After much build up since the cancellation announcement, the title has a nice wind down here. Jordan does his best to answer as many dangling plotlines as he can with the space allotted. In the end, it’s a decent ending to a title that was cancelled way too prematurely.
Team 7 has been the surprise hit of the cancellations (if that makes any sense). It seems that once Jordan got past the initial arc, he found more freedom to tell a great and epic story. Repeatedly it’s been said that if he had been allowed to lead with this story, the title might have survived. For old Wildstorm fans, this quickly became the book to follow as Jordan jam-packed it with classic Wildstorm characters. It was nice to see these characters in action again.
After a strong initial showing for the new creative team last month, the title begins to waiver a little too early for my tastes. Although the inclusion of Lobo is interesting, it seems a little odd that Stormwatch has essentially become Star Trek with superheroes.
It seems all the Wildstorm titles met their end in space. Voodoo headed out into space and got cancelled and so did Grifter (sort of). Only Team 7 didn’t resort to space as a new setting for the story but apparently that’s a moot point since that title was cancelled anyway. I’m hoping the Stormwatch title won’t end it’s time in space as well. For some, the classic feel Starlin brings may be a welcome change of pace and something that many feel is sorely missed in modern comics. But honestly, other than a select few classic stories, I’m not a fan of classic comic books. There’s just something very dated about that style of story-telling to me.
Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review the new DCU versions of Stormwatch #19, Ravagers #11 and Team 7 #7, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52! This month on our “Friends of Wildstorm” series, where we bring on a lifelong or recently converted fans of the Wildstorm Universe, we have Dave Bertrand a.k.a. DaveEB who is a regular at Clark’s Bar and can be seen spreading the Wildstorm love at the Comic Book Resource message boards sometimes too. Dave gives us a quick background on why and when he started following Wildstorm, which was the Wildstorm Rising crossover in 1994.
Joe welcomes everyone to episode #46 and gives his spoiler alerts warning. Remember, all written reviews on the website are spoiler free and usually get posted within a day of print release. A slowing of any good Wildstorm news to cover this month.
With just one issue left, Ravagers begins its wrap-up by bringing in all the players we’ve had in the book so far and making sure not all of them survive. It seems where the death of a title comes in the New 52, death itself isn’t too far behind. We get the introduction of an old Doom Patrol villain and lots of revelations that are starting to feel repetitive where the Wildstorm characters are concerned.