Okay, so I love Storm. But I've never really been able to get into the comics. And I would love to! Any ideas/suggestions of where a beginner could start reading X-men with a heavy presence of Storm in it?? Thanks!!
First things first, the old Uncanny X-Men
More recent stuff is probably better for beginners, esp if you haven’t really been able to get into comics, but this is just in case you want a bit of that original X-Men reading (first ever appearances and major storylines of the 80′s - Mohawk Storm!)
Uncanny X-Men #145-147 (Rogue Storm)
It involves the famous Doctor Doom flirting scene - moral of the story: everyone should love and fear her, even DD, because she’s amazing
Uncanny X-Men #159 (Blood Feud!)
Storm and Dracula, that’s all you need to know
Uncanny X-Men #169-170 (Dancin’ in the Dark)
SO iconic. Storm takes on Callisto, the leader of the Morlocks - very famous fight
Uncanny X-Men #186 + #198 (Lifedeath Part 1 & 2) - also #220 (Unfinished Business)
Super important Storm storyline - she loses her powers, huge fallout with Forge - very deep, a big moment in her comic life
Uncanny X-Men #201 (Duel)
Storm once again proves she’s Queen - she fights Cyclops, STILL POWERLESS, to be the new leader of the X-Men
Uncanny X-Men #215-216 (Crucible)
Still without her powers, she takes on some superpower people hunting her down - once again, she’s amazing.
Storm Vol. 2 - lovely art, depicts story of Storm’s origin and meeting of Black Panther (its a retcon but good nonetheless)
Storm Vol. 3 - a bit dull, not much of a storyline but nevertheless a very recent solo series and plenty of nice art and Ororo to enjoy.
Ororo: Before the Storm - very easy read - might be useful to start here
House of M - Scarlet Witch makes the universe alternate. Unsurprisingly, Storm is Princess of Kenya
Avengers Vol. 4 #19-25 - Storm as an Avenger? Yes please.
Fantastic Four Vol. 1 #544-550 - Storm and Black Panther replace Mr. Fantastic and Sue Storm (who decide to take a break from the FF to work on their marriage)
Avengers vs. X-Men - Important Storm and Black Panther marriage point, that’s all I’m saying to keep it spoiler-free
Most of X-Men Vol. 3 - Ororo’s such a prominent x-member, it’s hard to find issues where she doesn’t show up
X-Men Vol. 4 - an all girl x-team led by Storm you say? Sign me up.
And, if you want to follow her current activity, the team she’s now a member of is X-Men: Gold Vol. 2 (I believe this series and Black Panther Vol. 6 - previously mentioned - are the only two series going with Storm in at the moment. I could be wrong)
Oh and, just for fun, the one-off Amazon comic - DC and Marvel amalgamated a bunch of their characters - Storm became Princess Ororo of Themiscyra and takes on Poseidon. Pretty cool.
Note: I haven’t read all of the series above so couldn’t be as specific in some cases i.e all the Black Panther volumes and X-Men Vol. 3 & 4