We posted this pic on Instagram earlier in the week. We finally got the Storm poster framed and it looks fantastic! Powerful image. Peter has been on a tear reading the Chris Claremont back issues. The LifeDeath issues have been particularly poignant. He plans on elaborating on Storm and some of these comics on a future blog post (most likely next week!). I have to give these comics a read sometime soon because truly, without a doubt, when writers know how to write for Storm, there is no one like her in the entirety of the Marvel Universe.
Some backstory; Peter came across this poster a few weeks back while we were visiting Tasmanian Comics. It was our fist time visiting the location. We found the poster towards the back of the store and Peter took to it right away. He checked the cubby beneath the poster and it was empty. Sold out. He walked away solemn. We walked around the store for another hour and picked up other comics. Peter was hoping to pick up Vol.3 of The Uncanny X-Men Omnibus but sadly, they were out. We picked up the new Saga (AMAZING!), the new Flintstones comic series (I haven't read it but it got great reviews!) and The new Walking Dead. I spent a great deal of time in the X-Files section, as I am apt to do whenever I come across any X-Files stuff. They had the new series figurines out on display, which I haven't seen before but looked quite amazing (they bend at the elbows and knees! Mulder’s office desk is included!). God, I wish I could commit to buying that sort of stuff but I made a deal with myself a while a go that I will collect the comics but avoid falling into the rabbit hole of being an actual collector of merchandise. I think that Storm posted lingered on Peter's mind as he shopped around. He circled back to it at some point and grabbed another poster (which I won't disclose yet since we haven’t framed it). He asked the owner of the store if he had any more of the Storm posters in the backroom. The owner said he didn't but he was more than happy to take down the one on display. He went on to explain that he had gotten this posters and some others off another seller that had gone out of business. It had a small tear on the lower right had side so the owner of the store gave Peter a discount.
"That’s it," he said. "The last of it's kind."
I don't think the owner meant that literally but it was something that gave Peter pause. It gave me pause. The last of it's kind. Storm. Not to sound nostalgic but they don't make them like they used to, do they? What a statement. POW.
And now it hangs in our gallery. The last of it's kind.
Sidenote: I love the reflection of the doorway on this poster. It wasn't intentional but it conjures up all sort of dark magic.