Writer: Greg Pak; Pencils: Victor Ibañez w/ Al Barrionuevo & Neil Edwards; Inkers: Victor Ibañez w/ Ed Tadeo; Colors: Ruth Redmond; Cover Artist: Stephanie Hans
Things get weird in the last two issues of Storm when Kenji Uedo shows up with techno-organic monsters all over the world. If you remember from last issue there was a mold issue arising at the mansion. Beast was doing his best to deal with it while Ororo was out adventuring with Gambit. Well the mold is all linked to Kenji, and he is unleashing a techno organic army on all of the places Ororo has touched during this series run. Kenji makes a calculated attack. He sent in a sweet innocent boy to the mansion, but emerges in his true form when the techno organics sweep through.
This mutant flesh stretches and connects throughout the world and Storm figures out a way to stand down the forces of Kenji. His world view is greatly skewed. All he sees is the “pretty” world outside of himself. Everyone else gets to enjoy themselves, have hope, but Ororo shows him the ugliness of humanity, changes Kenji’s mind and helps him to feel better about himself.
This was a good series overall. The adventure arcs felt one off until these last two issues tied everything together. The main theme for Storm, however, was self-identity, finding happiness in the world around you. By far the best part of the series production were the covers by Stephanie Hans (since issue #4). They have been nothing short of elegant. Here’s a post filled with the covers.
I hope you enjoy.