I do not think that there can ever be enough books about anything and I say that knowing that some of them are going to be about Pilates.The more knowledge the better seems like a solid rule of thumb, even though I have watched enough science fiction films to accept that humanity’s unchecked pursuit of learning will end with robots taking over the world.-Sarah Vowell

Friday, July 21, 2017

Storm Volume One: Make It Rain by Greg Pak (Writer), Victor Ibanez (Penciler and Inker), Scot Hepburn (Penciler and Inker), David Baldeon (Penciler), Roland Paris (Inker), Craig Yeung (Inker), Jordi Tarragona (Inker), Ruth Redmond (Colorists), Rachelle Rosenberg (Colorist), and VC's Cory Petit (Letterer)

This book is a compilation of five comics and it shows. The storylines are different and there is not one single storyline that drives the comic like there usually is when they combine them into one book.  The book just bounces from one story to another.  It's an interesting way to read one of these books, though kind of irritating when you're looking to connect the stories and there's no connection.

One story has Storm stopping a tsunami from hitting the town of Santo Marco and saving the people and the village.  The government there is not so welcoming of her presence as the people and want the mutant gone.  So, at Beast's urging, she leaves to stop an incident from happening.  But she doesn't stay away for long and it's a good thing because something underhanded is going on.

Another story has Storm dealing with her grief over Logan's death by visiting Yukio. Logan was supposed to be there to meet with him over some business.  Yukio is more upset than normal about Logan being dead.  Storm finds out that Logan was helping him with an underground gang where they sit and work out their problems around a table and any disagreements are fought on a field of battle by members of the gangs.  This has kept the gangs from killing innocent civilians.  Storm, of course, has a big problem with it and makes trouble for everyone causing chaos and disrupting the careful treaty they have.

The stories in this book are really good and once I got over trying to find a way to piece them together somehow it stopped driving me crazy.  There's a scene where it's a blue-black night and she's starting a lighting storm and it's just flat out gorgeous in its coloring and drawing.  The colors in this book are just beautiful and Storm is drawn in such a powerful way with her mohawk and fierce features.  This patchwork of stories may have no connection other than Storm, but most of them are really good (One of them involving a search for runaways is a little weak).  I can still recommend this comic.

Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Storm-Vol-Make-Rain-2014-2015-ebook/dp/B00SJIRUA8/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1500647116&sr=1-4&keywords=make+it+rain

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