It looks like the current writer for Black Panther, Ta-Nehisi Coates, will be teaming up with Jen Bartel for a solo series for the X-Men member and leader, Storm.
Earlier today, Dawn Fallik of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweeted this:
Bartel then quote tweeted Fallik:
Coates followed suit:
Coates also tweeted this earlier this week after showing off his haul from New York Comic Con (definitely worth, checking out if you ask me):
Coates also retweeted a tweet from Bartel:
Storm has been an integral part of the X-Men as a member and leader for decades now and has had only a few solo titles including one in 2014 by Greg Pak Victor Ibanez which ran for 11 issues. In the mid-2000s, she was married to the Black Panther, King T’Challa, but the two later split. Coates, the current writer for Black Panther, has made Storm an integral character in his run as the two have rekindled their love. She also appeared in his 6 issue series, Black Panther & the Crew.
This will be Ta-Nehisi Coates’ fourth series after Black Panther, Black Panther: World of Wakanda, and Black Panther & the Crew. BP: WOW and BP&C were both cancelled after 6 issues on the basis of low sales while Black Panther is coming up on issue #19. Hopefully this new Storm solo title will have better luck than 2/3 of Coates’ recent titles, which have received mixed reviews.
Coates is also a bestselling author of books such as The Beautiful Struggle (2008), Between the World and Me (2015), and his newest book: We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (2017).
Jen Bartel’s stunning art is described as “candy-colored” on her site which features a lot of her work. It is definitely worth looking at.
Nothing official has been announced, but at New York Comic Con, Axel Alonso, did practically confirm it:
Yeah…Depends on our schedules, let’s put it that way…we have specific interest…Yeah.