Artwork by Dave Cockrum & Sam Grainger (The Uncanny X-Men #96)
While I compose my recollections from last week’s amazing WonderCon weekend, I offer up these unrelated images of Storm for your perusal. I was rereading the issue from which the above image is taken and remembering the fight between Storm and Polaris. How come Ororo is able to defeat Lorna when her powers never stand a chance against Magneto? Is it because Lorna is mind-controlled? Is it the strength of Storm’s will? Or does it just depend on the writer? Don’t get me wrong, I want Storm to mop the floor with Polaris (who I also love very much), but something about it doesn’t make sense to me. Your opinion?
Artwork by Jo Chen (Girl Comics #3)
So far, I have only read issue #1 of Girl Comics, enjoyed what I read for the most part (the issue is worth it for Colleen Coover’s introduction alone) and am looking forward to more (if only to see if the contributions get better). I think many of these writers and artists deserve more exposure and if they happen to lump them all together because they’re female then so be it. Comic Book Resources has a review of the first issue.
Artwork by Ig Guara & Norman Lee (Marvel Adventures Avengers #28)
Thor and Storm sitting on the top of a building, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. Oh, how I wish! This comic is part of the Marvel Adventures line and therefore means nothing in terms of regular Marvel Universe continuity. Fortunately, that gives the writers license to explore different storylines for the characters that would not be possible in today’s 616 reality. Thor and Storm? Yes, please! After you read the above page, think about the conceit that each character’s lightning is different temperatures. It’s not something I’ve thought about before and for that reason alone I could almost imagine a Thororo couple working. It certainly seems more interesting to me considering how little has been done with Storm in the present Black Panther series (I choose to not cover the second issue of DoomWar because its depiction of Storm is disheartening and I find no joy in discussing it). Truth be told, I miss the days when Storm was a free woman and the possibilities of her dating anyone could be explored. The flirting with Nightcrawler, the chemistry with Wolverine, the randomness of Arkon, the despots who wanted her for their wife, and even the occasional blonde beach boy were welcome to me. Now, however, those moments are no longer possible. The unattainable goddess has been domesticated and her stories have lost a lot of their appeal. Thank goodness for pages like the one above who are still exploring other character possibilities.