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X-Men's Storm Just Received an Upgrade Making 'Goddess' More Than Her Nickname

The following contains major spoilers for Storm and the Brotherhood of Mutants #3, on sale now from Marvel Comics.

Marvel's Sins of Sinister event transforms one of the most iconic X-Men of all time into a literal goddess.

Storm and the Brotherhood of Mutants #3 by writer Al Ewing, artist Alessandro Vitti, and colorist Rain Beredo brings readers nearly one thousand years into the future where Emma Frost, now the reigning queen of the Red Diamond Empire, is unleashing her latest machination in the form of a towering, diamond mech. All the while, the Brotherhood has resurrected Ororo Munroe, better known as Storm. Despite not having any of her former experience, this Storm is still imbued with all the power she ever wielded, and the addition of the Arraki mutant Khora's elevates her to what may be Sins of Sinister's first case of genuine divinity.

Storm's history with godhood as a concept stretches all the way back to her first appearance in writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum's opening story, "Deadly Genesis!" from the pages of 1975's Giant-Size X-Men #1. At the time she was recruited onto the eponymous team, Storm was being worshiped as a goddess by the East Kenyan tribe she had made a home with. With the help of her fellow X-Men, Ororo honed her mutant abilities even further, just as her more esoteric allies have helped her build her inherent connection to the Mystic Arts.

Like many of her ancestors, including the Hyborian Age's own sorceress Ayesa, the Rain Queen of Balobedu, Ororo was born with the potential to wield powerful magic. In recent months, this has become more than a mere footnote, as Storm used her mystic abilities to help Wanda Maximoff, better known as the Scarlet Witch, to assist one of the latter's many unsuspecting clients.

Over the hundreds of years that Sins of Sinister has covered, Storm has taken it upon herself to safeguard the titular villain's greatest asset. Thanks to a horde of Moira MacTaggart clones, Sinister or anyone else who commands them can reset time to just before his plot began. With a heroic sacrifice, Storm effectively ensured that no one would be able to lay claim to these clones for years to come, with her resurrection coming in the hopes that she continues to do the very same.

Storm and the Brotherhood of Mutants #3 is written by Al Ewing with art by Alessandro Vitti, colors by Rain Beredo, letters by VC's Ariana Maher, and design by Jay Bowen. Main cover art is by Leinil Francis Yu and Matt Milla, with variant cover arts courtesy of Salva Larroca, Matt MIlla, and Joshua Swaby. Storm and the Brotherhood of Mutants #3 is on sale now from Marvel Comics.

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