Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2015
by Paul in x-axis
Storm‘s second volume, covering issues #6-11, looks to be the end of the series – it could technically be a Secret Wars hiatus, but given the sales, I wouldn’t hold your breath. This, of course, makes it only the latest in a long line of X-Men solo titles to go from launch to scrapheap within a year, an outcome which one can only assume Marvel regards as satisfactory, as otherwise they’d have stopped doing it. The thinking, I suppose, must be that at least they know they’ll get a few months of acceptable sales out of a book like this.
Like many of the characters who wind up in these solo series, Storm was never designed to fill this role; she was conceived as a member of an ensemble cast. More to the point, her roles in that cast have largely been “heart of the team”, “bonding mainstay”, and “emerging (later veteran) leader”. None of this particularly suits her to be a solo lead, since all three roles define her largely in relation to her position in the team.