Looking for something that is drawn a bit darker, something with an edge, plenty of action, multiple characters to follow, a leader of a group that you can both enjoy and dislike almost at the same time? Yes, then this is your graphic novel. Stormwatch by Warren Ellis has plenty of just about everything. I don’t know if he could cram, ram or stuff anymore into this. Here is what is between the covers on this bad boy:
“StormWatch, the United Nations Special Crisis Intervention Team, was formed to act as powerful police force on a global scale. But Weatherman Henry Bendix, the controller of the super hero team, has decided that this course of action is no longer effective. Recruiting the electric Jenny Sparks, the lethal assassin Rose Tattoo, and the city-symbiote Jack Hawksmoor, the Weatherman transforms the once reactive team into a proactive, take-no-prisoners strike team and makes the reader question the way that super hero teams are perceived.”
Interesting concept, good execution, and excellent artwork are consistent throughout the graphic novel. The social commentary is not too heavy handed but it does drive home its point. Weatherman Henry Bendix is one mentally tough old geezer. Henry walks around with his skull wet wired to the computer system issuing orders, sending superheroes into battle, taking no prisoners. It makes for some fun reading and the action is pretty intense and quick. To be honest I was surprised how much I enjoyed it, and I am definitely in for some more because I would like to find out where the storyline goes.
Next week we are doing the doubleheader again with Fist Stick Knife Gun and Mercy Thompson Homecoming by Patricia Briggs. Tomorrow is Digital short Saturday and we are posting on two debut series: The Commissary a geopolitical thriller by CQ Scafidi (author of the award winning Time Couriers) & THE NEXUS CHRONICLES by Skylyr Symkyns. Conception is the first title in this YA/Paranormal digital short story series.
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