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"Over the years, various smart people have written about Superman as a metaphor for the Jewish immigrant or Asian American experience. I’ll take it a step further — everyone on the planet at some point feels that he or she doesn’t belong on the planet. We’re all outsiders and others. Acknowledging that experience while remaining totally committed to helping other people anyway is what makes Superman great — and what elevates the best Superman stories beyond vicarious fantasy toward something approaching the richness, tragedy and quiet humanity of heroic myth." - Greg Pak

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"We’ve been writing about Clark since day one. All of these stories were about Clark Kent and who that guy is deep down inside. We are absolutely continuing in that mission and this just gives us a very big way to dramatize those basic questions." - Greg Pak

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Storm #4

Nov. 22nd, 2014 04:43 pm
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When last we left our beloved heroine, she destroyed a machine that would save starving farmers from drought to teach her ex a lesson, or something. Also, her current squeeze kicked the bucket.

She's coping )

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Victor Ibañez
Cover artist: Stephanie Hans

Storm #3

Oct. 16th, 2014 01:00 am
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When last we left our former divine heroine, she ran into Callisto and assumed she kidnapped some adults for no reason at all.

This issue a different person from her past )

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Matteo Buffagni

Storm #2

Sep. 24th, 2014 09:44 pm
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When last we left our sellout heroine, a bratty teenager called her a sellout, and that caused her to kick around some corporate goons in a foreign country.

For some reason )

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Victor Ibañez

Storm #1

Aug. 20th, 2014 10:20 pm
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Q. Why do you like Storm?

I love her moral center and certainty — she knows injustice when she sees it and can turn on that righteous rage when dealing with it, and that provides a ton of visceral fun to indulge in as a reader and a writer. At the same time, we're doing our best to toss her complicated problems wherein the moral center can be very hard to find. It's always great to put your hero into the kinds of trouble that can exploit his or her greatest strengths, so it's been a blast writing her as she fights to find her way under those circumstances.

...

Q. There aren't a lot of black female superheroes, in fact given that Vixen is long missing from DC Storm is it. Do you feel a sense of responsibility to get her right? How does that impact your writing?

You bet. I feel a huge amount of responsibility with this book. But I don't know that I'd phrase it as a feeling that I have to "get her right." All of these classic characters can be written many different ways — that flexibility is one of the reasons the iconic superhero characters have survived and thrived for decades. I don't believe there's any one objectively "right" way to handle any character — they're strong and amazing enough to be explored from multiple angles and in multiple ways.

That being said, at this moment in time, I do think there's a great opportunity to explore Storm not just as a mutant, but specifically a woman and a woman of color. So I'm thinking a lot about what everyday life has been for her throughout her life and how it affects her world-view, and I'm working hard to explore that in very big and very subtle ways.

--Greg Pak

I was sadly underwhelmed by this issue. A comic that examines how being "a woman and a woman of color" affects her world-view and makes her different from other superheroes is something I would be all about, but I don't think it turns out well.

But hey, make up your own minds )

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Victor Ibáñez
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"Wherein our Native American hero heads West and meets Altani, the pteranodon-riding daughter of Genghis Khan and the vanguard of the Mongol invasion of the Americas in 1210 AD!" -- Greg Pak

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