Not every comic book universe has the advantage of existing since the 1930s, but that doesn’t mean their history is any less fascinating to read about, especially when your tour guide is the immortal hardcase, Jenny Sparks. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Stormwatch #44 awaits!
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in the with the team known as Stormwatch, and apparently they’ve done more than just change up the lineup. The previous iteration of Stormwatch has been wiped from the pages of history, and their adventures started over with a new lineup, combating an evil force known as The Kollective. Will they prevail before cancellation? Your Major Spoilers review of Stormwatch #27 awaits!
Or – “I Just Hope It’s Better Than The First Stormwatch #0…” I have fallen behind in most of my comics reading over the summer, as reality has knocked a hole in what I laughing refer to as my spare time. Worse than that, I can’t remember anything that happened in Stormwatch since about issue #4. Hopefully that won’t damage my enjoyment of this #0 flashback issue, ’cause your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Grifter #1 was one of the first comics that I read. I picked it up because I wanted to read about a character I had never heard about. I originally fell in love with the series, but lately there has been a lack of character development and seeing the same ethereal baddies in every issue has become stale. Midnighter from Stormwatch makes a cameo in this issue, but can Grifter #7 help revive this title?
The creative team announcements continue to roll out of DC Comics, which seems to be a way the company is keeping things relatively fresh for new readers. With Jeff Lemire moving to Justice League Dark, where does that leave Peter Milligan? Stormwatch.
Or – “Will It Work Without Warren?” Younger Spoilerites may not recall that Stormwatch began as part of the Image Comics revolution in 1993, but the title probably found its most critical acclaim under the pen of Warren Ellis with a run that eventually mutated into The Authority. Part of the reason that book became famous was it’s willingness (and, honestly, it’s ability) to look at certain archetypes of comics history in a new light. Will new characters based on Superman and Batman be as much fun in a world that already has the real thing?
DC Comics has released a five page sneak peak of Stormwatch: PHD #3. Here is how DC describes the issue: The members of PHD visit Sin City to train and prep the first PHD force outside of Manhattan. But the true motivation for the trip soon becomes apparent…is the team prepared for the dark secret lurking in the shadows beyond the neon lights? Meanwhile, two members of PHD share a liaison that may be too explosive to stay in Vegas, and the shocking origin of Paris is revealed!