24 comments on “P:R Approved: Jemma Salume’s Storm!
  1. La Roux VS Alfred Hitchcock!

    Great update on storm’s rebel look. Not sure I would have guessed it was storm right off the bat but now that I know I feel that it works.

  2. I like this, but maybe for an “evil” Storm…she just needs those toes covered, in case of snow you know. The sleeves look like tornadoes, that’s a pretty cool touch.

    Off topic question, can Storm create a blizzard?

  3. I like the asymmetry of hemline of the top and the segmented construction. My only problem with this design is that there aren’t any accessories. I think some form of jewelry would’ve gone a long way to make this design pop even more! Not a fan of the hair color, but I like the cut. Though I can see where the artist was going in connection with Storm, I didn’t automatically think of her when I first saw it. Overall, IMO, a nice redesign.

  4. This one’s a mixed bag. Really like the coat and tights combo, but I’m not feeling the bare feet and pink hair. Not sure what’s going on with the blue stripes on the arms and feet either – asymmetrical body paint/tattoos? Don’t think they add much to the design, and they’re reminiscent of The Last Airbender…

  5. As far as how much or how little clothing she wears….canon and the various Handbooks to the Marvel Universe have stipulated that Storm could bounce around nekkid without adverse effects from hostile weather conditions, hence why she could fly around in the altogether under a desert sun without burning or chafing from high altitude winds, so I don’t think toe frostbite is something she needs to worry about. That said, she overheated while out in an Arctic blizzard from her body trying to compensate for the frigid temperature, so clothing > nothing.

  6. I didn’t recognize her as Storm without her white hair, cat-like face (which has been lost lately, as almost no penciler draws her with it) and no-pupil eyes. Also, the costume don’t say “african weather goddess” to me, and I feel like I’ve seen this before, as the pattern on the top is similar to other Jemma’s designs.

  7. It’s nice, but I agree that it doesn’t make me think of Storm. Some lightning or snowflake insignia or even just the ‘X’ somewhere would improve it greatly.

  8. I have to agree with the gist of most of these comments. I don’t get a “Storm” vibe here so much as “floating black gal with pink hair.”

  9. None of Ororo’s outfits say African Weather Goddess. As it is, Africa has so many countries and cultures that a single aesthetic that portrays that would be impossible to find

  10. DannyIndeed: those are shadows. Jemma has a unique palette and I for one love it.

    DaniSpite: I’d ask how many male heroes have requisite jewelry, and why you feel Storm in particular needs any at all.

    This design is high fashion and appropriate to the character. At her level of notoriety —preeminent X-Man, Avenger, interstellar hero and divorced queen —a costume that’s unlike anyone else in the marvel Universe is exactly what she deserves.

  11. looks interesting, don’t care for the bare feet, not too practical. I think the coloring that everyone is seeing as pink hair and body paint is just shading that didn’t go over well. Notice the pink lines up with the two tone shading on the face.

  12. Chad: DannyIndeed: those are shadows. Jemma has a unique palette and I for one love it.DaniSpite: I’d ask how many male heroes have requisite jewelry, and why you feel Storm in particular needs any at all.

    One could argue Tony’s entire suit is bling, and then we get to stuff like Green Lantern’s ring and the Quasar bands.

  13. Yeah, upon taking another look, I can see that they’re intended to be shadows now. Which just means that the execution in this case doesn’t work for me. Nothing against the artist – her Dr. Strange villains are still one of my favorite things on this blog. Just a misfire here for my tastes.

  14. Edwin: I’m sure you understand the clear difference between putting a ring on Green Lantern and a ring on Storm. For those that don’t: The former defines his powers, the latter describes her gender.

  15. This looks fantastic. It also doesn’t look anything like Storm. When it comes to redesigning comic book characters, I think it’s best to keep at least one or two distinctive elements of the original costume.

  16. Chad: Edwin: I’m sure you understand the clear difference between putting a ring on Green Lantern and a ring on Storm. For those that don’t: The former defines his powers, the latter describes her gender.

    When I say accessories it doesn’t mean jewelery, it means accessories . in a superhero world it could be anything from weapons, armor, insignia, bags and pouches, to tattoos and yes jewelery. If you still see jewelery as something gender specific then you really missed out on the 100000 years or so of human history. Power man without accessories is just another bland character design, his bracelets, glasses or chains are not the source of his power, they are source of his style.

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