(W) Ann Nocenti (A) Geraldo Borges (CA) Alan Davis Rated T+ In Shops: Sep 27, 2023 SRP: $3.99
THE ALL-POWERFUL STORM! STORM is mad as hell, and she’s not going to take it anymore! BLOWBACK’s mind-blowing secret is revealed, as the former X-Man reaches her ultimate breaking point! What are the consequences of Storm’s full power unleashed? You won’t want to miss the climax to the ultimate ORORO MUNROE masterpiece.
(W) Ann Nocenti (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Mike McKone Rated T+ In Shops: Sep 13, 2023 SRP: $3.99
INTRODUCING THE FERAL FIVE! The villainous duet of NADA and NITRO are out to make a choir – by recruiting Captain Marvel’s furious teenage charges! Gifted with incredible dark powers, the Feral Five – siblings Zen, Zane and Zaka, and their intrepid leaders Keziah and Blake – are suddenly finding Nada’s world-ending visions a lot more appealing than Carol Danvers’ goody-two-shoes hero style. Trapped on an alien planet with the man who killed her namesake and besieged by the very people she came to help, has Carol Danvers finally met her match?
(W) Ann Nocenti (A) Sid Kotian (CA) Alan Davis Rated T+ In Shops: Aug 23, 2023 SRP: $3.99
EXIT: STORM??! STORM has walked away from the X-MEN! Ceding her leadership, she must come to grips with the truth of her powers, even as she pursues a new relationship. But is this what BLOWBACK wanted all along, or is there something even more sinister in the undercurrents of this turbulent episode in the saga of ORORO MUNROE?
(W) Ann Nocenti (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Mike McKone Rated T+ In Shops: Aug 09, 2023 SRP: $3.99
WE ALL FALL DOWN! Captain Marvel meets the challenge of a lifetime. When a few gloom and doom teenagers tell the Captain that heroics are a waste of energy on a dying planet, she sets out to prove them wrong – and gets more than she bargained for when they’re all teleported to hostile alien territory! As Spider-Woman seeks help from some of Earth’s greatest heroes, explosive villain NITRO and his spooky alien pal NADA make their move!
(W) Ann Nocenti (A) Geraldo Borges (CA) Alan Davis Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 26, 2023 SRP: $3.99
THE X-MEN VS. BLOWBACK! The X-MEN are alerted to BLOWBACK’S presence, and the classic team of WOLVERINE, ROGUE, COLOSSUS, NIGHTCRAWLER and KITTY PRYDE show up to quell the threat! But does STORM still fit on the team, and will her powers save the day…or doom the mutants?
(W) Ann Nocenti (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Mike McKone (VCA) Jen Bartel, C.F. Villa, Derrick Chew, George Perez, R1c0, Rose Besch Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 05, 2023 SRP: $4.99
EARTH’S MIGHTIEST! After facing off against the Brood with the X-Men and losing someone she holds dear, Carol Danvers needs a break. She’s not about to get it now! A slinky new cosmic threat comes for Earth’s Mightiest, and they know just who to recruit to really wreck Carol’s world – a surprise legacy villain! Join industry legend Ann Nocenti and artist Paolo Villanelli of STAR WARS: BOUNTY HUNTERS fame as they take the torch from Kelly Thompson’s record-breaking run and slingshot Captain Marvel from the Harpswell Sound to the far reaches of the galaxy!
(W) Ann Nocenti (A) Sid Kotian (CA) Alan Davis Rated T+ In Shops: Jun 28, 2023 SRP: $3.99
OUT-OF-CONTROL POWERS VS. AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD ADVERSARY! As ORORO MUNROE tries to balance her responsibilities as leader of the X-MEN, her difficult relationship with KITTY PRYDE and even a NEW LOVE INTEREST, her powers are creating deadly weather that threatens to tear it all asunder! In the eye of the storm is the powerful NEW VILLAIN BLOWBACK – but as Storm summons her strength for their first historic confrontation, will even her best be enough? Continuing the all-new tale set during Storm’s fan-favorite punk-attired days, by legendary Marvel writer/editor Ann Nocenti.
This July, industry legend Ann Nocenti is teaming up with artist Paolo Villanelli to take Carol Danvers on a dangerous quest across the stars in Captain Marvel: Dark Tempest! This grand-scale epic will pit Captain Marvel against classic villain Nitro and a new cosmic mastermind with a devastating plan for the entire universe. This highly-anticipated limited series will launch with a gorgeous variant cover by acclaimed artist Derrick Chew. An explosive pinup of Carol Danvers in her iconic Ms. Marvel costume, this is latest piece by the superstar cover artist as he brings Marvel’s greatest heroes to life with his electrifying talent!
Check it out below and pick up Captain Marvel: Dark Tempest#1 when it hits stands on July 5.
Storm has been an interesting character when it comes to the X-Men. She’s held the spotlight a few times and been a key member for quite some time, but it also feels like she’s either a major player or relegated to the background. Storm #1 kicks off a new miniseries taking place during the early period of her “Punk rock leadership” of the team.
Written by Ann Nocenti, the comic takes us through the major change that Storm has recently gone through as she leads the X-Men against Mystique and her Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. While Storm absolutely deserves a series like this, the execution in storytelling and art is rough delivering a reading experience that’ll leave fans wanting. She’s a great character and this period was an interesting one but overall she deserves far better than this.
Opening with the typical battle against Mystique and her crew, we get the talk of tactics and eventually Mystique and her team are… let go? Yes, defeated, they’re released to terrorize another day. But, you need to do that as Storm immediately begins to critique her teammates and their performance in battle. They don’t head back to the mansion, they do it right there among the rubble and destruction they caused. And after that? A beach day, enjoying the water that’s right there… and everyone has swimsuits handy to use. It all makes little sense and the rather odd, choppy, and at times nonsensical storytelling the comic delivers throughout.
The art by Sid Kotian doesn’t help. It delivers a style that at times warps familiar faces delivering an almost comical art style. It just looks… bad. The comic attempts to go with a retro look in some ways but delivers visuals that range from great to horrible. It’s an inconsistent look that adds to the overall frustration of the comic.
There’s a lot underneath the surface of this comic that could make for a very interesting read. The friction between Storm and Kitty over Storm’s recent changes. The recent introduction of Rogue to the team. Storm having to figure out her role and self while having so much thrown at her. It all has so much potential. Instead, we get a comic that squanders its most interesting aspects for a debut for a character that deserves far better.
Story: Ann Nocenti Art: Sid Kotian Color: Andrew Dalhouse Letterer: Ariana Maher Story: 6.25 Art: 6.0 Overall: 6.15 Recommendation: Pass
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(W) Ann Nocenti (A) Sid Kotian (CA) Alan Davis Rated T+ In Shops: May 24, 2023 SRP: $4.99
STORM FACES THE BLOWBACK OF HER POWERS! ORORO MUNROE, A.K.A. STORM, has been a thief, a goddess and a leader of the X-MEN – and she’s just getting started! With her mutant ability to control the weather bolstered by her top-notch fighting skills, she’s a formidable opponent like no other (as CALLISTO of the MORLOCKS can attest)! But when an elemental power emerges near the XAVIER MANSION, it’ll take Storm to the limit of her powers and beyond! Get ready for an electrifying all-new series showcasing Storm’s days of rocking her mohawk and leading the X-Men, as she faces an ALL-NEW VILLAIN that will threaten to tear her apart from her team… and what she thought she knew about herself!