If it's because of one character that stopped Marvel from giving Storm her own book, who?

Posted by jhazzroucher (15212 posts) 1 year, 3 months ago

Poll: If it's because of one character that stopped Marvel from giving Storm her own book, who? (12 votes)

Black Panther 50%
Ms Marvel 8%
Thor 17%
All Of The Above 25%

Let's not talk about Marvel not giving Storm her own ongoing comic title because of sales.

I'm not giving the "None" option, since I started the question with an "if"

If it's because of one character that stopped Marvel from giving Storm her own book, who do you think he/she is and why?

Is it because of...

A. Black Panther- because they already started with him to represent the black race.

B. Ms Marvel - because they already started with making her the female face of Marvel

C. Thor - because Thor's powers are similar to Storm's.

D. or all of the above.

#1 Posted by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther, but not because of the reason you stated, but because it did nothing positive for her character. But now Marvel has smartened up, and she is going to be hyper-utilized and exposed to the comic readership in the coming months.

#2 Posted by poisonfleur (2976 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms.Marvel. Apparently they think she has more girl power than Storm.

But let's be honest Storm outranks Ms.Marvel & Black Panther-- So ditch both of their series and make a Storm Solo! BOOM! DC wouldn't play around if they had Storm as a character.

#3 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6151 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Panther doesn't have a solo series just now. How is he stopping Storm from having one, if it actually is something to do with black representation?

#4 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think any of these characters are specific causes for Storm not having a solo book. They're simply established solo characters, while Storm is more associated with the X-Men.

At any rate, Black Panther doesn't have a solo series at the present. Though I really wish Hickman would write one with Epting on pencils!

#5 Edited by chalkshark (1185 posts) - - Show Bio

But the answer is "none of the above". There's not some conscious decision on Marvel's part to give one character a solo book at the cost of another character. With the exception of the Black Panther, the characters you mentioned above debuted in their own titles. Storm debuted as an X-Man. The reason Storm doesn't have her own title is the same reason Nightcrawler, Colossus, Banshee, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Angel, etc don't have their own titles. X-Men are completely defined by being X-men. They largely have no relations outside of the X-Men. It took Wolverine, the most popular X-Man of all time, 8 years to garner his first solo mini-series. Another six to be given a chance to star in his very own series. You could argue that the success of that book should have paved the way to more solo books featuring X-Men, and it did. A fair number of X-Men did get solo mini-series, the sales of which, I assume, weren't substantial enough to warrant graduating to an ongoing series. Storm has been a staple of the X-Men titles since her debut. That's kept her in steady publication for almost 40 years. That's a much more respectable history than a lot of characters get.

#6 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6151 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, why would Captain Marvel being the female face of Marvel stop Storm getting a solo series? It hasn't stopped Red She-Hulk getting one.

#7 Edited by PassionFlower (960 posts) - - Show Bio

This is an absurd and ridiculous question. .

#8 Posted by butterflykyss (3916 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think its either of the characters listed. In fact, it has nothing to do with any fictional character at Marvel and all to do with the editorial staff at Marvel who do not want to see her with her on solo. @chalkshark I understand your statements but that is not all true. Gambit, Rogue, Emma Frost, Mystique, and Dazzler were all defined by their associations with the X-men and were given on-goings. If these characters can get solo titles, why shouldn't Storm have the same opportunity? It really boils down to there not being enough interest in the character on Marvel's end to adequately push or promote such a title.

#9 Posted by Teerack (5423 posts) - - Show Bio

The only character stopping Storm from having her own book is Storm.

#10 Posted by fesak (7033 posts) - - Show Bio

It's because her mini series in the past sold poorly.

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#11 Posted by Eternelle (1070 posts) - - Show Bio

Nobody 'took' her book from her. It's not like the New 52 where there is a set amount of books. If Marvel thought that Storm could sustain her own solo book, she'd have one. It really is as simple as that.

#12 Edited by poisonfleur (2976 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

The only character stopping Storm from having her own book is Storm.

Oh NO You didn't--

#13 Edited by Dernman (14786 posts) - - Show Bio

Storm the answer is Storm

#14 Posted by Toxicant (7 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

The only character stopping Storm from having her own book is Storm.

Quite

#15 Posted by soduh2 (865 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine seems to have control of the mainstream X-men crossover market. Surprised that he Isn't on the list.

#16 Posted by Dernman (14786 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

The only character stopping Storm from having her own book is Storm.

aww man You beat me to it. I didn't see this post. :(

#17 Posted by jhazzroucher (15212 posts) - - Show Bio

I already said "if" guys...

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#18 Posted by jhazzroucher (15212 posts) - - Show Bio

who else?

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#19 Posted by Avenger85 (1611 posts) - - Show Bio

No one else. Storm is the reason that Storm isn't getting aa solo book HAHAHA.

#20 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

Its her fanboys fault :)

#21 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5772 posts) - - Show Bio

None of them really. It's probably because there hasn't been any interest on Marvel's part to give Storm her own solo series, even though Storm is popular enough to possibly earn her own solo series.

#22 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

What is the point of this thread? Why do you blame these specific characters for cock-blocking Storm on a solo title? It's odd to pick out a handful of characters like this as the reason why Storm doesn't get her own book.

#23 Posted by jhazzroucher (15212 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

What is the point of this thread? Why do you blame these specific characters for cock-blocking Storm on a solo title? It's odd to pick out a handful of characters like this as the reason why Storm doesn't get her own book.

indeed, what is the point of you posting on this thread.

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#24 Edited by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

What is the point of this thread? Why do you blame these specific characters for cock-blocking Storm on a solo title? It's odd to pick out a handful of characters like this as the reason why Storm doesn't get her own book.

indeed, what is the point of you posting on this thread.

To provide constructive feedback so you can improve your polls.

#25 Edited by AgeofHurricane (7268 posts) - - Show Bio

They need to establish her as a solo character before giving her a solo series. Current Marvel is too scared/not bothered go in that direction, which is why they've allowed fans to become complacent with her just leading a team/faction--further reinforcing her current position as "Mother of The X-Men" rather than "Storm".

#26 Edited by AgeofHurricane (7268 posts) - - Show Bio

The notion of Storm not receiving a solo series because another character has prevented her from doing so is just...like...i can't even.

"We are people and we are what we choose."

We also have brains.

#27 Edited by Silver_Raven (351 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it's really hard to give a character a solo book that can last and it's even harder because of the things working against her.

Firstly, she is a female, a black person, a leader figure who need followers, a rogue's gallery of friends and enemies, a reason to be on her own, and a creative team that would do her justice. I would love a proper Storm solo book but right now she is where she needs to be and finally getting the spotlight. We had to put up with two decades of her being underused, overlooked and unimportant.

If there ever was a time in the recent past for her to have a solo book it would have been when she was married off to Black Panther. Even though i didn't like that marriage or what it did for her character and involvement in the x-book post Decimation, i still would have liked her to have gotten some focus over there dealing with all her business. We could have seen her deal with Wakandan matters, become a diplomat and travel across the continent doing some good, or connecting with other Marvel heroes and villains. Sadly Black Panther stole all her stories and she was a supporting character in his book. Marvel couldn't even have been decent enough to have both of them share the title and had both their names on the book. It was so apparent she had no power in that relationship or in the marketing of those stories.

So if we are to see a future X-book just for Storm. I would love an origin book detailing her past better than i ever has been before. And i don't consider her mini-series leading up to the wedding was a farce. I want to finally know and see how see first used her powers, and follow her on her journey from Egypt to Kenya. And if she were to have a book set in the future maybe it would be to connect with her relatives and learn about her mystical heritage. I believe Ashake is still in the present collecting dust somewhere. Let them connect and go on a new journey to uncover their history and develop a new Ororo.

#28 Edited by joshmightbe (24697 posts) - - Show Bio

She's had several mini Series in the past, none of them sold well at all, I believe they sold less than the last Howard the Duck series, so no characters are holding her back she just hasn't proven to be a reliable pull on her own.

#29 Posted by Eternelle (1070 posts) - - Show Bio

headdesks

#30 Edited by jhazzroucher (15212 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@fodigg said:

What is the point of this thread? Why do you blame these specific characters for cock-blocking Storm on a solo title? It's odd to pick out a handful of characters like this as the reason why Storm doesn't get her own book.

indeed, what is the point of you posting on this thread.

To provide constructive feedback so you can improve your polls.

I already emphasized that this is an "if" situation. Besides, other viners have given their constructive opinion

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#31 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

@jhazzroucher said:

@fodigg said:

What is the point of this thread? Why do you blame these specific characters for cock-blocking Storm on a solo title? It's odd to pick out a handful of characters like this as the reason why Storm doesn't get her own book.

indeed, what is the point of you posting on this thread.

To provide constructive feedback so you can improve your polls.

I already emphasized that this is an "if" situation. Besides, other viners have given their constructive opinion

I get that it's an if, but it's still a very unusually specific if. Hence my expression of confusion. Why did you choose these specific characters to put forward as possible reasons why Storm somehow doesn't have a solo?

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