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Storm #2 (of 5)

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Based on 3 critic ratings.


As ORORO MUNROE tries to balance her responsibilities as leader of the X-MEN, her difficult relationship with KITTY PRYDE and even a NEW LOVE INTEREST, her powers are creating deadly weather that threatens to tear it all asunder! In the eye of the storm is the powerful NEW VILLAIN BLOWBACK – but as Storm summons her strength for their first historic confrontation, will even her best be enough?

Continuing the all-new tale set during Storm’s fan-favorite punk-attired days, by legendary Marvel writer/editor Ann Nocenti.

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  • 100

    You Don't Read Comics

    Two issues in, and Nocenti seems to be making a strong case for an ongoing series….whether she wants to or not. Storm is one of the more fascinating characters in the X-Men, and Nocenti is carefully adding to the background of Ororo in an era just before Storm’s powerful and magnetic Lifedeath solo issues of The Uncanny X-Men. X-Men writer Chris Claremont did such a good job of juggling a massive ensemble for that series. It’s nice to see a bit of a close-up on a single character from that era. Nocenti’s chosen the perfect character for that close-up.

  • 60

    Storm #2 proves that the ensemble cast, including the X-Men of the era, despite the book’s title suggesting a solo story, was not an accident. The issue digs deeper into the conflicts and relationships surrounding Storm at a breakneck pace. At times, this means characters come off like one-note caricatures of themselves—Kitty a petulant child, Rogue a thoughtless bruiser, Wolverine a possessive and rage-fueled admirer—with even Storm seeming to be in an unusual hurry to bring this man she’s known for about a day home to meet the found family. It even devolves into near farce toward the end, with Kitty donning a preposterous disguise to sneak out while grounded and into the high-class social event all her teammates will attend. There’s a clever play on the idea of mutation, in a biological sense, underpinning everything. The line work valiantly attempts to affect the hard-lined art styles that defined much of 1980s X-Men comics, but the modern coloring doesn’t play along. It all feels exaggerated, but it’s still classic X-Men at its core.

  • 40

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Storm #2 is a tough read because characters are written with oddly miscast personalities to justify actions and attitudes that don’t make sense. If you can’t believe the characters, you can’t believe the characters’ actions, words, or motivations, and the whole issue falls apart.

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