Is Storm about to get her own solo series as part of Marvel NOW!? Here’s Axel Alonso, answering a question about Marvel’s apparent lack of racial diversity in the already-announced NOW! titles:
Whether it’s Black Panther at the forefront of “New Avengers,” Nick Fury at the head of “Secret Avengers,” the Falcon, Sunspot and a few surprises featured in “Avengers,” Storm in “Wolverine and the X-Men,” “Uncanny X-Force,” and a series I can’t talk about yet, Miles Morales as the one-and-only Spider-Man of the Ultimate universe, there’s a variety of African American, African and Afro-Hispanic characters playing important roles in our books.
What are the odds that the “series [he] can’t talk about yet” in regards to Storm is a solo book…? On the one hand, it seems unlikely – Marvel seems to prefer team titles to solo books in recent memory, and the idea of giving a black woman a solo title seems like it’d be doubling down on the “not white males” factor that they tend to stay away from in the solo titles they do have. But, then again, we have seen new (re-)launches for both Red She-Hulk and Sif in Journey Into Mystery, suggesting that perhaps things are loosening up over there, and Storm’s profile is as high as it’s been in years, thanks to Avengers vs. X-Men and Brian Wood’s X-Men run. Could it finally be her time to shine on her own?