Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Wild Storm #20 by Warren Ellis - Comic Book Review

From the publisher: Skywatch intensifies its preparation for war, increasing its attacks on the planet. For some of these conflict zones, Skywatch’s greatest threat is not IO or conventional forces, but the people who escaped from its own experimentation camps. And the four people in London whom it knows little about, but who are preparing to take steps to alter the balance of the world…

The Wild Storm #20 by Warren Ellis can be summed up in three words: Apollo and Midnighter. Sure, there are a couple of other things going on. Bendix is paranoid again, and IO is about to do something violent. But this issue is all about Midnighter and Apollo. Why? Because they do Apollo and Midnighter things. And that's really all I can say, or even want to say.

This is a book heavy on the action, I mean, very heavy, and light on dialogue. And you know what? It works. However, there are only four issues left to go, and I don't have any clue as to how Ellis is going to wrap this up. He may not even be planning to. For all I know, this is just the beginning of a much bigger story, with Ellis setting the stage for his own little section of the multiverse. If that's the case, it's one heck of a beginning. If it's not, we are looking at one of the great (I hope) story endings. There are so many moving parts to The Wild Storm that I actually want to see how Ellis pulls this off. It has the potential to be spectacular. And crap, now I have to wait another month before I get the next installment.

Go buy The Wild Storm #20. Warren Ellis is at the top of his form, and this series is ridiculously good and ridiculously bombastic. Plus, it's fun.

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

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