Wednesday, July 19, 2017

THE WILD STORM #6 by Warren Ellis - Book Review

From the publisher: Michael Cray, the world’s best professional killer, is going to get himself killed for refusing to assassinate an innocent. Angela Spica, whose only mistake was saving someone’s life, is discovering that her life is over forever, and that the people in this strange new world she’s forced to survive in...may not be people at all. Treaties have been breached. Secrets are being told. There’s a war coming.

Finally! The Wild Storm #6, by Warren Ellis, begins to fill in some of the backstory/background of the various characters and groups.

Possible Mild Spoilers:

The great majority of this issue is a conversation between Jacob Marlowe and Angela Spica. It is Marlowe who provides much of the background, providing some general information about the conflict between IO, led by Miles Craven, and Skywatch, led by Henry Bendix. It seems IO rules the Earth and Skywatch rules everything else (space, other planets, etc.). In the middle of all this is Marlowe and his group, Halo. To combat the other two, Marlowe formed his own C.A.T. team (covert action team), consisting of people he'd rescued down through the years. Halo's mission is to save the planet.

The other main action revolves around Michael Cray, formerly of IO. He receives an interesting offer at a very interesting time.

I'm really enjoying The Wild Storm, and issue #6 was a great step forward in the story. I appreciated the information that Ellis provided on the various groups, and look forward to seeing how this all plays out. As the series continues, I'm curious if it will read more clearly as a collected edition, but I'm still having fun reading it installments; I'm just impatient having to wait for each new chunk of story. I highly recommend The Wild Storm #6 by Warren Ellis. It's not the best starting point for new readers, but due to it's content, it does work pretty well.

I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.

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