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    (No Spoilers) Welcome to the new Stormwatch! This is not issue #19, it reads more like a first issue. But…

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    (No Spoilers) After a tumultuous year and a half since the New 52 started, Stormwatch has survived…but just barely. After…

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    (No Spoilers) After a somewhat lackluster previous issue, the series gets back on track as we get a shift in…

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    November 15, 2012 6:12 pm Doh! Accidentally posted the wrong review here. :/ THIS IS THE REAL REVIEW: (No Spoilers) With all the introductions behind us, the team is finally able to get the story moving as we get some great action and some great character moments. You could tell Justin Jordan was having fun with this issue as we get a lot of story crammed into the issue. Guest artists Ron Frenz and Julius Gopez did a better job in my opinion with the art. Here's to hoping that this is the beginning of a positive trend for this book! This is a great example of a book that can have good action as well as a good story. Black Canary narrates the issue much like Lynch did in issue 1 but her commentary didn't overpower the story. It was inserted in just the right spots so it would compliment what was going on at the time. We're got so many characters to keep up with, Jordan wisely gives the lesser known characters some screen time. Bronson, or "Iron Man" as we jokingly refer to him, gets a rather comedic moment that ends up helping the team. Jordan also does well to tie this back to a moment in issue zero which I never would've thought would be something we'd revisit. It's good that he's not just doing throw-away stories. The same can be said for some of the newer characters like Bronson. It would be easy to dismiss them as cannon fodder since there are other more well-known characters on the team. But not only has Jodran said they are certainly not cannon-fodder, but he's also proving it here by giving them moments to shine. If I had any complaints about the issue, it's kind of a weird one. For old Wildstorm fans, there's mention of an old Wildstorm villain here, although unfortunately, it seems it was just a tease (hopefully for future stories). It's almost as if Jordan had this villain ready and at the last minute they told him to use Eclipso instead (not a spoiler, he's in the solicits). While a weird choice, it's still cool that the idea that this Wildstorm villain exists has been established in the New 52. This was the issue I wanted after zero but it's ok that we had to get through all the re-introductions in issue one. If the stories continue like this, than the title should have a long shelf life. I'm still pushing for a better artist just because I think the book needs to have a stronger visual appeal. But for now, hopefully the story alone will keep people hooked.
    August 22, 2012 12:21 pm remember the zero issue next month too! :)
    August 1, 2012 12:42 pm do it! first trade is out already :)
    September 9, 2011 9:16 pm agreed, glad you're enjoying that aspect :)
    July 21, 2010 3:56 pm @JoeCom, ooops sorry.  As much as I normally like Warren Ellis, wasn't too crazy about his Dv8 series.  Gods and Monsters is far superior in my opinion.
    July 19, 2010 11:02 pm @JoeCom, it has been an excellent series so far.
    April 21, 2010 4:05 pm

    @USPUNX

     Brian Wood has made this very accesible to new readers.

    April 12, 2010 11:23 pm @AlanRob, we won't know for sure until it comes out, but it seems that it happens after the events of Wildcats #21 because since Phil Hester is coming onboard with this issue, it seems he's going to take the remnants of the team on an adventure seperate from the Wildcats.
    March 29, 2010 11:07 pm

    @tdog

     Give it a try if you're up for something new.  :)

     Feel free to use our Wildstorm Resource Wiki to help:

    http://wildstormresource.wetpaint.com

    February 23, 2010 11:41 pm

    @AlanRob,

     Glad you're enjoying the book so far.  Gage did a good job while he was there.  I think Beechen just has a more exciting premise with this crazy war going on.