Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Wild Storm #5

With The Wild Storm #5, writer Warren Ellis continues to build out the new universe by re-introducing old characters. The fifth issue gives us Zealot, who like everyone else is searching for Angela Spica but instead runs into an old enemy, a disconnected cameo by Voodoo, and the IO's premier assassin Michael Cray whose employers want him to do one more job before he succumbs to what is slowly killing him - find Angela. However, even after a brief examination of the facts he can already tell the woman is far more interesting, and far less of a threat, than she seems.

Behind both storylines are larger ideas just barely touched on here. Given the amount of characters Ellis apparently wants to bring back in the new series I'm beginning to wonder how long before things get a bit unwieldy?

The other storyline involves Angela sitting down with former astronaut Adrianna Tereshkova whose bizarre origin makes her feel oddly less alone. Has Angela finally found a friend and ally? And has Cray's refusal to hunt her turned him into an enemy of the state? Time will tell. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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