Storm Arcana

Relationship Coach & Founder of Arcana Academy

Month: April 2011 (Page 2 of 2)

Marvel Presents “X-Men Evolutions” Variant Covers!

The Evolution of STORM

Marvel recently sent out an Official Press Release about some pretty cool variant covers they have planned to celebrate their newest X-Men event:

Just in time for X-Men: First To Last, the next big X-epic from Chris Yost, Paco Medina & Dalibor Talajic, Marvel is proud to unveil new X-Men Evolutions variants! Brought to you by some of the best artists in the industry, get ready for a unique look at your favorite mutants and their iconic costume designs from every era! No fan can miss out on these great covers spotlighting the rich history of the X-Men while X-Men: First To Last gives fans a chance to relive the exciting action of Xavier’s first class and experience the thrill of Cyclops’ current team!

The amazing image of Storm through the years is by the underrated David Yardin! I am so glad that Marvel hired him to do this variant cover for The Mighty Thor #2. Now if they could get him to draw a Storm ongoing series, that would be a step in the right direction.  I love the versions of Storm that Yardin chose to highlight.  One subtlety I enjoy is how Ororo’s hands are channeling lightning in every version except for her mohawk self which represents her powerless period (though she started out with her powers when she debuted the ‘hawk).  Storm’s is the best of the crop, in my not so humble opinion, but there were definitely some others that I enjoyed.

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Valkyrie by Adi Granov

Valkyrie by Adi Granov

We continue to celebrate the love I have for Marvel Comics’ Valkyrie with this lovely image of our Chooser of the Slain by Adi Granov! Valkyrie’s braids are flying around her as she aims her sword at her (off-panel) foe. The dynamism and detail of this artwork make it a modern classic in my eyes! Kudos to Granov for an amazing portrait of a fierce character!

Storm Sunday: Christian Tomas

Welcome to Wakanda by Christian Tomas

This amazing artwork, titled “Welcome to Wakanda,” was created by Christian Tomas as a going away present for Yours Truly. I was checking my Facebook account after WonderCon ended and saw this on my “wall” and was so moved. Receiving this gift was the best way to wrap up an already powerfully uplifting weekend. Thank you, Tomas for your creation! I love it very much!

Christian got the tiara perfectly, didn’t forget the ruby and gave the cape a fantastic billowing quality.  His rendition of her hair is unique and we can see one of her lightning earrings within the whiteness.  I also enjoy his use of light and shadow.  This is a stellar piece of artwork and I am very grateful for such a creative gift!

Heroic Tarot: Countdown To The Future!

Three Decks for Heroic Tarot

There’s only two weeks left until Yours Truly will be adventuring outside of San Francisco!  Below I have listed the days and times I have available before I leave town!  I have added extra days so you have more choices than ever!  If you have always wanted to obtain a Heroic Tarot reading for yourself or a loved one, now is the time to act!  I have learned new techniques, have new reviews on Yelp, and won Best of WonderCon Floor this past weekend!  Allow me to assist you in refining your passions, purpose and potential!  All readings take place at Swankety Swank on 289 Divisadero St (between Haight & Page).  Call 415-932-6615 or email HeroicTarot(at)gmail(dot)com to schedule an appointment!  Walk ins are welcome!

Heroic Tarot Hours for April 2011

Monday the 11th:  2, 3 & 4pm

Thursday the 14th:  DIVISADERO CORRIDOR ARTWALK!  Appointments at 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9pm.  I will also be giving 20 minute readings for $20 from 5-9pm.

Friday the 15th:  4, 5 & 6pm.

Saturday the 16th:  3 & 4pm.

Sunday the 17th:  4, 5 & 6pm.

Monday the 18th:  2, 3 & 4pm.

Friday the 22nd:  4, 5 & 6pm.

Sunday the 24th:  3, 4, 5 & 6pm.

And that is it for the foreseeable future!  I will keep you all updated as to when and where I go next!

Blessing to you all!



All Pros, No Cons; Simply Wonder Full!

Holdin' Court

This past weekend I worked my stuff at the Writers Old Fashioned table, selling Princess Witch Boy comics and candles, and giving Heroic Tarot readings at WonderCon 2011!  The awesome science-fiction/pop culture blog io9 named my X-Men Tarot “Best of WonderCon Floor”!  That’s me sandwiched in between mainstream movies Green Lantern and Sucker Punch (scroll down for my super cheesy photo) in the title!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the booth and made a purchase or just said hello!   I enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces and met a ton of new ones!  Here’s some highlights from my experience!

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