What has been joined by god let no man tear asunder…..
It’s already making waves across the net and even though I planned to not react, this is it, the marriage of Black Panther and Storm is no more!
Featured in Avengers vs X-men #9 is the panel showed above.But before we talk about the ending lets reminisce about the beginning.
Black Panther and Storm wed in Black Panther #18 written by Reginald Hudlin in 2008. To date that is the single best selling issue of the Black Panthers career, topping 69’000 issues sold in it’s first printing. Also of note was the epic Storm mini which lead up to the wedding penned by Eric Jerome Dickey. That mini also won a 2007 Glyph fan award. Despite the simply divine nature of their pairing the execution and both characters being pulled in different directions caused this “power couple” to be better as fan service than practical application.
As soon as the dust settled Storm became almost a trophy Wife for the king. Only in the Chris Yost penned X-men Worlds apart was she ever given a regal role in the kingdom. Since she got married the Xenophobic Wakandans have also wanted her head on a platter. Her allegiance to the X-men above all else was also bound to cause added baggage to an already strained relationship. There was also the literal impression that Storm was head over heels for T’challa while he valued the Kingdom above all else, Doomwar #2 clearly pointed that out! There leadership styles were at odds, Storm leads with her heart and T’challa with his mid. After Doomwar while T’challa was playing in Daredevil’s old stomping ground of Hell’s Kitchen they were “separated” and only met up once when she helped him deal with Kraven the Hunter. He then gave her his spot on the Avengers but failed to warn her when said team was about to attack the X-men. During the Avengers Vs X-men event we realized they were going to couples therapy. They the straw that broke the camel’s back Namor attacked Wakanda in Avengers vs X-men #8 Wakanda’s captal was devastated by her teammate and hundreds if not thousands lay dead. She had clearly chosen the X-men over her supposed subjects in Wakanda so the High Priests have annulled her marriage. Though in her defense no one except Emma Frost knew Namor was heading to Wakanda.
Small nitpick! Why Storm is asking T’challa if he isn’t the “high priest”? That makes no sense because the events of Fantastic Four #608 would have happened before this issue and she was present in wakanda, so she should be aware he’s no longer the king of Wakanda or leader of the panther cult, nor does he make the rules anymore. His sister SHURI is ruler, T’challa is just a prince with no real clout anymore…….
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