Marvel Comics forecast calls for new Storm standalone series

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Apr 29, 2021, 4:50 PM EDT (Updated)

Fans of X-Men's Storm may have reason to celebrate – because the forecast says this iconic Marvel character is heading back to a comic book shelf near you very soon.

Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates pretty much confirmed that artist Jen Bartel is working on a new Storm title for Marvel Comics, after Coates teased a “collaboration” on Twitter during New York Comic Con.

Coates added further confirmation when he re-tweeted journalist Dawn Fallik, who said that Coates “is writing a Storm solo comic book” with Bartel. (That story later ran on And if we needed any more proof, Bartel then re-tweeted the exchange herself.

The news is a huge ray of sunshine for all the Ororo Munro fans out there, especially the ones who had previously used the hashtag #SaveStorm when it was rumored that plans for a solo series would be canceled in 2014.

Storm ended up getting her standalone treatment thanks to Greg Pak and Victor Ibáñez, and it ran for 11 issues between 2014-2015. Since then, she was seen in Coates’ first Marvel series, Black Panther, as she was married to the title character, T’Challa, for a while.

There has been no official word from Marvel yet, so as of now, so we’re taking the author’s word for it. But the next question – which we’ve long debated – is when the hell is Storm going to get her own movie?

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