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Preview: The Wild Storm #4

The Wild Storm #4

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jon Davis-Hunt
RATED T+
In Shops: May 17, 2017
SRP: $3.99

There’s a covert action team out in the wild, and I.O. has proof of it for the first time. This changes everything. The woman who tipped the first domino in this cascade of secrets and lies is on the run. And the other great power of the hidden world is on the scene. Henry Bendix is noticing things from on high, and that doesn’t bode well for I.O., Angela Spica or the planet. The storm is building.

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Preview: The Wild Storm #3

The Wild Storm #3

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jon Davis-Hunt
RATED T+
In Shops: Apr 19, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Angela Spica is wounded, alone and hiding from black-ops killers sent by her own benefactor, the man she thought responsible for her well-being-the mastermind behind an assassination attempt the Engineer just foiled. But, unknown to her, she might yet have a chance to survive this terrible day. The Grifter has a plan.

A storm is building. And through it all, a mysterious woman crackles though the electrical devices that inhabit our lives, slipping among the invisible networks of the world.

There’s something new in the world.

Early Preview: The Wild Storm #3

The Wild Storm #3

Written by: Warren Ellis
Art by: Jon Davis-Hunt
Cover by: Jon Davis-Hunt
Variant cover by: Jim Lee, Jamie McKelvie, Scott Williams
U.S. Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: April 19, 2017

Angela Spica is wounded, alone and hiding from black-ops killers sent by her own benefactor, the man she thought responsible for her well-being—the mastermind behind an assassination attempt the Engineer just foiled. But, unknown to her, she might yet have a chance to survive this terrible day. The Grifter has a plan.

A storm is building. And through it all, a mysterious woman crackles though the electrical devices that inhabit our lives, slipping among the invisible networks of the world.

There’s something new in the world.

Preview: The Wild Storm #2

The Wild Storm #2

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jon Davis-Hunt
In Shops: Mar 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

All Angela Spica did was save someone’s life. And now hers is over. The rogue engineer lies bleeding in a place she hopes nobody will find – but she’s wrong. The people embedded in the secret power structures of the world are tracking her. Skywatch. Halo. International Operations. A covert operative called Grifter. If only she hadn’t unknowingly foiled an assassination planned by her boss. If only her boss wasn’t the one person more interested in the Engineer’s transhuman implants than in her life. It’s all going very wrong, very quickly. There’s going to be more blood.

Preview: The Wild Storm #1

The Wild Storm #1

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jon Davis-Hunt
RATED T+
In Shops: Feb 15, 2017
SRP: $3.99

A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.

And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she’s buried in her own body-is the only person who can save him.

What she doesn’t know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history.

New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, PLANETARY) returns to DC to curate Jim Lee’s WildStorm world, with this debut issue resetting the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others.

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Review: The Wild Storm #1

the-wild-storm-1A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.

And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she’s buried in her own body-is the only person who can save him.

What she doesn’t know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history.

Warren Ellis returns to DC to guide a new WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Zealot, and more.

When the proto-WildStorm universe began decades ago it was an average superhero world with flashy characters and a grand conspiracy involving an alien invasion. Over the years it evolved into one of the most interesting and forward thinking superhero worlds challenging readers with adult concepts and much more than spandex, punching, and kicking. WildCats 3.0 saw an evolution as the team turned into corporate leaders attempting to deliver clean and cheap energy to the people. It still stands as one of my favorite comic arcs ever.

Now, with this reboot (or is it reimagining), Ellis is taking his stab at taking the world Jim Lee built and bringing it into modern times where the world looks a lot like it’d be the Wild Storm universe (minus the spandex superheroes). Corporate and global conspiracies mixed with political maneuvering is what Ellis delivers with a first issue that feels like it takes a lot of what has worked in the past and giving us enough new that it feels fresh and different.

I’ll admit, I’m Ellis’ writing is hit and miss for me, but when he’s on, he’s on, and he’s on here. The first issue is what I was hoping to see with a debut that’s full of mystery and a story that feels like it’ll have a hell of a lot to say about the world we live in.

But, what I like the most is Ellis’ move that those who are unfamiliar with previous works are no worse off. This feels like a fresh start in so many ways with characters that are familiar, but also different enough from the previous incarnations.

The art by Jon Davis-Hunt is solid giving us a world that you can feel the paranoia through the art. The details is sharp and the characters look familiar, but Davis-Hunt puts his own spin on them. The first issue has a good mix of action and more chill scenes to give Davis-Hunt a chance to show off his style, and no matter the situation it’s fantastic to look at.

I had no idea what to expect going into the first issue, but Ellis and Davis-Hunt deliver an intriguing start that feels like it’s an updated take on superheroes perfectly fit for today’s crazy world. Many have pondered how you tell stories in today’s world when things are so off the rails already, but Ellis in this first issue feels like he’s cracked the code.

Story: Warren Ellis Art: Jon Davis-Hunt
Story: 8.45 Art: 8.3 Overall: 8.40 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: James Bond #12

James Bond #12

writer: Warren Ellis
artist: Jason Masters
covers: Dom Reardon
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

EIDOLON, CHAPTER 6: The explosive conclusion to the second JAMES BOND 007 story – Eidolon are in the open, British Intelligence is cracked and in disarray, friends are dead and enemies seem unstoppable – can James Bond intercept the most direct strike of all, from the dead hand of SPECTRE to the heart of British Government?

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Preview: James Bond #11

James Bond #11

writer: Warren Ellis
artist: Jason Masters
cover: Dom Reardon
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

EIDOLON, CHAPTER 5:  Eidolon have M and Moneypenny, in a remote safehouse, with no hope of backup, no aid on the way, and no sign of James Bond.  Fear and paranoia and the collapse of governmental structure are in sight.  Britain is going back to the Dark Ages and SPECTRE, finally, have won.

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Preview: James Bond #10

James Bond #10

writer: Warren Ellis
artist: Jason Masters
cover: Dom Reardon
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

EIDOLON, Chapter 4 – MI6 is under attack from both hidden forces and Her Majesty’s Government itself.  Why do MI5 and Whitehall want MI6 to be unable to defend itself?  Where is the terrifying Beckett Hawkwood?  What is EIDOLON?

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Preview: James Bond #9

James Bond #9

writer: Warren Ellis
artist: Jason Masters
cover: Dom Reardon
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

EIDOLON, Part Three: Bond is sent to breach a secret base in the depths of England, alone, without back-up, and fully deniable: a place from Cold War history, with only one way in and one way out, while the forces of security services all over the world are seemingly ranged against MI6, and all Bond has is his gun and a few pieces of a bloody, dark puzzle…

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