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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 TheGoldenOne
Why? -___________-
Posted by Sir_Deadpool

@jhazzroucher: me too.. the whole cover looks great

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt
@TheGoldenOne said:
Why? -___________-
Because Marvel hates you, and everyone with a soul. 
Posted by jhazzroucher

@Sir_Deadpool said:

@jhazzroucher: me too.. the whole cover looks great

Acuña's art is impressive

Posted by Edgeworth_11

What happened to Thor???

And geez man, AVENGERS STOP TAKING X-MEN!!

Posted by bballaag

Ehhhh i'm not a huge fan of her... Maybe she will do good for them?

Posted by Wattup

Guys, I don't want to thread-jack but I just wanted to say...I'VE JOINED THE AVENGERS, TOO!!! 8 )

Posted by Billy Batson

we so excited.
BB

Posted by xxtonezxx

Seems like the Avengers are getting stronger with this acquisition. Awesome indeed.

Posted by Whoa

@Mr. Kamikaze said:

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.

^This.

The X-Men have seemed to move toward a direction that I no longer see befitting to Storm. This seems like a great step forward for her character and a much deserved step forward after the feeling of oppression Storm has been struck with in the X-Men comics lately.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Queen Ororo said:

I wanted Storm to be more significant but not like this. I've waited all my life for Storm to get her big break but becoming an Avenger only to fill a spot at a time where so many Avengers have been haphazardly chosen doesn't really do it for me. I loved Marvel Adventures: Avengers because Storm was not only an Avenger but a founding member. I'm waiting for the X-Men to give Storm that push that she deserves. Why does everything have to be "Wolverine and the X-Men" what about "Storm and the X-Men"? What about that? She's not even leading a good team of Avengers...there's a bunch of scrubs on that team. Jubilee is a vampire for godsakes....

To be fair

She's not even leading a team....at all. Cap is.

Vision is the only real scrub on the team. most of the other members have been at the super-hero game longer than Storm has.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Wattup said:

Guys, I don't want to thread-jack but I just wanted to say...I'VE JOINED THE AVENGERS, TOO!!! 8 )

RUN!!!!!!! BENDIS IS GONNA GET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by WonderBoy1132

WOOT thats exciting!

Posted by Wattup

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Wattup said:

Guys, I don't want to thread-jack but I just wanted to say...I'VE JOINED THE AVENGERS, TOO!!! 8 )

RUN!!!!!!! BENDIS IS GONNA GET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you kidding? I can't wait to be in a box and talking about how everyone was up in arms when I joined the team or mindlessly droning on about Ghostbusters during a fight scene!

Posted by Whoa

While I'm excited for Storm's character, all this talk about BENDIS frightens me Lol :D

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@Wattup said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Wattup said:

Guys, I don't want to thread-jack but I just wanted to say...I'VE JOINED THE AVENGERS, TOO!!! 8 )

RUN!!!!!!! BENDIS IS GONNA GET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you kidding? I can't wait to be in a box and talking about how everyone was up in arms when I joined the team or mindlessly droning on about Ghostbusters during a fight scene!

what about the constant yiddish?!? YOU CAN'T FORGET THE CONSTANT YIDDISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by moywar700

I want to buy the avengers only because of storm

Posted by Mega_spidey01

looks like might not count out storm and panther relationship just yet. i might actually read the avengers book besides new avengers.

Posted by The Mast

No, I get it. Because, really, it's not enough to have one X-Man on a million teams.

Whatever happened to being a team member? The uniqueness of teams is gone now. It bothers me. It reminds me of the current tag team situation in professional wrestling. Back in the day, there were teams. TEAMS, you see. Same uniform, teamwork, etc. Now they throw together whoever. That's what Marvel are doing.

I understand G-Man's prior point about how it's best to just have a massive group, ONE roster of The Avengers that can pick and choose which members to use and where, as opposed to all the teams. That's not happening, though, and it certainly shouldn't include X-Men.

Oh, well. Another title to drop.

Posted by mikeclark1982

in memphis, we have a saying: everyone knows someone who worked at fedex. in the marvel universe, it is everyone knows someone who is an avenger. which x-man will possess an avengers card next? cyclops? rogue? MAGNETO?

Posted by scourgeoftherealworld

sigh........... i miss the AVENGERS

Posted by Wattup

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Wattup said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Wattup said:

Guys, I don't want to thread-jack but I just wanted to say...I'VE JOINED THE AVENGERS, TOO!!! 8 )

RUN!!!!!!! BENDIS IS GONNA GET YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you kidding? I can't wait to be in a box and talking about how everyone was up in arms when I joined the team or mindlessly droning on about Ghostbusters during a fight scene!

what about the constant yiddish?!? YOU CAN'T FORGET THE CONSTANT YIDDISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oye. You try schlepping around NYC and taking on Skrulls. Oye.

Edited by Mbecks14

@scourgeoftherealworld said:

sigh........... i miss the AVENGERS

This!

Posted by butterflykyss

@mikeclark1982 said:

in memphis, we have a saying: everyone knows someone who worked at fedex. in the marvel universe, it is everyone knows someone who is an avenger. which x-man will possess an avengers card next? cyclops? rogue? MAGNETO?

OMG ur from Memphis??? Me too I was born and raised there. And yes everyone does know someone who has worked at fedex. But it doesn't sound like you fancy the announcement about Storm. I am ecstatic about it!!! :D

Posted by Abriel

For all those lamenting this little change....relax. Ororo will join the Avengers, get the spotlight put on her for one issue and then only one issue, and then since her first name isn't Jessica she'll become wallpaper for the rest of the time Bendis has to keep her an Avenger via editorial mandate.

I'm not happy either but not because I don't think she'd be a good fit. She would. It's because she's yet another strong female character who will get turned into furniture because Bendis wouldn't want a female character around as competition for attention from his babies Spider-Woman and Jessica Jones. See also: Wasp, Mockingbird, Ms. Marvel, other heroines Bendis doesn't praise in his Tweets constantly.

Posted by Antonio_Blackheart

kool

Posted by THUNDERBOLT30

YYYYAAAAHHHH :-)!!! I'm excited about it! I follow the mutants and the inhumans so this will be cool to be able to add the Avengers title to my monthy purchases. I think it's about time Storm got some exposure (this is either 3 or 4 titles for her now), and it could also be great for her to some outside of X-Men and Black Panther. I don't see why her role in comics needs to be limited to either. I liked Bendis's work on Ultimate X-Men and he handled that version of Storm pretty well IMO. I haven't read his work on Avengers recently to know why his work seems to be hated so much but I'll leave that decision to when I read his presentation of Storm. In any case, I am very happy with this for now :-D.

Posted by difficlus

HATE THE COSTUME!! i mean really...?

Posted by THUNDERBOLT30

@difficlus said:

HATE THE COSTUME!! i mean really...?

Agreed! I have been wanting her to get a new costume for the longest. She, along with Magneto, Emma, Shadow Cat, Cyclops and Wolverine, along with a few others, are in desperate need of a wardrobe makeover....I do like the picture though.

Posted by jhazzroucher

I like her costume. I just want to change the black colors to red and Storm would look awesome.

Posted by Vance Astro

She's been wearing that costume for how long now?

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Posted by Sammo21

Avengers always had a huge roster of reserves, so as long as its fun and well written Im for almost anything.

Posted by Hector

Hell yeah!

Posted by THUNDERBOLT30
@jhazzroucher said:


                    I like her costume. I just want to change the black colors to red and Storm would look awesome.

                   

               
I like it too but she has had this uniform for YEARS. They have went back and forth with the uniform she had post X-treme X-Men that was featured in uncanny/black panther/ to the one she acquired during WAP, and this is going back like 5 years+. I liked what they did with Dazzler's and Rogue's uniforms, and Astonishing is offering some potentially decent looks for Ororo.  
Posted by Stormultt

@lazystudent said:

@Stormultt: iam aloud to have an opinion , you dont have to agree. I just dont think she deserevs a place especialy when shes been a bit part player for the xmen so far this year. Sure they may envolve her more but thats the fault of the past xteams writters more than anything else.

Did i say you couldn't have an opinion? No.

You and your opinion are welcome to take a seat anywhere you like and express it as much as you want.

Fact is she deserves this, The only thing to worry about is her under the pen of Bendis. She deserves to be front and center of MU.

Posted by Peregrine

Well she was already a member of the marvel Adventures Avengers, guess they decided to make it official in 616

Posted by THUNDERBOLT30

Hmmm....totally forgot about that title.

Posted by GREGalicious

If the AVENGERS are considered Earth's mightiest heroes then STORM definitely belongs there!! Im excited!

Posted by Vance Astro
@GREGalicious said:

If the AVENGERS are considered Earth's mightiest heroes then STORM definitely belongs there!! Im excited!

Only because Thor isn't on the team anymore.
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Posted by jhazzroucher

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@jhazzroucher said:
I like her costume. I just want to change the black colors to red and Storm would look awesome.
I like it too but she has had this uniform for YEARS. They have went back and forth with the uniform she had post X-treme X-Men that was featured in uncanny/black panther/ to the one she acquired during WAP, and this is going back like 5 years+. I liked what they did with Dazzler's and Rogue's uniforms, and Astonishing is offering some potentially decent looks for Ororo.

I like it and believe it's the black color of her costume (sometimes it's painted as blue which is better) that doesn't make it look better.

Posted by Lt_Cmdr_Kicker

They shooda picked Iceman.. However, Storm is a good choice. Does anyone else notice the fact there is a Vision standing with them? Does this issue occur after Fear Itself or what? & I think if Storm is gonna be on the team it wood make much sense for T'Challa to be on as well.

Posted by butterflykyss

@Lt_Cmdr_Kicker said:

They shooda picked Iceman.. However, Storm is a good choice. Does anyone else notice the fact there is a Vision standing with them? Does this issue occur after Fear Itself or what? & I think if Storm is gonna be on the team it wood make much sense for T'Challa to be on as well.

T'challa, from what I hear, will be on the team too!! So I am excited!!!! :D Can't wait for January!!

Posted by jhazzroucher

Ororo Munroe forever!!!!!

Posted by butterflykyss

@jhazzroucher said:

Ororo Munroe forever!!!!!

BEAUTIFUL POST JHAZZ!!! LOVES IT!!!

Posted by THUNDERBOLT30
@jhazzroucher
Now these are looks I think would be good for her to move toward. I think Marvel tries to hang on too much to her classic look, which is actually one of my favorite, a little too much. The Ebony Cover with the storm bakcground would be a pretty bada$$ look for her. Makes me think of her 90's look with the shoulder pads. 
Posted by jhazzroucher

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@jhazzroucher: Now these are looks I think would be good for her to move toward. I think Marvel tries to hang on too much to her classic look, which is actually one of my favorite, a little too much. The Ebony Cover with the storm bakcground would be a pretty bada$$ look for her. Makes me think of her 90's look with the shoulder pads.

I like Storm's costume on the second image, but with a cape still.

Posted by EdwardWindsor

@Stormultt said:

@lazystudent said:

@Stormultt: iam aloud to have an opinion , you dont have to agree. I just dont think she deserevs a place especialy when shes been a bit part player for the xmen so far this year. Sure they may envolve her more but thats the fault of the past xteams writters more than anything else.

Did i say you couldn't have an opinion? No.

You and your opinion are welcome to take a seat anywhere you like and express it as much as you want.

Fact is she deserves this, The only thing to worry about is her under the pen of Bendis. She deserves to be front and center of MU.

Firstly stop dressing your opinions as facts, in your view she may deserve a place on the team but its not fact that she does. I have stated why my view is such and others have agreed. Simple facts are that Strom hasnt been a major player of a decent plotline in a longtime. Shes been barely feauturing in a the xtitlles in which she used to be a prominant figure. Simply puting someone in the prime team of the marvel universe becasue she hasnt been used well or written well recently doenst seem like a good idea to me.

Posted by Hawkeye446

Wow! Excited for her. Obviously Marvel has decided that instead of having her in the background because the writers don't know how to use her. Hopefully she will make the book more interesting as well, I still haven't read it since #11 :S

Posted by butterflykyss

@THUNDERBOLT30 said:

@jhazzroucher: Now these are looks I think would be good for her to move toward. I think Marvel tries to hang on too much to her classic look, which is actually one of my favorite, a little too much. The Ebony Cover with the storm bakcground would be a pretty bada$$ look for her. Makes me think of her 90's look with the shoulder pads.

I actually like the second look without the cape. Is this a real Ebony Cover or was it photoshopped?

Edited by Hawkeye446

@Nobody said:

@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.

You are right, those characters don't match their teams. BUT, Storm isn't being over-exposed. She hardly gets a line in any of the X-Men books. They only have her as a gimmick of popularity. At least Strom will get to do something in this.

Edit:

@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.

However, that is a good point. He sucks and will probably abuse her... Oh..... :(