Storm #3

Storm #3

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Scott Hepburn, David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 24, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
6.7Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

• Long ago, after she was worshipped as a goddess on the plains of Africa, Storm was stripped of her mutant powers and fell into deep depression. A brilliant inventor named Forge came to her rescue and nursed her back to health, showing her that she is so much more than her superhuman abilities. And a romance blossomed between them. But it was a love made to be broken...
•  Now, years later, Storm has the powers and stature of a goddess once more, and she is reunited with Forge. But what does fate have in store for the pair this time?
Rated T+

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 24, 2014

    Storm #3 continues to throw Ororo back out into the world where she can do what she does best. Some want a linear story or some big plot to unfold, but honestly that is not necessary with a series like this. If there is one along the way, it will be because that is the direction she needs to take. Though to think Storm can't just be a person trying to save the world one situation at a time is just not the way to go about approaching this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Sep 26, 2014

    While artist David Yardin delivers a beautiful cover, the interior art is a little less satisfying. Hepburn and Baldeon are a distinct stylistic shift from previous issues, which in and of itself is a little jarring. Even more jarring is the stylistic differences between the artists themselves. Both Hepburn and Baldeon deliver solid pencil work throughout, but the noticeable differences in facial anatomy and varying attention to detail are unnecessarily distracting. To her credit, colorist Rosenberg does a good job of creating visual unity through soft, painterly application of color and beautiful uses of lighting, making for an otherwise cohesive reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 16, 2014

    The main story itself about trying to bring rain to Kenya isn't a bad one, but it plays in that loose area where you know it can be done with the people involved but it falls into that area of should it be done. It keeps it all very simple when discussed between the main parties involved and it does come to a resolution, but it just rings too simple and too hollow. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Cassandra Clarke Sep 26, 2014

    A clever twist of old Storm myth, "Storm" #3 is a tale to read in a sitting and then leaf through old "Uncanny" volumes in the back of your dusty basement (or I guess online account because that is a thing these days). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 27, 2014

    I want a story where Pakcan really sink his teeth into Storm, where she does something that grows her own character. This is a fine comic so far, but Pakcould be doing a lot more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Sep 29, 2014

    Rather than moving forward and redefining herself, issue #3 had Storm moving backward and revisiting her past, which I understand can be necessary for growth. It's very possible that Pak believed settling an old grudge with Forge and shedding the "goddess" persona Kenyans once worshipped were important milestones in Ororo's development, though I still wish there had been more to the story for us, as readers, to sink our teeth into. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Latest Pull - Gunner Lahaise Sep 26, 2014

    I wanna like this series, I really do. But Pak is not making this easy. Storm over the past few years just doesn't seem to be herself. This solo series and Storm really need a clear direction or they're just not gonna survive. I can get past horrible art if the writings top notch, but that's just not the case here. Make me care about her! Seriously Pak, Storm is an incredible character who deserves a great series. Also, let's have a story arc of 4 to 6 issues rather than one offs. That way we can really get invested in her and get to know her a bit better. Storm has a lot of potential to have compelling stories, but who's gonna wait around for this series to finally find a direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Oct 10, 2014

    An OK-ish filler issue.

  • 6.0
    JBL Reviews Sep 25, 2014

    I wish I liked this. I don't.

  • 6.0
    D3IM2NTEII Nov 22, 2014

    This issue was disappointing, but fans of the Storm-Forge romance will be at ease here. She finally encounters her former lover after so many years. She travels back to Africa - the place where she was once worshiped as a Goddess. It is interesting to see how times have changed. Is she worshiped and adored now? However the artwork is perhaps the biggest let down of them all, it does not capture Storm and her personality as well as it should. Yet there are some standout panels with Storm and her powers. The storyline is thin, and appears as more of a filler, yet this is not the worst comic I've ever read.

  • 7.0
    Rotivv Feb 1, 2015

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