Stormwatch #21

Stormwatch has been through a lot of changes lately, but it doesn’t seem that the changes are helping the title as intended. What began as a potential for an interesting new start for the team, is quickly devolving into traditional superhero fare. I fear the title may not survive past Villains Month in Sept.

Wildstorm Addiction Podcast – Episode 47

Welcome to another episode of Wildstorm Addiction! Our resident Wildstorm experts Joe David Soliz & Benjamin Murphy review Stormwatch #20, Ravagers #12, and Team 7 #8, as well as some other Wildstorm appearances in the new DCU 52.

Ben welcomes everyone to episode #47 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. This month on our “Friends of Wildstorm” series, where we bring on a lifelong or recently converted fans of the Wildstorm Universe, we have Titanothrope (who asked that his identity remain confidential) and is a regular at Clark’s Bar and one of the last die-hard Wildstorm fans next to Joe, myself, and Chris Striker.

Ravagers #12

Another one bites the dust as this title too comes to an end. Under the new creative team, the title did remain interesting. It also left things very opened ended so we’ll see what DC has planned for this group in the future.

The final issue reads like the final act of a movie. We have a huge confrontation between the Ravagers and Deathstroke which ends up being really cool. Because it was basically a final battle issue there’s not too much to elaborate on other than enjoying the fight. Diogenes Neves got to finish off the art on the issue solo and he does a good job with the fight scenes.

Team 7 #8

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.