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adramaticlife  asked:

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.

Recent series:

X-Men: Worlds Apart #1-4 - Very good Storm series, highly recommended

X-Treme X-Men Vol. 1 (especially issues #36-39 which you can buy as a collection here) - Storm at her best really

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

Black Panther Vol. 4, 5 and 6 - Storm’s always around, if you like the two together, its worth a read

Astonishing X-Men #25-35 (collected as Ghost Box and Exogenetic) - some GREAT storm ass-kicking here

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

Where to start reading Mystique?

Let’s start with her first appearance in Ms. Marvel vol.1 #16 up to #18

  • Ms. Marvel vol.1 #22
  • Marvel Super-Heroes vol.2 #11
  • Uncanny X-Men #140-142
  • Avengers Annual #10
  • Uncanny X-Men #158, #170-171, 177-178, 183-185, 199
  • X-Factor vol.1 #8-10
  • Avengers Annual #15
  • Uncanny X-Men #223-224, 225-227
  • New Mutants vol.1 #65
  • X-Factor vol.1 #33
  • New Mutants vol.1 #78, 80, 82, 87-88
  • Uncanny X-Men #254-255
  • X-Factor Annual #6
  • Marvel Comics Presents #82-87
  • Uncanny X-Men #266, 269
  • X-Factor vol.1 #69-70
  • Wolverine vol.2 #51-53
  • Uncanny X-Men #289-290, 301-302
  • Sabretooth #1-4
  • X-Factor vol.1 #108-109, 112-113, 114, 115-117, 119-123, 125-126, 127, 129, 130
  • X-Men Prime
  • Sabretooth and Mystique
  • X-Factor vol.1 #132-133, 134-137, 138-139, 143-144
  • Uncanny X-Men #359
  • X-men vol.2 #93-94, 99
  • Uncanny X-Men #379, 380
  • X-men Forever #1-6
  • X-Men vol.2 #104-106, 108
  • Uncanny X-Men #388-389, 401-406, 428, 431-434
  • Mystique
  • X-men vol.2 #171-174, 181-187, 192, 197, 200-204
  • Messiah Complex
  • Wolverine vol.3 #62-65
  • X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1-5
  • Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3
  • Uncanny X-Men #513-514
  • X-Men Legacy #226-227
  • Dark X-Men #1-5
  • Wolverine vol.3 #5
  • Daken: Dark Wolverine
  • Wolverine vol.4 #1-6, 9
  • Wolverine #300-309
  • All New X-Men Marvel Now!

Where to start reading Bobby Drake?

Let’s start with his first appearance in Uncanny X-Men #1 and you can read his origin in Uncanny X-Men #44-46

  • Uncanny X-Men #2-12
  • Strange Tales #120
  • Uncanny X-Men #14, 17-19, 32, 39, 41, 44-47, 48-52, 66-70
  • X-Men The Hidden years
  • Giant Sized X-Men #11
  • Classic X-Men #1
  • Uncanny X-Men #94
  • Champions #1-12
  • Uncanny X-Men #146
  • Defenders vol.1 #122-152, 
  • X-Factor vol.1 #1, 17, 19-20, 23-26, 30-33, 52, 63-64, 70
  • X-Men vol.2 #5
  • Uncanny X-Men #281, 289-290, 291-292, 300-301, 305, 311-314, 319, 322-324
  • X-Men vol.2 #45-50
  • Uncanny X-Men #331, 338, 340
  • X-Men vol.2 #66-69, 96-97, 99
  • Uncanny X-Men #379, 380, 395, 399
  • Iceman vol.2
  • Uncanny X-Men #410-434
  • X-Men vol.2 #157-164, 165-170, 171, 175, 178, 180, 186-188, 190, 193, 196-203, 204
  • Messiah Complex
  • X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1-5
  • Secret Invasion: X-Men #1-4
  • Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-men: X-Men: Exodus #1
  • Uncanny X-Men #443, 499, 513-514, 518
  • Nation X
  • Uncanny X-Men #524, 528
  • X-Men Vol.3
  • Uncanny X-Men #541-544
  • X-Men Regenesis #1
  • Astonishing X-Men
  • All New X-Men Marvel Now

Also check out X-Men Forever #1-6