New Storm Series Reportedly In The Works From 'Black Panther' Writer

It seems that Black Panther writer Ta-Nehisi Coates may be turning his attention to T'Challa's former queen, Storm of the X-Men.

Journalist Dawn Fallik of The Philadephia Inquirer tweeted that she recently interviewed Coates and that Coates confirmed to her that he will be writing a new Storm series for Marvel.

"Just interviewed [Ta-Nehisi Coates] for [The Philadelphia Inquirer] and he confirmed that he is writing a Storm solo comic book with Jen Bartel," Fallik tweeted.

Bartel seemed to confirm the new when she retweeted Fallik's tweet with lightning emoji.

When asked by, Marvel Comics had no comment on the matter. However, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso at New York Comic Con did tease that a new Storm ongoing series may be on the horizon.

Looking through Coates' own Twitter feed, he recently hinted at a collaboration with Bartel in a tweet that included some Storm artwork.

"Got to talk collaboration with the incredible [Jen Bartel] Stay tune!!" Coates Tweeted.

Looking at Bartel's Twitter feed, you can see that Storm has been on her mind. Her warmup piece from yesterday is a stunning image of the mutant weather goddess.

Coates has written Storm previously in the pages of Black Panther and its short-lived spinoff series Black Panther and the Crew.

The last time Storm had a solo ongoing series was from 2014-2015. The series was written by Greg Pak and drawn primarily by Victor Ibanez. The series examined the balance in Storm's life between being a superhero with the X-Men and helping people in a more direct and personal manner.


Marvel Comics will be expanding its X-Men line in 2018 with a new Legion miniseries as well as a Rogue & Gambit series.