Most people with little knowledge of comic books and comic book characters know a few things about X-Men’s Storm, aka Ororo Munroe. After losing both her parents during the Suez Canal Crisis in Cairo, Egypt, an orphaned Ororo became a young pickpocket. From there, she wandered into Kenya where a group of uncontacted peoples worshipped her as a goddess. It was in Kenya that Professor Charles Xavier, creator of the original roster of X-Men, sought her out to join a second incarnation of X-Men with Wolverine, Thunderbird, Colossus, Nightcrawler and others from around the world. Ororo gave up her life as a goddess to accept Professor Xavier’s proposition to join a world that, not only doesn’t worship her, but despises her for being born with a genetic mutation — the power to control the weather.
Women, in general, seemed to take a hit in 2016. ComicsVerse has decided to turn the tables and celebrate the X-Men women in a post-Trump world.
Things are only getting worse for the Red team as Cassandra Nova’s claws sink deeper into the heart of Mutantkind in X-MEN RED #4. Luckily, Jean Grey still has a few cards left to play.
X-MEN GOLD #23 uses Iceman, a mutant prison, and Thony Silas to bring a dying series back to life.
X-MEN GOLD #20 has the scattered members of X-Men Gold fighting for their lives after crash-landing on an alien planet.
SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! Kitty Pryde leads the Gold team into battle with the mysterious X-Cutioner. With a high-intensity ninja battle taking this issue’s focus, everyone’s favorite mutants are facing life-or-death stakes yet again as they try to protect their young wards.
Trapped in the Darkforce Dimension and besieged by a serial killer, the X-Men Gold team has to use every trick available to them to survive. But will that be enough? Tying into SECRET EMPIRE and opening a new story arc, X-MEN GOLD #7 is worth your investment.