Wednesday, August 15, 2018

THE WILD STORM #16 by Warren Ellis - Comic Book Review

From the publisher: What was Project Thunderbook? What did John Lynch do to the Thunderbook experimental subjects? Why did he shut it down and scatter them across America? Why isn’t Thunderbook subject Gloria Spaulding aging? Why do people act like she’s an alien? Well...alien is exactly what they made her at Thunderbook.

Here we go again. The Wild Storm #16 by Warren Ellis keeps the reader heading down the rabbit hole into this crazy world of conspiracies, aliens, and other unquantifiable things.

In this issue, Ellis focuses on two groups. I'm glad, because it allows us more time with the characters and situations. Unfortunately, it also leaves all the other characters in limbo. Right, so, Angie Spica continues to explore her abilities and this time she inadvertently makes contact with Jenny Sparks. Their conversation proved to be revealing and there is definitely potential for future awesome there. The other focal point is on John Lynch, who is once again looking for the subjects of Project Thunderbook. In this case, he meets up with Gloria Spaulding, who gives him a little more insight into just what is going on with the Thunderbook experiments.

As an aside, I will say that the summary of the issue provided by DC does not really match up with the content of the issue. Take it for what it's worth.

I continue to enjoy reading The Wild Storm. Ellis is a master at creating big, strange ideas, and this book is full of them. As a result, there is a lot going on and its hard to get a sense of the big picture. The other side of this is that there is a lot going on, and its a blast watching all the craziness unfold. I'm generally a fan of Ellis's writing, and these characters are great. I'll be staying around for the ride, because I can't wait to see how it turns out.

I highly recommend The Wild Storm #16 by Warren Ellis. Read the first two compilations, then grab the newest issues and get lost in the big ideas and small character moments. You won't be disappointed.

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

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