Oh My Goddess! I am so excited and proud to tell you that this blog is two years old! When I look back to posting that first image of Storm by John Bolton and then think about how many Storm Sundays there have been, in addition to the Stormwatch posts, Book Reviews and best of all, getting to share my Princess Witch Boy mini-comic process with you, I get super elated! Thanks to all of you, dear readers, for taking the time to read and especially comment on stormantic! One never knows how the future will turn out, but I look forward to sharing it with you!
One might wonder why I am choosing to share a Jean Grey story with you all on the anniversary of a blog mostly about Storm, but if you think back to the Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and John Byrne days, you will recollect that Jean was Ororo’s first real friend! She showed our Weather Witch how to make it in the city and around the rakish attention of men (I’m looking at you, Wolverine!). And in honor of that friendship I wanted to share this story about Jean and Scott! Besides, I started this blog with John Bolton artwork and I can’t help but post more! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
The following story was originally published as a backup in Classic X-Men #6. It is truly a masterpiece written by Chris Claremont and rendered beautifully by John Bolton. Although the story has no words, I think you will find it steeped in emotional gravitas. In addition, I was lucky to find the whole story in its original pages where you can see all of the human touches that grace each page (especially how the sound effects were glued on). Enjoy!