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First Impression: THE WILD STORM #1

by Glenn Snow | December 15th, 2016


Ah, yeah, this is noteworthy. And will be good…guaranteed. Warren Ellis is curating a reboot of the WildStorm Universe. Covert power structures and secret space programs? Ah, yeah…guaranteed good. This could be as momentous as Marvel’s Ultimate Universe, which has had some incredible staying power.

“A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.  And that woman–Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she’s buried in her own body–is the only person who can save him.  What she doesn’t know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history. New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, PLANETARY) returns to DC to curate Jim Lee’s WildStorm world, with this debut issue resetting the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others.”