Series writer Greg Pak expressed why this means so much to him,
“I’ve loved Storm since I was a kid biking down to Lone Star Comics in North Dallas to stare in awe at that amazing Paul Smith art in those crazy Chris Claremont Uncanny X-Men stories. At a certain point in my life, Storm might have been the biggest, fiercest, and most fun non-white hero I’d ever encountered in fiction. I was a half-Korean kid, not a black woman. But it didn’t matter. Storm was evidence that everyone was invited to the party […]”
and invited fans to express their adoration for the Wind Rider on Twitter with the hashtag #WhyILoveStorm.
The fans, including fan fave Gail Simone, replied with great enthusiasm and a torrent of tweets sharing their love for the X-Men’s white-haired leader. Kudos to Mr. Pak and Mr. Ibanez, the creative team, for their shrewd use of social media to build the anticipation for the fans!