Is it just me or did Marvel choose a bad time to annul T'Challa and Storm's marriage? But what's just as bad to me, is how they've been portrayed as a couple throughout this event. I know it's nothing new, but in this instance it's VERY upsetting.
So I think most would agree that Storm and Black Panther are intelligent, level headed people, with leadership experience on their resume.Thinkings things through before acting should be second nature to a ruling couple of a nation. Call me old fashioned but you would think they would have discussed the situation privately after they heard the news from Cap. You know....communication? Share their opinions of Hope, the current mutant plight, etc and most importantly, the value of Storm siding with the X-Men. Did any of the tie-ins touch on this at all?
Imo, I think BP would support Storm going back to Utopia. As a senior member of the X-Man she would (potentially) have more of an impact on the situation among them as a voice of reason to Cyclops or her other fellow mutants. It's too bad she wasn't a bigger player in this story.
Either way, their marriage should have survived AVX for many reasons.Storm has proven her loyalty/commitment to Wakkanda even though she and T'Challa have had to struggle with other priorities and allegiances of late.
But with MARVEL NOW on the horizon comes a chance to make managing their other commitment's easier. And wouldn't it be great to have seen an Avenger/X-Men couple among the roster of Uncanny Avengers?