we joined the #savestorm movement to save the solo comic Storm from cancellation. But the question needs to be answered whether Storm is worth saving. This is often the argument when minority and female-led comics get cancelled, that the comic "just wasn't good enough." Of course, most of the people making these statements have never actually read the comics. They just assume that if the comic was good, it would sell. Since it didn't sell, it couldn't have been good. Never mind the fact that Marvel can release five Wolverine comics at a time without anyone once questioning the quality of the writing, let's tackle this head on. Set aside the fact that cancelling Storm will set a precedent for cancelling other black and female solo comics before they start. Do the reviews justify saving Storm? The answer is yes. Let's start with issue #1.
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- Comic Book Roundup gave it an overall rating of 7.7 out of 29 reviews.
- Newsarama gave Storm #1 a 10/10, saying "[Writer] Pak has written a masterpiece of Ororo rediscovering who she is and what she cares about."
- IGN praised Storm #1, saying "The strong character work and excellent art make it a debut worth checking out."
- Comic Book Resources gave Storm #1 four and a half stars, saying that "Pak, [artist] Ibanez, and [colorist] Redmond have done Ororo great justice in creating such an inspiring, uplifting series for her with befitting subtlety and grace."
- Comic Book Roundup gave #2 an even higher overall rating of 8.0 out of 9 reviews.
- Comic Book Resources gave it three and a half stars, and said, the continued development of Storm in this second issue is strong overall" and "Ibañez's art is even stronger in this issue."
- Geeked Out Nation gave #2 an 8.4, and said, "Storm #2 is a step in the right direction and gives us the best of both worlds with Ororo."
- IGN gave it an 8.5 and said, "Pak shows a firm handle on Storm as a character."
- Den of Geek raved about it, saying, "X-Men's Storm finally has her own comic book, and it's a great one."
Still not convinced? Why not make up your own mind? You can download the first issue of Storm for free on Comixology with the code "stormchasers" until 12/1. And of course, you can buy the latest issue online or in your local comic shop.