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The Wild Storm #11

by Olivier Roth on January 24, 2018

Writer: Warren Ellis

Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt

Colorist: Steve Buccellato

Published by: DC Comics

 

Right off the bat, I have to say that Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt continue to impress with this new semi-reimagining to the Wild Storm universe. This is definitely one of those series that provides a nice, slow build to what I can only imagine will be a crazy ending.

 

As with previous issues, Ellis smartly concentrates on only three or four elements within this massive universe for this issue. This time around we see some interactions between Jenny Mei Sparks and Shen Li-Men, more from IO, more from Skywatch, a renewed connection that has not yet appeared in the series and finally some progress on the character front, if only “technical” with Angie Spica.

 

Doing a recap of any of those parts would be a disservice to any potential reader since the book does advance at a pretty steady clip and each part is given about 2 to 4 pages each, so recapping them would simply be telling you exactly what happens.

 

I mentioned that this series has been a slow burn, and that is exemplified in how Ellis will only provide bits and pieces for the ready in each issue that, and here is the only real negative of the series, you can sometimes forget exactly what is going on. This is a series that will benefit greatly from two things: the trades as well as a re-read. It can sometimes be a little difficult to remember some of the names of the characters, especially with no recap page.

 

Other than that minor gripe, The Wild Storm is wholly different enough from the rest of what is being published by DC Comics that I can’t recommend it enough.  It’s a fun thriller that is fun for both new fans and old.

Our Score:

8/10

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