|Storm #8 cover by Stephanie Hans|
This is a strong issue and a satisfying way to see Storm close out this chapter of her series.
Greg Pak is writing an incredibly strong character and has found a voice for Storm that lets him own the story to a degree only glimpsed at earlier in the series. With the maturity of the character, the art provides some flourishes of imaginative creativity.
First and foremost, the cover by Stephanie Hans is electric. Since she came onto the series as the cover artist, it has been a joyous experience to pick this comic up each month from my local comic book store and pause for a moment to take in the cover. I am sucked into each issue by its cover, which always portrays a sense of the story within and draws me into it.
There is a lot of action in this issue, which helps drive a conclusion to the arc and bring resolution to the main character. The story, although centered on Storm, must also deal with some background characters such as other X-Men and the requisite bad guy before we can move on. Despite this, we see some powerful use of Storm's mutant abilities to manipulate the elements, and the grandiose nature of these abilities is captured by stunning art from Al Barrionuevo, Tim Palmer, and Ruth Redmond.
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