Black Panther and Storm are divorced?
Black Panther and Storm are divorced? (Photo: Marvel)

From Clutch Magazine: 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:

Black Panther and Storm divorce
Black Panther and Storm are divorcing? (Photo: Marvel)

Yikes.

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.

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