That ominous rumble you hear in the distance? It’s not thunder.
It’s the applause and enthusiastic response of X-Men fangirls reacting to the news. Marvel’s July solicits include the following exciting information:
(W) GREG PAK (ACA) VICTOR IBANEZ
Sorry, my sisters in Storm love, that’s literally all there is. For now. July’s only a little more than 90 days away, and you can count on us at WWAC to bring you more information as our Ororo’s solo title debut date approaches!
For now, though, we know that Storm’s got a rich and storied history from which Greg Pak will be able to draw on. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum, was the first black female X-Man and helped launch an era that is still considered classic amongst fans and professionals alike.
That rich history includes love affairs with T’Challa, Forge and Wolverine, mischievous galavanting thief-to-thief with Gambit, and girls’ nights out with the wild and rowdy Yukio. It includes bad blood between Storm and Callisto, and Storm and Marrow. The story arc that preceded her marriage to the Black Panther added in a whole family in Africa so that Ororo would have ties to her mother’s people. Alternate universe versions of Ororo vary from witchcraft wielders to sorcerous seductresses. It is going to be very exciting to see what Greg Pak conjures up for us.
For those who are unfamiliar with the weather goddess, or only remember her faux-Shakespearian bent in the 90s X-Men animated series, or only know her from the (shudder) Fox X-Men movies, we can only hope that Greg Pak expands on the Storm from the comics who is equal parts gentle breeze to kiss our faces as she is scouring hailstorm — Ororo’s versatility and strength in any guise is what many of her fans most love about her, after all.