Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The Wild Storm #23 by Warren Ellis - Comic Book Review
From the publisher: The storm of accidents, deaths, mistakes, confusion and anger has led to this. Miles Craven has lost his grip and Henry Bendix has lost his mind. Angie Spica’s journey is ending. And so is life on Earth.
So The Wild Storm #23 by Warren Ellis is more of the same. The last couple of issues have been Jenny Sparks and her crew (The Authority?) battling Skywatch. More of that happens in this issue. However, some of the other members get in on the action. John Hawksmoor has a nice role, as does the Doctor. Meanwhile, both Skywatch and IO seem to want to go the scorched earth route in order to defeat each other. In fact, Skywatch triggers their experiments, giving them orders to go to New York City and destroy IO and anything in their way. Oh yeah, Apollo, Midnighter, and Hawksmoor are all Skywatch experiments, so that's interesting.
Overall, Ellis is beginning to bring most of his story threads together in the hopes that some sort of resolution to this series will happen, since the next issue is the last one. I'm having fun reading The Wild Storm because Ellis is outrageous and his ideas and characters just seem to get bigger and wilder. This issue continues that tradition.
I highly recommend The Wild Storm #23 by Warren Ellis. It's a blast! However, this is NOT a good starting point. If you're not up to speed, you might as well grab the collected editions. As for me, I'm looking forward to seeing if and how Ellis sticks the landing.
I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.