Stormwatch: Variants, Vampires & Origins
I was all agog when Comic Book Resources unveiled this gorgeous Olivier Coipel variant for the first issue of the upcoming X-Men series. Storm looks like her old supermodel self, while it is nice to see Jubilee on a cover again (even if she is most likely doomed to become a vampire). Emma looks positively joyous which is an interesting contrast to Pixie’s apparent bewilderment. I could really take or leave Wolverine and Cyclops (in this image and in general). I would love to see more of Coipel’s X-Men and I hope that Storm is as featured within the pages of this issue as she is on the cover.
The cover to The Origins of Marvel Comics: X-Men #1 is hella aggro. Magneto, Wolverine and Cyclops look out for blood, while Storm just looks like she’s troubled about something. That said, at least she is on the frickin’ cover. Seems that Marvel only puts Magneto, Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Namor on the covers these days. This is a nice respite.
This, however, is a prime example of Be Careful What You Wish For. When I said I wanted more Storm on the covers of my comics, this is not what I was imagining. I’m glad that Marvel is referencing Storm’s past involvement with Dracula, but this cover doesn’t make me want to open the issue. Don’t worry, I will. And I will let you know what I think about it.
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