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Storm Vol. 1: Make it Rain

(Storm (2014) #1-5)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,274 ratings  ·  155 reviews
Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called Storm has always defied a single title. And her desire to better the world has never been limited to only her own kind. On an ongoing mission to foster goodwill and safeguard both mankind and mutants, Ororo Munroe will travel the globe, confronting villains, gods, monsters and everything in between. She will overthrow t ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Marvel
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Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix
Years ago, when Marvel and DC teamed up to have an epic superhero brawl between the companies, they drew up a few matches that were head scratchers: Robin vs. Jubilee, Wolverine vs. Lobo, Spider-Man vs. Superboy (here I think they just wanted to bring up the clone thing, as if acknowledgement of this tired, misbegotten, over (and mis-) used concept by both companies would somehow make it acceptable to readers. Um, no.) and Wonder Woman vs. Storm. They even had the fans vote on the outcome of the ...more
It was ok. I just thought it would be cooler or something.
I mean, it's Storm!


But it wasn't as badass as I was hoping. Or as interesting as I was hoping.
Mostly it was just a bunch of unconnected stories about Storm roaming around and know, do-gooder stuff.


She saves people from bad guys, tries to find herself, has lunch with Logan, and then tries to get over his death by attempting to help one of his friends.

Not a bad bunch of stuff, but I was kind of bored by the end of it. And
Mar 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
I actually liked this book way more than I'd thought I would. See, I've never really been a big fan of Storm. She just kind of leaves me flat. But I thought I'd give this a try anyways, mostly because the cover art is really cool. I'm deep like that.

This is kind of a disjointed book. There's no overarching storyline, which is not necessarily a negative. I have a feeling that most of that disjointed feel comes from the fact that huge things are happening in other X-Men books. Notably, Wolverine's
Sam Quixote
May 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Like Cyclops and Magneto, Storm is the latest X-Man to get her own solo series – and it’s not bad!

There’s no real story arc here, just several one-shots and a two-parter at the end. Storm deflects a tsunami, saving a small island nation from devastation; looks for runaways in Noo Yawk; works with Forge to set up an irrigation system in an African village; and helps an old Wolverine character, Yukio, maintain her power over some underground gangs.

The first story about the tsunami, and the evil pa
Jan 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Storm heads out on her own to help the world in a way not many people can.

Make it Rain is all about Storm helping people without the X-Men, except for some technical support from Henry McCoy. It was just Storm off doing good deeds for people who need help with the exception of Yukio. She fights off some military personnel of a place that doesn't want to help their own people and hates mutants.

There really isn't much to say. She's Storm, she should be able to take down most of the characters in t
Crystal Starr Light
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Wow, that was...underwhelming.

I gave the first two issues 5 stars because they were awesome. The third issue wasn't bad, but I didn't like the art. But Issues 4 and 5 were just boring and kinda dumb. Logan is dead, so Ororo grieves - by heading to Yukio and getting into a dumb fight in an underground criminal organization. I don't feel her grief at all, Storm just seems to rush into this fight for no reason, and the resolution is just plain ridiculous. It's truly a shame because I
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Storm. She is my goddess, and I have been waiting my whole comic book life to see her story told with the justice it deserves. (I'm still waiting to see her get the same kind of justice on the big screen, but that's another story.) When Greg Pak shared the Storm love on Twitter, I was in tears. And now that I have read all of the first issues and have this glorious volume one on my shelf, I am content.

I have always liked Pak's work because he understands the characters he writes on an emotional
Sep 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Superheroines with mohawks, exes trying to bring the rain, exes running criminal syndicates
I know Storm has been wearing a mohawk and low-rider pants for years, but for me, who became an X-Men fan back in the Claremont era, this will always be my favorite look for Storm:


Yes, it was a lot more cheesecake (though the modern Storm still shows plenty of skin), but she was really rocking the weather goddess look.

Speaking of which, in this volume there's a bit of modern revisionism to Claremont's original story of Storm being worshipped as a goddess by credulous Africans.

We needed the rain

Anyway, this collec
David Schaafsma
In my relentless drive to explore current comics with strong girls and women characters, (okay, it's not relentless, it's just something I try to check out once in a while because it's one theme in a course on comics I teach) I turn to Storm by Greg Pak, which I only thought was okay, except it IS a comic that focuses on Storm as opposed to what usually happens, where she is a secondary character, part of a team, part of the attempt to create a diversity of characters, female beauty/eye candy.

Jun 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-books
3/5 stars.
I didn't really enjoy this that much but I think it's because I know next to nothing about X-men.
Although I did really like the art style and Storm herself as a character, she didn't take crap from anybody and I loved that.
May 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Storm, a mutant I always saw as rather passive, takes stuff into her own two manicured hands and perfectly 90's mohawk. The stories are tie-ins for various major events in the universe, but are sadly skippable as each story arc spans no more than two issues. It's fun to see how she handles herself, though, as she wields considerable power in antithesis to her frail body. She won't ever win a fist fight, but she can easily freeze an opponent, or throw him into space with her winds, or cause destr ...more
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic
Storm has always been an X-man that’s interested me. Her backstory and powers are really fascinating. So, I was excited to dive into "Storm, vol 1: Make it Rain", especially when I found out that Greg Pak was the writer.

There isn’t really a cohesive plot running through this collection. It’s mostly Storm attempting to find her footing and discovering that the old ways aren’t always the best. The description of the volume makes it sound like this entire volume is her mourning the death of Wolveri
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
omg first of all, I read these as single issues and I think I'm giving this a bonus star just for the trade being called MAKE IT RAIN

I mean

I need a minute to process that, it's so great

... okay. I REALLY WANTED to like this a lot! Storm!! Hell yeah! And I do like it, especially the first few issues with her and Logan, and the COOL-ASS issues of global development and sustainability that Storm gets to work with!! I'm kinda blah about the crime syndicate stuff with Yukio? But I think I can see whe
Mar 31, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked it, but it could have been better. I feel like it was really disjointed and I missed having a overreaching story arc, so it didn't make that lasting of an impression on me personally. Also, they really didn't give Storm that much to do, in my opinion. That last issue kind of got on my nerves, with it being after the death of Wolverine. Storm and him were apparently getting it on, so she's in mourning for him. There's a fight to the death thing she participates in, taking his place. But S ...more
Michael Church
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marvel-comics
Gosh, it's so amazing to open up a book and just think to yourself "Oh, this is gonna be good." That's exactly what happens here. From the first frame, you get the sense that Ibañez just gets Storm. He draws her beautifully and it is a joy to behold.

Greg Pak crafts a great story, too. I love the way it pulls from so many aspects of her history and personality. The book is dynamic and fun to read. There are great action scenes and character moments alike. This book is off to an excellent start a
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
The synopsis above says that "Thief. Goddess. Headmistress. Queen. The X-Man called Storm has always defied a single title." This is true, but the problem has always been that she all too often defies a solid, consistent characterization, too.

Of course, we love her anyways.

Pak does an amazingly job of making sense of Storm and sending her on a believable journey. (He kind of outs her and Callisto along the way, which was a surprise.) This is a smart and interesting book, especially the opening i
Dani Baxter
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Logan is considerably less hot in the comics
Callie Rose Tyler
Nov 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel, comics
It bothered me that there wasn't an overall story arc, the second issue seems especially out of place. Storm is one of the best superhero characters but I felt like not enough was being done with her. As a reader I felt very distant from the character and her thoughts and feelings.

Also, too much of the comic, especially the last two issues focused on Logan.
The Sapphic Nerd
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Storm is better than ever. Strong and powerful, but willing to humble herself. There's a lot of heart in this book, and you can feel the creative team's love for her character shine through in how they portray her. She's captivating, dignified, emotional, and even shows her playful side. And gosh darn it, she's absolutely gorgeous. Ororo certainly suits the titles of "queen" and "goddess". Storm has always been one of my favourite X-Men, and this is the perfect way to get to know her better as a ...more
Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: marvel-comics, 2016
2.75 stars

I really like Storm as a character. She's one of my favorite X-Men. I also really liked her relationship with Wolverine (I definitely ship it). And the artwork was good. I didn't see anything wrong with the dialogue. The plot just didn't really go anywhere. There were three different plots opened up in this first volume, and none of them really intrigued me all that much. I probably won't continue this series.
Get X Serious
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Little random.

The issues don't have much to do with one another and Wolverine dies in between the second and third... kind of a big deal considering he's Storm's friend-boy. I wish it transitioned into that a little more smoothly. Regardless, the first issue is good and the rest is kind of eh, but I like getting into Storm's head a bit more. I feel like she doesn't get enough screen time considering she's such an essential part of the X-Men cast.
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Being honest here, I read through the first few issues until the art changed around #4, then skimmed the rest of the book, only reading pages that looked interesting. The story is not what I expected, it doesn't really focus on Storm as a person and what guides her choices. Instead it follows Storm through some situations where she chooses to project more of a rebel/bad girl attitude than the calm, controlled Storm that leads the X-Men. It was like watch Storm get pissed off but never really exp ...more
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: x-men-books
Usually I can't stand the short run series about individual X-men 'cos they're rubbish... but with Marvel stalwart Greg Pak my expectations were raised and so I went and read this... and was pleasantly surprised! The series takes a good look at the nature of Storm, and why she isn't doing more at 'people' level. The second half of this volume she hooks up with dear ol' friend Yukio. Nice read - 7 out of 12.
Jenna Scherer
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ororo Munroe is the most actual coolest.
Oct 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mutants
I read this coming off the X-Men: Xenogenesis book and it kind of works as a reflection on that. We get some subtext (and text text) here about NGO politics and the X-Men and general superheroes' paternalism.

Victor Ibanez pencils 4/5 of the issues collected here does a great job, one of my fav artists takes on Storm in ages. TBH a lot of artists tend to draw everyone's facial features the same and then just colour them differently but he gives Storm a very distinctive face. He also can draw a re
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved this. I was very pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately this seems like a comic that would resonate with me, and bunch of good people and friends who don't buy comic books in issues, so it'll probably be cancelled soon :( #SaveStorm

Greg Pak chose to come out with guns blazing in his writing, and explores complex and potentially touchy, themes:

Issue 1 finds Storm struggling with being called a "sellout" (in a less politically correct way, "white-washed," for those who come from communities
John Wiswell
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's great to be reading Greg Pak comics again, and he fully embraces the complicated history of one of the most interesting X-Men. Most of the stories in Make it Rain are self-contained, reflecting and refracting from Storm's history. One checks in on the Kenyan plains where she once believed herself to be a goddess; another visits Callisto, the Morlock leader she once fought for control and freedom, who appears to be kidnapping runaways. It's a book rich with history for the character, and als ...more
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: africa, cultural
I always wonder about Storm and was curious about how people react when I mention. Which was she OK.. not fantastic or cool but OK. So I finally picked up her book because I must give my support to my African American Character. My daughter and I enjoyed this graphic novel it was pretty cool. And I know it's kinda weird but I didn't know her and Wolverine had a thang going on. Looking forward for the next book!!
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this, but of course this isn't for everyone. If you really like Storm (like me) then I recommend this. If you don't care for Storm, then you might not enjoy this. Most of the art is enjoyable and the characters are likable too (even though it really is just about Storm).

Most this comic book is about Storm with various adventures. She has the help of Beast and she morns the death of Wolverine. That part got a little confusing since I'm no longer keeping track of X-Men, but it was easy to
Miss Susan
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
i can't believe nobody told me storm and wolverine were dating; i would've picked this up so much earlier if i'd known. what a great couple, i approve immensely

so as this comic tells it apparently storm's been up to all kinds of stuff lately -- temporarily the queen of wakanda, currently headmistress of the xavier school -- and this volume follows her through various adventures, mostly united by the theme of storm figuring out when, where, and how it is ethical to use her powers. i really liked
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Greg Pak is an award-winning Korean American comic book writer and filmmaker currently writing "Mech Cadet Yu" for BOOM and “Totally Awesome Hulk" and "Weapon X" for Marvel Comics. Pak wrote the "Princess Who Saved Herself" children's book and the “Code Monkey Save World” graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton and co-wrote (with Fred Van Lente) the acclaimed “Make Comics Like the Pro ...more

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