The Wild Storm

The Wild Storm #24

by Alan Rapp on July 10, 2019

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The Wild Storm #24 comic reviewThe 24 issue experiment of re-imagining the WildStorm Universe comes to a close with The Wild Storm #24. The war between I.O. and Skywatch is finally here. Bendix has activated his sleeper agents and sent them to New York. He’s also decided to drop a rather large diamond on the city just to wipe out I.O. completely. What he didn’t count on was a group of heroes banding together to stop him.

There’s quite a bit of action in the final issue as the (still not yet named) Authority hit the streets of New York and take down the various threats. To prevent the city from falling Jenny Mei Sparks will have to reveal herself to Jacklyn King, who walks out of the insanity in control of I.O., and Angela Spica will have to do the impossible (which, thankfully, she’s gotten pretty good at by now). She earns the big hero moment this time around.

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The Wild Storm #23

by Alan Rapp on June 4, 2019

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The Wild Storm #23 comic reviewThe Wild Storm #23 picks up at the exact moment where the previous issue left off, with the a giant Jenny Mei Sparks made out of electricity swatting down flying saucers. Seriously, do you need to know anything more? Okay, then…

The rest of the (still not yet named) Authority is here as well. After the heroes successfully stop Skywatch‘s attack, Henry Bendix triggers a control within all his experiments – sending them to New York to attack I.O.‘s headquarters. This includes Apollo and Midnighter, who are only stopped by some split-second timing thanks to Angie‘s doors and Shen who returns the two men’s identities to them and later gets them caught up on the oddball group they now find themselves a part of. Welcome to the team.

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The Wild Storm #22

by Alan Rapp on April 30, 2019

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The Wild Storm #22 comic reviewAuthority, assemble! Jenny Mei Sparks and her friends head out to team-up with Apollo and Midnighter as The Wild Storm #22 delivers Warren Ellis’ re-imagined Authority together at last. Although Apollo and Midnighter are initially wary, you’ve got to admit that Jenny makes a pretty solid pitch as the heroes band together to stop Skywatch who decides to rain down fire on the heroes.

They may not be a cohesive team yet, but Sparks, Hawksmoor, Angela Spica, and Shen Li-Men are able to convince Midnighter and Apollo they are on the same side by their actions. And as good as her pitch was to win over the two heroes, there’s just something about seeing Jenny Mei Sparks in action to convince anyone that they don’t want to be on the other side of her wrath. Shen proves not too shabby, either.

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The Wild Storm #21

by Alan Rapp on March 27, 2019

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The Wild Storm #21 comic reviewAlthough it checks in with the warring factions, the primary focus of The Wild Storm #21 is with Jenny Mei Sparks and the team she has put together. After learning about the existence of Apollo and Midnighter, and their stand against Skywatch, Jenny is all up for adding two more members of the group. It’s Jack Hawksmoor that makes the connection about what Skywatch was after, along with a rather on-point comment about how crazy his world has become.

We also get a rare human moment from Jenny admitting the mistakes she’s made allowing the world to get to the brink of Armageddon and reminding her group about what is at stake. Although the pair get the cover, Apollo and Midnighter don’t earn much more than a cameo (but it appears Jenny plans to change that as soon as possible).

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The Wild Storm #20

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2019

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The Wild Storm #20 comic reviewWhere many of the previous issues of The Wild Storm have been focused on introducing a large assortment of characters and lining up various storylines, The Wild Storm #20 has one clear objective: to show off the badassery of Apollo and Midnighter. It’s extremely successful.

Most of the comic is geared to Skywatch hitting a small town with their ground troops and flying saucers only to be met with far more resistance than they expected by two unwelcome guests. The result is a relatively easy win for the pair and a black eye for Henry Bendix.

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