One could blog on and on about how amazing, dynamic, fun and free spirited comic books can be, so I shant. However, it is always nice to focus your nerdy energies into specified comics and characters. My favorite being Storm from the X-Men, I am forever feigning new and extensive content for Marvel's white haired mistress. Anyone that knows me, knows that my undying love for Storm is present not only in my tattoo on my right arm, but also my ridiculous cluster of Storm themed keepsakes.
If there's nothing else you gather from this post, it should be to fully immerse yourself in the history of your favorite characters. I am a firm believer that our faves whether it be comics book characters or TV personalities say everything about personas. So allow me to shed some light on the comic embodiment of yours truly, Storm.
Weather witch, wind rider, former Queen of Wakanda, co-leader and at times leader of the X-men, Storm has been one of the X-men's leading ladies since her debut in Giant Sized X-Men. The issue being one of X-Men's most prominent issues introduced a new international cast in 1975 giving the X-men roster some of its most beloved characters such as Wolverine, Gambit and Nightcrawler. Storm has been on the forefront of tolerance and equality in comics, being one of first successful African and female characters in her arena giving homage to strong predecessors such as Wonder Woman.
Her abilities allows her to manipulate weather and energy, fly, stimulate atmospheric pressures/conditions and act as an energy conduct via lightning. Her control over various elements allows her to harness the power of nature, hence her name namesake Storm. Storm's abilities are an extension of her emotions. In short;you make her angry, you'll see lightning. Storm who's birth name is Ororo Munroe was orphaned at the young age of five and started her childhood on the streets of Cairo, Egypt as a master lock-pick/ thief. Her teenage years elevated to a stature of goddesshood as she was worshiped in the Kenyan plains, where the leader of the X-Men, professor X found her.
And last but not least, my lovely tat!