Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Wild Storm #8

There's a ton going on in this issue. The opening storyline involves Jacob Marlowe telling Angie Spica the truth about what he and his friends are doing on Earth... well, mostly the truth. This "easy-reader" explanation works both as a primer for Angie and readers, but of course leaves out some important details. While she's a bit overwhelmed with what she's learned, Angie has found a safe heaven, at least for now. Jacklyn King's team also identifies Grifter, leaving them with several questions about how to best proceed.

The Wild Storm #8 introduces us to The Doctor, and introduces her to Jenny Mei Sparks (whose name is uttered for the first time in this comic). While we get more of The Doctor than this new Jenny, The Doctor is able to learn a bit about her mysterious visitor and what she represents from previous Doctors. The acid trip the medicine woman takes Jenny on is full of imagery, some of which makes sense and some which only raises far more questions. Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship? Or something far more complicated?

[Vertigo, $3.99]

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