Did Yall Know About The 6 Year Marriage Of Black Panther And Storm

By Ayize Ma’at

To be honest with you I’m not really into comic book characters.  I didn’t know who Black Panther was until earlier this year when a good friend hipped me to him.  Apparently he’s one of the best out there and he’s got one of the baddest brides in the comic book world, Storm.  Well I just found out yesterday that their 6 year marriage may be coming to an end.  Why?….apparently folks had issues about their relationship.  In any event, reading the below piece was a bit fascinating so I decided to post it on the site.  I sho nuff didn’t know about their marriage…did yall?

From Vibe.com

Marvel’s Black Panther (aka T’Challa) and X-Men’s Storm (aka Ororo Munroe) have been married since 2006. They wed in Black Panther #18 and have remained the only black married couple in the Marvel Universe. Until now. In a new issue of Avengers vs. X-Men, Black Panther dumps Storm in the coldest, most public way possible: during a battle she showed up (too late for his liking) to help him fight:


The writers may have decided on an “annulment” for the couple in response to fans’ disappointment with their storyline. Some argued that it was rushed and “unearned,” since there wasn’t any real courtship and it seemed that they were just being thrown together because both were high-profile black characters. If their relationship has been a point of contention with readers, that’s nothing compared to what goes on inside the pages of comics. Apparently, in an issue that featured the couple as married, Black Panther assaulted Storm in a fight scene.

Black Panther and Storm’s marriage was not without its supporters. A commenter at Shadow and Act claimed, “They couldn’t handle it that THE hottest & most powerful Black woman in the comic book world actually married a brotha.” Others in the comment section there are also lamenting the hasty split. But it would appear that there might be an off-page political reason for the sudden annulment.

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