The X-Men's Storm To Get Her Own Comic Series in July
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.28.2014
She's taking on massive threats...
In an interview with Newsarama, writer Greg Pak revealed that Storm will be getting her own Marvel comic series in July. It will feature art from Victor Ibanez. Here are highlights:
On what the first story will be about: "In a seemingly idyllic corner of the Caribbean, Storm takes on massive natural threats and uncovers even more deadly man-made dangers -- while dealing with a shocking challenge in the heart of the school in Westchester. We're making a big statement about our hero and her world and setting up some pretty huge things with this first issue and I strongly encourage you to pre-order today with your local shop!"
On previous Storm stories: "Many writers have done amazing work with the character. Probably the stories that I remember most are the Claremont classics. I love depowered Storm taking on Cyclops, the Kitty/Storm friendship, the Barry Windsor-Smith collaborations, and the classic Callisto duel. But here's a funny thing... one book that's really stuck in my head over the years is What If? #79 -- "What if Storm Had the Power of Phoenix," written by Sarah Byam. I don't want to spoil it, but it's a totally insane story that shocked the heck out of me. I'm not saying I'm planning to take Storm down that particular path. But it's a great reminder of another side of Storm. She's not just a nurturing Earth mother -- she's tough and righteous and even dangerous, and that's part of the fun and glory of her stories."
On Storm's role in the X-Men: "Storm's one of the X-Men's most valuable assets and frequently their moral center. But she's been a street thief, a goddess, a persecuted mutant, and a queen -- she's seen everything and through hard earned experience has learned to empathize with oppressed people everywhere, not just mutants. So we're going to explore the kinds of crises that only Storm would notice, the kinds of challenges only she will rise to. And, of course, we'll see what kinds of problems that may create for her and her fellow X-Men."