Can STORM live up to expectations?

 I haven't bought a Marvel comic in a long time, but the debut this week of Storm's new ongoing comic by Greg Pak and Victor Ibanez might be more than I can resist...
The sales pitch:

From street urchin in Cairo to the Queen of Wakanda to Headmistress of the Jean Grey School and everything in between – she is a hero with no equal. Her desire to make the world a better place is unmatched, even though that world that hates and fears her. On her mission to spread goodwill and embody Charles Xavier’s dream in her own way, she will stand alongside new faces and familiar friends – and come face to face with more than her share of enemies.
But you cannot stop her any more than you can defeat the wind. She is a force of nature. She is Storm! And the skies will tremble at the sight of their namesake. No fan can afford to miss this eagerly anticipated debut issue – so get swept up as STORM #1 rolls into comic shops and digital devices this July!

Storm is the most enduring black superhero in comics history, and after almost 40 years of waiting, Marvel is finally giving her an ongoing title. In an age where we see both publishers finally taking serious (if somewhat clumsy) stabs at diversity, it's very important that STORM be an awesome book.
Storm #1 arrives in shops this week. So what do you think? You think STORM is gonna live up to expectations?

Samax Amen draws people, places and things for fun and profit. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like Herman Heed, Champion of Children, The Brother and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008. 
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Arkonbey said...

Storm always got better treatment than Wonder Woman but, her own title is long overdue.

samax amen said...

I agree on both counts.

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