Storm #2

Storm #2

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Victor Ibanez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 20, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

• STORM is on a mission to use her extraordinary powers for the betterment of not just mutantkind, but the entire world.
•  When wayward youth start disappearing from the streets of New York, Storm is reminded of her own past as a thief and decides to investigate.
•  But little does she suspect that the culprit behind the disappearances is one of her oldest foes: CALLISTO!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Norrin Powell Aug 26, 2014

    This issue shows done-in-ones are not only possible, but can be great! Though the focus of this main character is an amazing black woman, I believe this book can be enjoyed by people of all colors, nationalities, ages, and both genders. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 20, 2014

    Storm #2 is a step in the right direction and gives us the best of both worlds with Ororo. Hopefully we don't lose this type of storytelling for action because Greg Pak proves that fighting isn't always necessary. In this capacity we better connect with Storm and that's most necessary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Aug 22, 2014

    Artist Ibanez proves himself a highly competent storyteller through his clean line work and page designs. He has this incredible knack for making Ororo look absolutely statuesque, both in and out of costume, emphasizing the true strengths of this character even when she isnt at her strongest. With colorist Ruth Redmonds alternating use of warm earth tones and cool blue palettes, this is a solid visual reading experience from the first page to the last. Another satisfying offering from this creative team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 23, 2014

    It doesn't seem like Pak is trying to set the world on fire with his Storm. That's both a good and bad thing. He's writing a great Storm. The character is confident and awesome. She's a heroine through and through. But that kind of means she doesn't have anywhere to go. What lessons does Storm have to learn? What growth does she have to experience? Is Pak just going to keep writing done-in-one adventures with Storm? I'm not complaining, I'm just hoping he has more planned for the series. I've never been much of a Storm fan, but this is an enjoyable comic, so I'll probably keep reading. Ibanez seems game to draw whatever, and draw it well. So let's see you boys pick up the pace! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 9, 2014

    Overall, it's a solid issue, though one that again stands alone. Hopefully we have something a bit more far reaching coming up in addition to Ororo figuring out what she wants to be. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Aug 21, 2014

    Like most elements of this issue, the social commentary in this issue is on a much smaller scale than it is in the first issue, but it still deals with the issue of disenfranchisement. It's hard to actually discuss this without spoiling the resolution to the issue's conflict, and considering that this is a one shot, that's not something I want to do for those who have yet to read it. What I will say, however, is that, personally, I appreciate its conclusion. Many readers probably will as well, though it's subtle enough that readers can choose to simply ignore it in favor of just reading a straight up superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Aug 22, 2014

    Definitely a series I would recommend to someone who is tired of the same-old over-blown and almost melodramatic superhero saga-fixation that is the status quo. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 21, 2014

    It's a perfectly fine read, but it's still not clear what this series can offer over the long-term taht various other X-books can't. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 22, 2014

    Though Pak and Ibaez's "Storm" #2 could use a bit more pop, it's a strong (if safe) start to a long overdue series for the character. These first issues feel like a solid base on which to build a book with long-range plans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    D3IM2NTEII Nov 22, 2014

    This issue was a great read. We see Storm encounter a long time enemy, Callisto, in the sewers of New York City. There is also an insight into Storm's origins too, and how her past experiences have impacted her to this day. The storyline in and artwork in this issue are brilliant.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 23, 2014

    Decent if not stellar story. Hoping issue 3 digs in and gets things really going

  • 3.5
    Jenesis Aug 20, 2014

    Take issue #1, add a make-out session with Logan and you have issue #2, with Callisto added. Even the clean-up near the end is similar. Story: This issue gives no clear direction to the series than Ororo lamenting her past, getting involved in something not in her sphere of influence, apologizing, and helping to clean the mess. The revisit with Callisto was fun to see, as was her ability to not get immediately trounced by Storm. There were parts of their interaction that seem to indicate they had not seen one another since roughly the Mutant Massacre Redux during the Joe Mad years which would be erroneous. There were a few moments of "Hell yeah" and "bad girl" comments that even for a character running through a regression and progression as Storm is seemed out of place verbalizing. The art was well done. Ibanez has some panel to panel issues and consistency issues with rendering but his Storm still has a real-type of body and Callisto looked just as natural as Ororo. There is a grunge factor to his lines which is both within the house style and a little skewed from the norm which is appreciated. The inking is a little inconsistent with heavy and thick lines making some panels seem muddy and the coloring is a little muted and flat. Colors appear as if each tone is mixed with sepia. All in all this is not a horrible issue, but for so many beats to be repeated in issue 2 and for there to be no real lack of future forward motivation this series seems to be in trouble already. If you are not a fanatic of Storm you can easily pass on this series, or you can wait for the first or second trade and get the entire series once it wraps up.

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Aug 24, 2014

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Feb 1, 2015

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