Storm #5 Review: Death of Wolverine
This month’s issue of Storm turned out to be the best in the series yet! Even though the weather goddess was put in a difficult position by her friend Yukio, she still tried to set everything right in the end.
The first thing I want to talk about is the cover art. The amazing cover by Stephanie Hans was a perfect homage to Wolverine #1. Seeing Storm with lightning claws was very cool!
Victor Ibanez impressed me again with his art throughout the issue. He has a way of seamlessly conveying the different emotions Storm feels during the story and making her look ‘human’. I loved how she mourned Wolverine’s presence in the battleground, and then her determination to end the way the clans did things. Greg Pak kept the pace going in the story and I kept turning the pages to see what happened next.
Wolverine’s death was hard on Storm and rightfully so. Those two have been together for decades. In the previous issue the weather controlling mutant went to help her old friend Yukio and got dragged into a fight between four clans. The issue ended with Yukio declaring Storm as her champion and I was excited to see if Ororo would fight for her friend or not.
Being a fan of Storm I knew she would never hurt a soul unless it was her last option. So, seeing her facing a battle-to-the-death made me wonder what she would do in such a situation. Yukio was counting on her to win. She wanted her to fight like Logan would.
It was fun to read about how people saw Wolverine as a brutal and ruthless killer. On the other hand, Strom was one of the select few who knew about the gentle soul he possessed. The whole issue was about Storm trying to figure out the ‘real’ Wolverine and hoping she was right about him.
Her fight with Gah-Ran in the Mojave Desert was a treat to see. I had been waiting for Storm to battle it out since the series started. Though Gah-Ran tried to put up a good fight, he was defeated in one move by Ororo. I wanted her to fight Kuva as well but that didn’t happen. As a Storm fanboy I really want her to face an opponent that makes her use all of her weather manipulating powers. I want her to let herself go and focus the wrath of Mother Nature at one enemy.
In the end, it all came down to two women, Storm and Yukio, doing what they thought Logan would’ve done. Their decisions were based on the person they knew and I can’t blame them for it. Was Wolverine really going to give control of all the clans over to Yukio? That’s something the story leaves to the readers to decide. If you are like me and think Storm was the one who knew Logan better than Yukio then what the female ninja did was wrong.
The story also made Storm realize that she can’t have everything her own way even if her goal is to bring peace.
Did you read Storm #5? Do you think Yukio made the right decision? Let us know!
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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