This coming Wednesday sees the release of Hulk #22 featuring a bevy of Marvel Heroes “Hulked Out.” Written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Ed McGuinness, the comic features a Storm who looks a lot more Worldwide Wrestling Federation than any other versions we’ve seen before. In these preview pages from Comic Book Resources, a Hulked Out Thor is about to layeth the smackdown on the Red Hulk, but Hulked Out Storm interrupts demanding she be recognized as the Goddess of Lightning. I guess Hulked Out Heroes lose their common sense after transforming into blustering behemoths.
That sure is one hell of a costume, eh? I’m guessing that’s supposed to be clouds covering Storm’s lady parts, interspersed with lightning. I do like how the artist has enlarged Storm’s tiara as part of her costume and that she retains her gem at her throat (although it is not connected to anything–perhaps she can hover items around her person due to all of the static electricity that she’s tossing around?) and her bracelets. Regarding the upcoming brouhaha between her and Thor though, does anyone think that she’s really going to win that? As much as Hulked Out Storm may demand she be feted as a Goddess, she isn’t. I just don’t think this is going to end well. However, it sure is nice to see Storm among the handful of heroes chosen to have this kind of exposure in a crossover that isn’t X-Men or Black Panther related. Makes me feel that Storm is part of the Marvel Universe again.