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storm #1

Storm #1

It's hard to believe that Ororo Munroe, one of the most powerful members of the X-Men and master of the weather, has had to wait so long to get a solo ongoing series. The first issue introduces us to Storm in her current role as Headmistress of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Writer Greg Pak quickly and effectively reveals Storm's inner conflict, the struggle between her incredible power and fury, and her desires to be a force for good in the world. After saving a village from a tsunami, anti-mutant sentiment from the government and a local corporation force her away and back to the school, where a student calls her out as a hypocrite. Troubled, Storm chooses to return to the village she saved and help with repairs, only to end up escalating the conflict there.

Storm's position as a leader forces her to choose between
the good that she can do immediately and the good she can do through political maneuvering. I found the pacing in this issue a little fast, leaving little time to explore Storm's problems and decisions, but it does set up some interesting conflicts for Storm. It's a decent first issue, but it will need to tell some longer, deeper stories to keep me reading.

Favorite Moment: I let the storm carry me all night.
- Marla

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