Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Wild Storm #22 by Warren Ellis - Comic Book Review
From the publisher: “The Sparks has the authority.” Jenny Mei Sparks has assembled a group of misfits and exiles, to stand against a corruption that covers the world and orbits above it. The problem? She’s probably too late. The endgame for a free Earth is in motion.
What happens when Jenny Sparks, Shen, Angie Spica, and John (thought it was Jack) Hawksmoor meet Apollo and the Midnighter? Well, Warren Ellis shows us in The Wild Storm #22. Oh yeah, Skywatch and IO are planning on fighting over control of the Earth, too. SO basically, this issue is one giant meet-up and battle. It's pretty cool with lots of typical Ellis action, some funny quips, and some outrageous situations.
I enjoyed this issue for what it was: the formation of The Authority. And if that was what Ellis was working towards with this series, the payoff was huge and explosive and fun. Seeing the characters interact was entertaining, as well. However, there are a bunch of hanging plot threads from earlier in this series and none of them were even mentioned in this book. That leaves Ellis two more issues to tie them up, or it looks like there will need to be a sequel series of some sort (which I'm fine with). I trust that Ellis knows what he is doing and I'm really looking forward to reading the next two issues to see how resolves everything.
I highly recommend The Wild Storm #22 by Warren Ellis. If you're just getting started with this book, stop and grab the collected editions of the first 18 issues, then come on back to see how it all ends. It's great fun!
I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.