Storm #1

Writer: Ann Nocenti Artist: Sid Kotian Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 24, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
5.8Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

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 more

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 24, 2023

    Storm #1 is cluttered with forced dialogue, 90s character tropes, and surface-level entertainment. The story itself is almost nonexistent while it felt like a summary/ bio-pic of who the character is until the final five pages when a new character was introduced. If you came looking for the current era Storm, you came to the wrong book. If you love the character, I dont even know if youd like the issue. The story is flat and the characterizations were so overdone that they almost appeared comical for the time period. There was very little plot to further the story and the art was lacking, to say the least. Id stay clear of this series unless youre a diehard Storm fan or collector in love with the mutant weather goddess. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 24, 2023

    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. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo May 24, 2023

    There's a lot to like about seeing Storm get a book of her own. She's a great character, and there's nothing better than getting to see her wrestle with philosophy and the implications of her powers. Still, the story feels somewhat repetitive and the art is likely going to be a controversial element.Storm#1 is definitely worth the read, but it isn't going to be a world-breaker. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 24, 2023

    Storm #1 is a throwback to the X-Men of the 1980s, and writer Ann Nocenti leans hard into the melodrama that defined the series during that era, with interpersonal conflict around every corner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 29, 2023

    Storm #1 did not engage me, and I struggled to connect to the content. If you read X-Men titles in the 80s, then this will be enjoyable for you. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 31, 2023

    Storm #1 is a stormy issue to get through. Terribly stiff dialog, a script that's almost all setup with very little plot during an established period in X-Men history, and art that's passable in some spots and amateurish in others. If Marvel intended to give Storm a moment to shine in her own series, the forecast calls for gloomy with a good chance of disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Out of Gluck Jul 1, 2023

    Normally not into flashback series. Surprised by the criticism-- it's extremely Claremontian set in the Claremont era. Logo of the book is Storm's best logo ever. Art is neither great nor bad. Subplots have been seeded. Quite impressed with Nocenti's work here.

  • 6.0
    Amazing Psycamorean May 31, 2023

    This issue is more bland than anything.

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  • 6.0
    ComicWorm May 26, 2023

    Boring and messy. Also poor art direction.

  • 5.5
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 16, 2024

    "Written by Ann Nocenti" has become a synonym for "acquired taste." "Retro throwback comic" is another audience-narrowing term. And the wild art doesn't help. I'm using "wild" in a mostly-negative sense; the artist hits some bullseyes--but just as often, they miss the target entirely.

    This book has a very niche audience that'll find it delightful. I'm not in the niche, and I think for the rest of us, this struggles to reach average.

  • 4.5
    Jawsh Jun 2, 2023

    Complete missed opportunity.

  • 2.5
    thecimmerian May 25, 2023

    This writer makes Tini Howard read like Tolstoy in comparison and the art is sinfully bad. Yes, Nocenti is a legend, but maybe her time is past. Frank Miller comes to mind. Co-writing is best for her now. This was awful. After I read it I couldn't tell you what it was about and that's never a good thing. Mohawk Storm deserves so much more than this. Does marvel not realize how many fans this version of the character has? A bunch less now I'll wager.

  • 1.5
    fzanca May 27, 2023

    I am a huge Storm fan. I didn't love the Mohawk time in her career, but I did like the story behind it. Her taking over leadership of the Morlocks and the knife fight with Calisto. However, this is not Storm. She is constantly yelling at Kitty, who got Little Mermaid tattoos (the 80s version) in an effort to rebel. That's not Kitty's character either. Storm is wise and calculating, and empathic. She wouldn't treat a friend like that. I could barely get through this issue. I had to go back to it three different times. I would skip this series.

  • 8.5
    Mike Jun 2, 2023

  • 6.0
    Texas VII May 25, 2023

  • 6.0
    KittyNone May 24, 2023

  • 5.5
    Klaushenna Jul 23, 2023

  • 5.5
    Halodystroyer44 May 24, 2023

  • 5.0
    ed1138 May 24, 2023

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