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Black Panther And Storm Split Up In Avengers Vs X-Men

Man, what is it with marriages these days? They always end up being on opposite sides of a war splitting the planet asunder and then getting annulled.

Black Panther And Storm Split Up In Avengers Vs X-Men

Marvel always talk about how their big crossover events will have serious implications for the Marvel Universe as a whole, and how many characters will be changed forever.

Doesn't always work out.

But slapped right in the middle of this week's edition of Avengers Vs X-Men is the news that one of Marvel's most prominent married couples, Storm and Black Panther, are no longer married. Their union declared annulled by royal decree.

Just as when they were married, and complaints were heard as to why Marvel's two most prominent black characters had to get married to each other, I'm now expecting complaints about Marvel showing black marriages stereotypically ending in divorce (sorry, annulment) but there really isn't that much stereotypical about one party taking the side of Gods on Earth and another having his kingdom destroyed by them, before both descending into the pits of Limbo, but there you go.

Oh yes, Limbo. Remember in X-Men Legacy, I think it was, where Illyana created a slice of Limbo inside a volcano to imprison Avengers? The one that the X-Men promptly forgot in Avengers when the Red Hulk attacked and they couldn't hold him? Well they've remembered they have it again… and it's all a bit James Cameron's Aliens down there…

Black Panther And Storm Split Up In Avengers Vs X-Men

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics in London. About to host an Ian Churchill career retrospective of original art in August, kicking off with a signing…

Black Panther And Storm Split Up In Avengers Vs X-Men

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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