Storm is one of the most interesting and popular members of the X-Men, with a Marvel Universe history that extends well beyond the reach of Marvel’s merry mutants.
Whether you’re familiar with Storm from the classic Chris Claremont and John Byrne X-Men, her marriage to T’Challa the Black Panther during Marvel’s Civil War, or simply Halle Berry’s portrayal in the X-Men movies (or the even superior X-Men animated rendition), the character has a long and compelling history. While much of Storm’s stories overlap with a dive into an X-Men comics reading order, she extends across a variety of Marvel Universe and solo titles as well.
Storm (Ororo Monroe) Reading Order
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Storm Joins The X-Men
X-Men Epic Collection: Second Genesis
Collects: Giant-Size X-Men (1975) #1, Uncanny X-Men (1963) #94-110, Marvel Team-Up (1972) #53, 69-70, Annual (1976) #1, Iron Fist (1975) #14-15 And Material From Foom (1973) #10
Storm makes her first appearance in the all-new all-different X-Men rebirth by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum.
Astonishing X-Men: Ororo – Before The Storm
Collects: Ororo: Before The Storm #1-4
This 2005 miniseries takes a look at Ororo’s childhood gang of thieves. Chronologically, it takes place about as early in Storm’s life as any comic, but most readers will want to start with Uncanny X-Men. Again, roaring on past this to more Uncanny X-Men is completely understandable, and you won’t regret it. Deep cut Storm fans can find something a little different here.
Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 3
Collects: Uncanny X-Men #111-121
Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 4
Collects: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #122-131 & Annual #3
Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 5
Collects: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #132-140 & Uncanny X-Men Annual (1970) #4
Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 6
Collects: Uncanny X-Men #141-150
Issues #145 to #147 are particularly relevant for Storm, as she is both romanced and horrendously tortured by Doctor Doom (although it’s probable he still considers this portion of the date “romance”).
Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 7
Collects: Uncanny X-Men #151-159, Avengers Annual #10, X-Men Annual #5
Dracula makes his moves on Storm. Yep, that’s right, Dracula.
Collects: Magik #1 To #4
Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 8
Collects: Ncanny X-Men #160-167 & X-Men Annual #6
Storm Leads the X-Men
Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 9
Collects: Uncanny X-Men (1981) #168-175, X-Men Annual (1970) #7, Marvel Graphic Novel (1982) #5, Wolverine (1982) #1-4
Storm’s mohawk is kicking buns and taking names.
Approximately nothing in X-Men comics beats Kitty Pryde freaking out over Storm’s epic mohawk.
Uncanny X-Men Masterworks Vol. 10
Collects: Uncanny X-Men (1981) #176-188, Magik (1983) #1-4, Material From Marvel Fanfare (1982) #40
X-Men Epic Collection: The Gift
Collects: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #189-198, X-Men Annual (1970) #8, X-Men And Alpha Flight (1985) #1-2, Nightcrawler (1985) #1-4
Collects: Uncanny X-Men #186, #198, #205, #214
For every X-Men reader less interested in doing the full Claremont (and extremely talented artists!) binge, the “Lifedeath” collection cuts the fat and gets straight to the good Storm comics! Lots of amazing art here by Barry Windsor-Smith.
Collects: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #199-209, X-Men Annual (1970) #10
In Uncanny X-Men #201, Storm duels Cyclops for rights to lead the X-Men. An all-time great internal leadership showdown.
Collects: Uncanny X-Men #210-214, X-Factor #9-11, New Mutants #46, Thor #373-374, Power Pack #27 & Daredevil #238
X-Men: Fall of the Mutants Vol. 1
Collects: Uncanny X-Men (1963) #220-227, Hulk (1968) #340, New Mutants (1983) #55-61
Collects: Uncanny X-Men #239-243, X-Factor #33-40, X-Terminators #1-4, New Mutants #71-73 And X-Factor Annual 4
Collects: Uncanny X-Men 235-238 & 270-272, X-Factor (1986) #60-62, New Mutants (1983) 95-97
Storm and the X-Men Enter the 90’s
Collects: X-Men (1991) Remastered #1-7
Collects: Uncanny X-Men (1981) #281-293 And X-Men (1991) #8
Collects: Uncanny X-Men #294-297, X-Factor (1986) #84-86, X-Men (1991) #14-16, X-Force (1991) #16-18 & Stryfe’S Strike File
Collects: X-Men (1991) #17-24
Collects: Uncanny X-Men 298-305, 315, Annual 17; X-Factor (1986) 87-92; X-Men Unlimited (1993) 1-2; X-Force (1991) 25; X-Men (1991) 25; Wolverine (1988) 75; Excalibur 71
You can find Storm and the X-Men in the complete Age of Apocalypse reading order.
X-Men: The Road To Onslaught Vol. 1
Collects: X-Men Prime #1 ; Uncanny X-Men (1963) #322-326; X-Men (1991) #42-45, Annual ’95; X-Men Unlimited (1993) #8
If you’re looking to continue with the full Onslaught experience – and Onslaught consumes the X-Men for a big ol’ chunk of the 90’s, I highly recommend CBH’s complete Onslaught reading order.
X-Men: Storm by Warren Ellis & Terry Dodson
Collects: Storm (1996) 1-4
Storm is haunted by one of her greatest failures as leader of the Morlocks.
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 2
Collects: Black Panther (1998) #18-35, Deadpool (1997) #44
Black Panther #26 to #29 build the Storm and T’Challa romance from the pages of Marvel Team-Up #100.
Claremont Returns For 2000’s X-Treme X-Men Starring Storm
Collects: X-Treme X-Men (2001) #1-9
X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2: Invasion
Collects: X-Treme X-Men (2001) #10-18
Collects: X-Treme X-Men #19-23 And X-Pose #1-2
X-Treme X-Men Vol. 5: God Loves, Man Kills
Collects: X-Treme X-Men #25-30
X-Treme X-Men Vol. 6: Intifada
Collects: X-Treme X-Men #24, 31-35
X-Treme X-Men Volume 7: Storm – The Arena
Collects: X-Treme X-Men #36-39
Storm centric story arc from Chris Claremont’s early 2000’s X-Treme X-Men.
Storm and Black Panther: A Love Story
Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Collects: Black Panther (2005) 1-18, X-Men (1991) 175-176
Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin: The Complete Collection Vol. 2
Collects: Black Panther (2005) 19-34, Annual 1
Collects: Storm #1 To #6
Ororo and T’Challa’s first adventures together, and untold love story.
Collects: X-Men: Worlds Apart #1-4 and material from Marvel Team-Up #100
Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin: The Complete Collection Vol. 3
Collects: Black Panther (2005) 35-41, Black Panther (2009) 1-6, Black Panther/Captain America: Flags Of Our Fathers 1-4
Collects: Black Panther (2009) 7-12, Doomwar 1-6, Klaws Of The Panther 1-4, Material From Age Of Heroes 4
Storm Returns To Lead The X-Men
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – Storm & Gambit
Collects: X-Men: Curse Of The Mutants – Storm & Gambit #1
Collects: X-Men #7-11
Collects: Giant-Size X-Men #1 & X-Men (2010) #12-15
Collects: X-Men #15.1 & #16-19
Collects: X-Men #20-23
Astonishing X-Men: Children of the Brood
Collects: Astonishing X-Men #38, 40, 42, 43 & Uncanny X-Men #162
Collects: Astonishing X-Men #44-47
Storm and Cyclops totally kiss, and yes, we’re all really upset about it!
Collects: X-Men (2010) #24-29
Collects: Avengers Vs X-Men #0-12, Avx: Vs #1-6, Infinite Comics #1, #6 & #10
You can find the full story in the complete Avengers vs. X-Men reading order.
X-Men By Brian Wood Vol. 1: Blank Generation
Collects: X-Men (2010) #30-35
Collects: A+X #1-6
A+X #3 reunites Storm and the Black Panther!
Collects: X-Men (2010) #36-41
Collects: X-Men (2013) #1-6, Uncanny X-Men #244
Storm puts together an all-women X-Men squad of Jubilee, Kitty, Rachel Summers, and Rogue.
Collects: X-Men (2013) #7-12
Uncanny X-Force Vol. 1: Let It Bleed
Collects: Uncanny X-Force 1-6
Storm heads up her own X-Force unit with Psylocke, including a roster with Puck, Fantomex, Spiral, and Cluster.
Collects: Complete Death of Wolverine reading order.
Collects: Storm (2014) #1-5
Greg Pak kicks off his time writing the short-lived Storm solo series.
Collects: X-Men (2013) #13-17
Collects: X-Men (2013) #18-22
X-Men Vol. 5: The Burning World
Collects: X-Men (2013) #23-26
Uncanny X-Force Volume 2: Torn and Frayed
Collects: Uncanny X-Force 7-12
Collects: Uncanny X-Force 13-17, Cable And X-Force 18-19
Storm Vol. 2: Bring The Thunder
Collects: Storm (2014) #6-11
This volume doubles as the iconic moment in Comic Book Herald history when a pull quote from a CBH review was used on the trade cover!
Amazing X-Men Volume 1: The Quest for Nightcrawler
Collects: Amazing X-Men 1-6
All-New All-Different Storm
Extraordinary X-Men Vol. 1: X-Haven
Collects: Extraordinary X-Men 1-5
Storm heads up an X-Men team to ensure the survivial of mutants during the Inhumans terrigenesis extermination wave.
Collects: Ivx 0-6
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Black Panther And The Crew: We Are The Streets
Collects: Black Panther And The Crew #1-6
X-Men Gold Vol. 1: Back to the Basics
Collects: X-Men: Gold 1-6, X-Men Prime 1
Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Book 1
Collects: Black Panther 13-18
Storm appears in the Coates run prior to volume 4, and as such, I’d recommend the entire run. Nonetheless, this is where Storm returns as a very prominent character.
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