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Every day in April we will reveal the greatest stories ever told starring a particular character or written/drawn by a particular creator (and throughout the month, you’ll get daily chances to vote for NEXT week’s lists). These lists are voted on by YOU, the reader!
Here is the list of characters/creators featured so far (along with the rules on how to vote).
Today’s list is the Greatest Storm Stories Ever Told!
10. “Cry, Vengeance!” Marvel Team-Up #100
This back-up story in Marvel Team-Up #100 by Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Bob McLeod introduced the idea that Black Panther and Storm knew each other when they were younger and that they had a bit of an unrequited romance. This later proved important when Storm and the Black Panther were married for a few years.
9. “Rogue Storm” Uncanny X-Men #145-147
In this storyline by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and Joe Rubinstein, Doctor Doom has captured Arcade and Arcade’s assistant has kidnapped the X-Men’s loved ones to force them to rescue Arcade. While a team of reserve X-Men try to free the kidnapped people, the rest of the team tries to deal with Doctor Doom. This storyline featured a fascinating flirtation between Doctor Doom and Storm. It also features Storm freaking the heck out after Doom captures her by encasing her in metal. Her severe claustrophobia leads to her going nuts when she is released. Luckily, her friends calm her down. Doom is just more turned on by it all.
8. “Worlds Apart” X-Men: Worlds Apart #1-4
In this mini-series, written by Christopher Yost and drawn by Diogenes Neves and Edgar Tadeo, Storm is confronted with the difficulty of the dual role she leads as a key member of the X-Men but also the Queen of Wakanda when her old enemy the Shadow King uses that uncertainty to turn the people of Wakanda against her, first subtly and then with a possessed Black Panther, directly.
7. “Blood Feud!” Uncanny X-Men #159/X-Men Annual #6
Storm just attracts all the bad boys. First Doom and now Dracula (there was also Akron)! In this beautifully drawn two-parter by Bill Sienkiewicz and Bob Wiacek, Storm is bitten by Count Dracula. The X-Men must then fight to save their friend. Chris Claremont did a fine job following in the gigantic footsteps of Marv Wolfman on the Dracula character.
6. “Crucible” Uncanny X-Men #215-216
The powerless Storm is put to a great test when she takes on three superpowered vigilantes who are hunting her and another woman. Chris Claremont wrote it and Alan Davis and Jackson Guice drew it (one part each).
The top five is on the next page!
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