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Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA and AL BARRIONUEVO
Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
Size: 32 pages
I think I may have figured out why exactly I like Stormwatch so much; it’s the characters. This is a team book that is legitimately not like anything else on the stands because the team members have powers and motivations that are different than normal superheroes. Jack Hawksmoor has always been a unique character (I assume), but newcomers like the superhumanly deceitful Harry Tanner or the mistress of media Projectionist (her own powers a sort of digital counterpart to Hawksmoor’s) are shaping up to be very cool players in their own series and (hopefully) in the DCU as a whole.
That’s not to say that the story and art aren’t good too. The giant absorbancy monster and the living moon are both ominous threats that seem to warrant the unique take Stormwatch has, and Sepulveda’s artwork is still dynamic and spot-on superhero stuff.
Stormwatch is one of DC’s best right now, and it excells because of the unique characters and world-ending situations that I would have never gone near if not for the New 52. Thank you, DC, for pleasantly surprising me.
Art: 4 - Very Good