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Storm Joins the Avengers

The mutant goddess is finally becoming one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

More news from New York Comic Con. Despite Storm agreeing to side with Cyclops after X-Men: Schism, it looks like she's joining the Avengers.

Starting in January's Avenger #19, written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Daniel Acuña, the mutant goddess will have to juggle her time between the X-Men and Avengers. When will she find time to spend with her husband? Actually, when was the last time they actually spent any time together?

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Posted by revbucky


Posted by luiti1

welcome storm:)

Edited by butterflykyss
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous


Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

I am actually okay with this....the X-Men need to start socializing a bit more, and Storm, in my opinion, hasn't fit in with the current direction of X-Men for a while now. It's time she moves on.

Posted by G-Man

@butterflykyss: Thanks. We actually get a completely different level of traffic on the news page. Some people strictly go there while others mainly go to the forums. As long as word gets out, that's what's important.

Edited by daredevil21134

This could be great for her

Edited by butterflykyss

@G-Man: OK cool thanks didn't realize there were circumstances when something was previously posted the latter post could still stay up, I was told by a mod the contrary. But this is good to know. Thanks again :)

Posted by lykopis

That's great! About time - another X-Man to get some respect. :)

Posted by igbarriga

Ororo is looking so badass!

Posted by NyxEquitis

Hmm, very interesting...

(and when was she with her husband last? lol)

Edited by shockwave632
Posted by The_Martian

This is pretty stupid. They should have just kept her with Black Panther if they were just going to keep bouncing her around. Way to over expose another character Marvel.

Posted by butterflykyss

@Nobody: Storm is by no way over exposed, even within the X-books as of late. This is good for her the character. I, as well as the other Raindrops, are fairly pleased!

Posted by G-Man

@butterflykyss: It's my job to get the news out to people. I love when you guys show enthusiasm and want to spread the word as well. But if something is posted in the forums, I can't attach it to the news page. This is big news. People are either gonna love it or hate it.

Posted by butterflykyss

@G-Man: I agree I'm really excited and pumped!!! No worries!

Posted by Man of Lengend

did everyone miss the cover for the issue before this .... black panther is part of the avengers again. also i think this is a great idea.

Posted by MyraMyraMyra

Don't care much about the Avengers, but it's great that Storm is finally getting something to do. She deserves to be upgraded to the big league.

Edited by Man of Lengend

black panther is part of the team

Posted by butterflykyss

@NyxEquitis: In new york city, the man without fear.. :)

Posted by MagmaGazer


Posted by The_Martian

@butterflykyss said:

@Nobody: Storm is by no way over exposed, even within the X-books as of late. This is good for her the character. I, as well as the other Raindrops, are fairly pleased!

Of course not. Cause appearing on the Avengers and the X-Men along with Black Panther(if that ever happens again) is totally plausible. When happened to the good old days when characters appeared on one team and then maybe one book of their own. We actually saw characters who weren't getting used appearing on teams. There are tons of characters I would love to see on the Avengers who actually belong there, but instead we get Wolverine, Spider-Man, and now Storm. Not to mention Luke Cage and Thing on the other Avengers. It also appears that Dr. Strange and Iron Fist will soon be on two teams as well.

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

@Man of Lengend: Well now im not as interested...every time they do something new with Storm, they instantly shackle her to her husband. She is more than capable a character to stand alone without the help of Panther, they should just leave Panther where he is and let Storm go Avenging solo.

Posted by GothamRed

so are they trying to get all the most popular x-men off the consistently sinking, resurfacing, then sinking again boat that is the x-men?

Posted by soccersss

Storms better off staying with the x-men imo. Like someone else already said she barely has enough time for her husband as it is. Nevertheless Storm would b a valuable addition to the avengers.

Posted by jubilee042

i am so happy but sad cause i fear they won't characterize her properlyiam 60% to 40% happy and sad

Posted by ambigu0us

Wait, the Vision is back on the team too?!

Posted by longas91

omg YES! i <3 Storm and she can be in all my comic issues if she wants!

Posted by butterflykyss

@Nobody: Well.. I guess the good 'Ol days are over, because the only over-exposed people that come to mind for me are Wolverine and Deadpool. Those are the only people I tend to ever see on the cover of comics when I visit a comic store. Again, Storm as of here recently has not been utilized at all, outside of being a background lightning lass character, in X-men. Black panther comics are not even in circulation anymore. She appeared maybe two times in the running Man without fear. So over-exposure is a grossly inaccurate depiction on how Storm has been exposed as of recent times. Also, how do you conclude that Storm doesn't belong there? Everything about her makes her over qualified IMO.

Posted by Deadcool


Feels Batman
Posted by The_Martian

@butterflykyss: Joining the Avengers won't be any different for her character use. Bendis is a terrible writer. If he doesn't completely change her personality completely, he will have her there as just fill for the two characters he chooses to be his "spotlight" characters for this run. It's the way he has done every Avengers books. Heck he might do both like he did with Noh-Varr.

Posted by Lonestar88

I'm okay with this.

Posted by The_Martian

@ambigu0us said:

Wait, the Vision is back on the team too?!

Nobody seemed to care about that little bit of info :P

Posted by Shadow_Thief

Kinda makes me wonder if she's still going to wind up working with Wolverine, even though she sided with Cyclops.

Posted by Decept-O

I like this idea. A LOT.

Posted by sora_thekey

I dropped Avengers some time ago... I don't know what to think about this.

Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt

Cool. a suitable replacement for Thor imo.

Hopefully Logan leaves.

Posted by ReVamp

This is horrible. Worst idea ever. Sigh.

Posted by NyxEquitis

@butterflykyss: I see, thanks.

Posted by super_psycho

@ReVamp said:

This is horrible. Worst idea ever. Sigh.

Posted by Vance Astro

I don't have a problem with this because she was already an Avenger in the "Marvel Adventures"  Avengers.

Posted by daredevil21134

@ReVamp said:

This is horrible. Worst idea ever. Sigh.


Posted by Bestostero

Storm is one of those iconic characters, she definitely fits the team! And its about time she actually have Black Panther around her for once.

Posted by Benzo

It should have been Iceman instead! :(

Posted by butterflykyss

@NyxEquitis: No prob :)

Posted by Fluke-buddha
@Benzo said:

It should have been Iceman instead! :(

Posted by butterflykyss

@Nobody: I have heard that Bendis is horrible, but I will hold my thoughts until I read the issues. That said, regardless of Bendis, I think its great for Storm and her RAINDROPS she is a confirmed new Avenger. I will be buying can't wait!

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Ever since they made her part of the Avengers in the Marvel Adventures comic I thought she would be a perfect fit. I am happy with this idea. I also like the Beast on the Avengers, hope they keep that too.

Marvel Adventures The Avengers #38
Posted by butterflykyss


Posted by Vance Astro

Before you all get excited remember that Brian Michael Bendis is writing this.