Thursday, February 16, 2017
One of the best in the business, Ellis has crafted four six-issue "books" to start things off - a 24-issue series called The Wild Storm.
If you're not familiar with the wide-ranging history or plethora of characters that inhabit the Wildstorm Universe, the good news is, this is your starting point.
Ellis is in the process of reintroducing / reinterpreting the characters, so this is like seeing Zealot, Voodoo, Engineer and others for the first time.
I like the art by Jon Davis-Hunt, working with color artist Ivan Plascencia, they give the series a real-world feel to it, from the grime of the streets and the splinters of broken glass to the high-flying rescue and the emotions playing across the faces of the characters.
It's sort of a "quiet" start for the series, which traditionally plays out in cinemascope (concepts and events), but I suspect we'll be there soon.
A great start and a promising beginning!