She’s been a thief in the streets of Cairo, worshiped as a goddess on the plains of Kenya, been a queen of her own country, and field leader of the X-Men. Not to mention, she’s rocked the fiercest mohawk of anyone since Mr. T and survived being played by Halle Berry. And it might have taken several decades, but it appears that Marvel is finally giving their most famous female super hero* her own ongoing series at last. This July, Storm #1 hits comic shops and digital devices, written by Greg Pak (Batman/Superman, World War Hulk), and with interior and cover art by Victor Ibanez (Captain Midnight, Adventures of Superman.)
Ever since the character’s introduction in Giant Size X-Men #1 nearly forty years ago, Ororo Munroe has been the heart of the X-Men, embodying Charles Xavier’s dream perhaps more than any other member of the team, and even won the right to lead over Cyclops in battle once. Marvel has provided us with the first three pages of Storm #1, along with all three covers for the first issue, including the variant covers from artists Simone Bianchi and Skottie Young.
Storm #1 goes on sale July 23rd.
*Invisible Woman, Scarlet Witch and Jean Grey could give Storm a run for her money as Marvel’s #1 female character, but I think Storm has the edge for being super powerful and never having had an “I’m going crazy and turning evil” phase.