X-Men’s Storm Gets An Electrifying Solo Series
Marvel Comics has announced our weather-controlling X-Men, Storm, is getting her very own solo series this coming May. Fans will see why Storm is one of the most powerful X-Men and heroes in the Marvel Universe in this five-issue limited series. Ann Nocenti will be writing this arc and fans may recognize her from her run of Daredevil and her career as an X-Men editor. The series’ interior art is delivered by artist Sid Kotian who is no stranger to the X-Men having recently teamed up with Chris Claremont on Gambit‘s limited series.
Marvel’s description of the series reads:
“Ororo Munroe has been a thief, a goddess and a leader of the X-Men – and she’s just getting started! With her mutant ability to control the weather bolstered by her top-notch fighting skills, she’s a formidable opponent like no other (as Callisto of the Morlocks can attest)!
But when an elemental power emerges near the Xavier Mansion, it’ll take Storm to the limit of her powers and beyond! Get ready for an electrifying all-new adventure showcasing Storm’s days of rocking her mohawk and leading the X-Men, as she faces an all-new villain that will threaten to tear her apart from her team…and what she thought she knew about herself!”
“I joke about how cool it is that Marvel ‘brings back us old timers to sing our greatest hits’ for the Legends series, but it truly is an honor and a joy,” Nocenti said. “When Editors Mark Basso and Drew Baumgartner then asked me to write a story with ‘punk’ Storm, I wanted the story to reflect her outfit. I thought about punk musicians like Iggy Pop and the Sex Pistols, and their apocryphal rebellious attitude. So it was exciting to start from there, and think, ‘What would Storm rebel against?’ Her own powers? The X-Men? Being Team leader?
I knew it couldn’t be classic Storm, always calm, regal and serene. It should be a wild Storm, running from herself. And then I picked up a stack of current X-Men, and really loved the exciting new places the X-Men have gone, and was inspired by those stories. So that even though this story takes place long ago, there are hints in Storm, Kitty Pride, and the other X-Men as to who the will become in the future.”
Check out the electrifying Storm #1 on sale May 24, 2023, at your favorite local comic book store and digitally.
Check out the cover reveal with art by Alan Davis below: