Monday, May 21, 2018

The Wild Storm #13

The war between I.O. and Skywatch heats up as Jacklyn King gets a close look at Henry Bendix's quick and brutal reprisal for I.O. hacking into Skywatch. This, of course, will lead to an I.O. retaliation as well. Elsewhere Jenny Mei Sparks and Shen Li-Min go recruiting as the comic's version of the Authority may be finally taking shape. By the looks of things, the world will need them sooner rather than later.

The other big emphasis in this issue is the existence of human-alien half-breeds. The Wild Storm #13 introduces us to John Lynch, the former director of IO, who reaches out to his former soldier Marc Slayton when he discovers someone has been digging into the details about his uber-secret project to enhance human soldiers with alien DNA codenamed Thunderbird which left the subjects forever changed. Fitting into that same theme, John Colt makes a birthday call and Voodoo has some unpleasant dreams. There's definitely a strong alien flavor there the foreshadows looming trouble just off the horizon. I'll be curious to see just how Warren Ellis weaves the half-breed stories into that of the growing I.O./Skywatch conflict and Sparks putting together her new team. Worth a look.

[DC, $3.99]

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