and record label partnership died. Two years, Dazzler was created after seeing Bo Derek.

source

4 comments:

WilsonW said...

Wow!! I learn so much reading your blog!! First Wonder Woman has a black sister, now this!! Very interesting. Looks like she may have been slightly modeled after Grace Jones too.

Mechadude2001 said...

I think it worked out better.

Anonymous said...

There was meant to be a movie with Cher too.

Greg Blackshear said...

I love Dazzler

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