10 FAVORITE COVERS - STORM
So, I’m doing a little thing for March (MARCH IS LADY TIMESDONTCHAKNOW?) showing off 10 Favorite/Best covers for some of my favoritesuperheroines.
This was the hardest one yet to cut down to 10 (guess who the other one is?!). In fact, I included 2 covers that I love as runners up, 1 because it was my first comic ever and has extremely high nostalgia factor for me (Uncanny X-Men 290) and X-Men Classic #69 which is not a particularly empowering or iconic cover for Ororo, but it a stunningly gorgeous cover worthy of inclusion IMO. Anyway, ONWARD!
Here’s the “criteria” I used for these very unofficiallists.
1. Cover must feature the lady in question, but it doesn’t have to be HER book.
2. The lady must be a “co-star” on the cover or better. So a Team shot is okay if she’s CLEARLY at the head of it/leading it/front and center.
3. Also worth noting that I do generally take into account the ENTIRE cover including how it handles title block and things like that. Sometimes covers with crappy title block (or with none if an image isn’t available) will still make it through, but it’s maybe worth knowing that I consider all that stuff. *shrug*
I think that’s it. Not super scientific. I also make no
argument that these are objectively the “best covers ever!” they’re just my
favorites, MY bests. Lists are, as always, incredibly subjective.
RUNNER UP. Uncanny X-Men #290. Artist: Whilce Portacio (Kelly’s first comic EVER).
RUNNER UP. X-Men Classic #69. Artist: Mike Mignola (Mignola did a big run of these X-Men Classic covers that reinterpreted classic covers, most of them are great, some of them are magnificent)
10. Uncanny X-Men 272. Artist: Jim Lee (in many ways a flawed cover, but points for Ororo just owning it with the shaved head. Love it)
09. Uncanny X-Men 312. Artist: Joe Mauderia (points for Ororo/Yukio feels!!!)
08. Storm #1. Artist: Victor Ibanez
07. X-Men #36. Artist: David Lopez
06. Storm #3. Artist: Stephanie Hans
05. Classic X-Men #4. Artist: Art Adams
04. Uncanny X-Men 198. Artist: Barry Windsor Smith
03. Uncanny X-Men #201. Artist: Rick Leonardi
02. The Avengers #21. Artist: Daniel Acuna
01. Storm #11. Artist: Stephanie Hans
Absolutely that last cover is the best Storm cover that has ever existed…will ever exist? It’s incredible. One of Stephanie’s best pieces ever as well. A true masterpiece.