It's no secret who my favorite Marvel character is and always has been. Even though I have a slight bit more love for her with the mohawk ( for nostalgic reasons ) I do love her original and first outfit when she joined the team.
One reason why I've always been fascinated with her is because of my love for atmospheric phenomenon and weather. I also really dig her striking look and the way she's been developed and written over the years....BUT, drawing her, especially flying, is a good chance to get to draw skyscapes. I don't think she should be restricted to JUST lightning and rainclouds and there's so much that can be implicated with the types of clouds you draw, they're shape and movement etc....
So, not everyone was a fan of AvX. And I get it. For me, I'm sorry, but I hate when a book or a series doesn't have one artist. To me, it just interrupts the flow of the storytelling because different artists might interpret scripts in different ways. Even in small ways. In one of the latter issues though, there is a great moment where Storm opens the sky up on Emma....and I loved it. It's a little line where not much is said and visually, Coipel just made me squee.
"Emma....there's something I've always wanted to say to you..." * cue the sky opening up on her ass *
I was also very fortunate that this image was part of the ad campaign launched to promote the series before it came out. I don't know if I ever plan on being a sequential artist, so seeing this on the back cover of Marvel Comics in a full page color ad is the closest I've come to being "in print" in a comic.
And that's Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust fine by me.
So I'm super stoked about the relaunch of Uncanny X-Force in January. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Remender's run on the book. He set the standard for what I expect out of a great comic book. I'm just happy Storm's in. The mohawk is back! Now, growing up, I wasn't a fan of the mohawk at all. I loved the long flowing locks of hair Storm had in the beginning, and how it's been since the late 90s. One drawing completely changed my opinion of the mohawk; the cover of Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1 by Kaare Andrews is astounding. Seriously, if you've never seen it, google it. Since that one cover (and that awesome miniseries; read it), I've been hoping and wishing the mohawk would come back officially.
Finally I get my wish.
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