The epic, untold love story between Marvel's two pre-eminent black super heroes - Storm and the Black Panther - is finally told, as only New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey can do it! An orphaned street urchin, living by her wits on the unforgiving plains of Africa as she struggles to harness her slowly developing mutant powers. A warrior Prince, embarking on his rite of passage as he ponders the great responsibility in his future. And a crew of ruthless mercenaries who'll stop at nothing to capture an elusive creature of legend: the fabled wind-rider. What sparks occur when their paths intersect? Don't miss out on this prelude to the wedding of Storm and the Black Panther!
Collects Storm #1-6.
About the Author
Eric Jerome Dickey is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 novels, including A Wanted Woman, Sleeping with Strangers, and An Accidental Affair, as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Most of his books deal with contemporary African-American life. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a software developer at Rockwell International. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
Hometown:Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:July 7, 1961
Place of Birth:Memphis, Tennessee
Education:B.S., University of Memphis, 1983
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Eric Jerome Dickey has earned a reputation for being able to effectively capture and document the spirit of powerful African American women in a romantic setting. The sales of his novels would indicate that he is definitely doing something right. As such, Mr. Dickey and Marvel Comics decided to undertake a joint venture in which the author documents the younger days of popular X-Man Storm. There have been some tales written about the young Ororo Munroe's days as a thief in Cairo, but to the best of my knowledge, this is the first attempt to document her coming-of-age. (Further, it tells of the first meeting with her future husband T'Challa, who would eventually be known as The Black Panther.) This graphic novel, reprinted from 6 previously published comic books, provides a well-written and moving bridge between two images from the early X-Men comics – a Chris Clairmont / John Byrne tale of a younger Professor X getting his pocket picked by a street urchin girl Ororo, and a Chris Clairmont / Dave Cockrum scene in which Professor X appeals to adult African demi-goddess Ororo to use her talents for all of mankind. It tells of how the child Ororo morphed into the woman who would be known as Storm. (And yes, I mean “became a woman” in ALL of the senses of that phrase, including the one which was left off the printed page.) Mr. Dickey also uses this tale to show how a young Prince T'Challa learns of the world outside of his Wakandan Palace – how the common man lives, struggles, and eventually dies. I don't know if Mr. Dickey would be effective documenting a superhero long-term, but he has certainly shown a talent for the limited series – I hope he gets / takes another swing at this medium. Rating: 4 1/2 stars, rounded up to 5 stars where 1/2 stars are not permitted.