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Storm Gold Team Leader by Femmes-Fatales Storm Gold Team Leader by Femmes-Fatales
I really love Storm... and it's no secret! ;)

Though she may be little more than a flying thunderstorm prop these days in comic books, back in the early-'90s Ororo Munroe AKA Storm was the fierce leader of the X-Men's Gold strike team. Though she was ready to give up her life as an X-Man to marry Forge, Storm re-evaluated her life and convictions when Forge receded his proposal becoming more dedicated to Xavier's dream than ever. She took it upon herself to help Bishop adjust to the 20th century and continued to protect the very people who sought to harm her. In one particular instance, Storm prevented the rubble from an exploded building from harming a group of humans who wanted her dead. That's my girl Storm, always being a hero even when she has every right not to be. :)

Though the Jim Lee-tweaked Outback costume was initially used as Storm's costume during the early-'90s and served as the basis for her look on the '90s cartoon, Storm quickly changed her look when John Romita Jr. came on as penciller for Uncanny X-Men. Though the dated shoulder pads stayed, Romita Jr. gave Storm a more contemporary look by giving her a sash, pointed boots and even accessorized her hair with some beads. I've definitely always been a fan of the alterations he made to the costume. It helps that he drew Storm so well. I wanted to capture that particular look for Storm within my own style and I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I also opted for lighter shades for her costume as well if only to cater to those people who don't realize that Storm's costume was actually supposed to be black or silver.

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SVG4911 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Great drawing of Storm! I like the yellow belt she is wearing! Good costume design!
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. The sash is pretty cool.
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Oh, and yes, I have read some classic X-Men. Good stuff, good stuff...
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Forget Storm/Black Panther. I love both of those characters and I'm glad that Ororo's going to be on the Avengers (if the rumors I heard have any truth to them anyway) but that's a couple that I can't really claim to like.

Honestly, I could see Storm/Angel. I get that he's generally with Psylocke, but I could just imagine Angel and Storm you know? One's a goddess, the other's an angel. It just kind of fits, thematically speaking. Not to mention he's flirted with her at least once as I recall...

Anyway, its a nice outfit. One of my favorite of Storms many, many, many, many costumes over the years...
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not really a rumour since Storm joined the Avengers shortly before Avengers vs X-Men. I haven't read the appearances yet (I've been off Marvel for a while... their quality in storytelling is shoddy at best... DC Comics is kind of kicking their butt with their New 52 line of books) but I'm told she does next-to-nothing on the team. Of course, this is nothing new with the Avengers who are known for shoving their female characters off into the corner... and when they do put them in the starring role they end up raped (Ms. Marvel, Mockingbird), crazy (Scarlet Witch) or killed (Wasp... well... not REALLY dead but close enough).

Angel has had many pairings over the years and the comics state that his "true love" was Candy Southern (who was killed by Cameron Hodge). He also flirted HEAVILY with Jean and tried to get with her but ultimately she couldn't really bring herself to date Warren because she recognized that she loved Scott. Warren also dated Alison Blaire (AKA Dazzler) for a short period of time and they actually made a pretty good couple. It's rather hilarious that Betsy took Ali's sloppy seconds. XD They've never really addressed that in comics. I mean, Ali and War were never all that serious and Ali was off in the Mojoverse when Betsy got with him... but they are best friends so I'd love to see them exchange stories. :P

Personally, I've always thought that Storm's most interesting relationships were with Wolverine and Nightcrawler. She's also had a lot of VERY interesting interactions with Cyclops that hinted at there being more than just companionship between them. There was also her... mentorship with Bishop that hinted at much more than that. There's also Forge but he was a douche to her (she forgave him though).
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I'm sorry, but I just find Wolverine/Storm to be so, so, so, gross. For me its just...wrong. Because again, Storm is so regal and beautiful and Wolvie's a short stocky hairy dude. I get some people like that dichotomy but for me its just kind of gross. And honestly, its not just the appearance part but also the personality. Logan's generally kind of crude and rough around the edges and I think that that clashes a little TOO much with Storm's general personality. If we're talking the angry punk Storm with that horrid mohawk from the 80s, then yes, she and Wolverine are perfect for one another. The Storm I generally prefer though...

Funny you mentioned Nightcrawler. I like the idea of him and Storm together as well, mostly because of the hints at it in X2 (far and away one of my favorite comic book movies of all time). So yeah, for me, either Storm/Nightcrawler or Storm/Angel works jut fine.

As for Marvel's storytelling, I've been enjoying what I've read, of course in total fairness, I don't actually read many of their books these days, so I guess I'm not in much of a position to say anything one way or the other. Just that what I have read I've found to be very good and honestly usually better then a good portion of what DC's cranking out these days (not all of it though). Not really anything with the big 3 save X-Force which I actually stopped reading after the awesome Dark Angel saga ended, since there are too many other comics I'm invested in right now and the X-verse can get a little convoluted sometimes.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How much of the X-Men have you read? :P Any classic Claremont? Claremont did a lot of the primary work on Storm's character and we see a lot of heavy flirtation between Ororo and Kurt before Amanda Sefton enters the picture. However, Claremont also did a lot of work on Ororo and Logan as friends. He worked really hard on making them an organic pairing of friends and teammates. Anyone who has read anything Claremont has written with Wolverine knows full well that he's not just crude and rough. He wrote him as a pretty sophisticated samurai-type character. Of course, he did intend Ororo and Logan to be together... at least that's what it seems like since that's what he wrote his a possible future story (same story where it was revealed that Madelyne was the real person Scott loved... not Jean). Of course, it's non-canon so... I mean, Storm is my favourite X-Woman and I'm pretty picky about who I like her with. I recognize that she's not strictly the "goddess" everyone seems to think she is. This is a woman with really rough edges and who spent her years growing up on the streets. The goddess is a fašade. The person underneath is much more street smart and tough. That's the interesting thing about Storm. She talks in an incredibly verbose fashion and she styles herself very sophisticatedly but she's also one of Marvel's greatest thiefs and she ripped out one of Marrow's hearts. XD She also kicked Calisto's ass (and almost killed her)... and also whooped Cyclops' ass. I mean, when it comes to badassery among the X-Men... Storm has it! :P

I love a lot of what DC Comics is putting out right now. It's really well written and they're taking some risks with their story telling. It feels really fresh and it's all very exciting. Batwoman and Wonder Woman in particular are AMAZING and they've continually gotten stellar review after stellar review.
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Never said Storm didn't have an edge. If she didn't I wouldn't like her. I just prefer her with that regal image balancing out her darker side versus again, the b***-on-wheels mohawk Storm from the 80s. Not a good decade for Marvel by and large...

And yes, Logan's got a heart and soul, I recognize that too. But he does still have a dark side. That's the whole point of the character (at least for me). He's a good man at heart, but there's a beast within that he always struggles to contain, and the samurai stuff is part of how he does that. But still. I just find him and Storm as lovers to be kind of gross. Good friends? Fine, I'm totally on board with that. Maybe even a bit of flirting here and there. But out and out romance...*shivers*.

I do happen to greatly enjoy the current Batman and Wonder Woman as well. There just happen to be several stinkers present as well. And as for DC's stated goals of their new universe being more modern, relevant, and diverse? Their success at their stated goals (or lack thereof) is best summed up by this guy: [link]

But yeah, there's some good stuff in the DC reboot. It just doesn't come even remotely close to living up to any of its stated goals at the same time.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the '80s was probably the best decade Marvel has had for the X-Men. It's when Chris Claremont did the bulk of his most iconic work on the X-Men. It's the decade that gave us The Dark Phoenix Saga and solidified Storm's role as the team's leader in Cyclops' absence.

I suppose that means that in general you find Wolverine being with any beautiful woman to be shiver inducing. Which is interesting since he's pretty much never had an ugly lover. He tends to bag some of the most beautiful women in the Marvel Universe.

To be honest, I think a lot of that person's critiques and criticisms are pretty baseless and a little irrelevant. How many characters can you cram into 52 titles? It's impossible to cover that many characters in that short a span of time and honestly it's going to take years for DC Comics to really re-populate their universe. They've been continually taken steps forward in terms of diversifying their universe and a lot of it feels a lot more modern and a lot more relevant. I have my issues with some characters (particularly with my poor Catwoman who has been mistreated by Judd Winick) but overall I'm finding the DCnU to be more interesting than the previous universe. I mean, DC was in pretty rough shape before the relaunch and they had A LOT of crap on the market. There were so few good books and most of the female characters were, despite what people will say, a f*cking mess. If you look at the statistics now, more women in the DCnU are covered up than the ones in the pre-Flashpoint universe.
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Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Nah. Him and Jean I've never had a problem with beyond it being used as a weak excuse for him and Scott to hate each-other. I also have no problem with him and Mariko, which is a good, tragic couple. No, its just something about him and Storm, that I don't like, unless again, its 80s Storm.

As for the 80s, I said by and large did I not? Obviously there's going to be good stuff in every era. The X-Men were lucky to have Chris Claremont. Other books were not so lucky, and as the 80s dragged on, Marvel became bankrupt (which has only happened to them at least a few times), and they just became desperate to make money however they could, cranking out books that really had little to no thought put into them. For some the IDEAS could have been good or great, but execution was often half-hearted.
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