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Book Title: StormWatch, Vol. 1|
The author of the book: Warren Ellis
Date of issue: May 1st 2012
ISBN 13: 9781401234201
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 814 KB
Edition: DC Comics
Read full description of the books StormWatch, Vol. 1:The road to The Authority began here!
This TPB edition collects “StormWatch” #37-47. This material was originally published under the label of “WildStorm Comics” in two separate volumes “Force of Nature” and “Lightning Strikes”. This is an omnibus edition collecting both original TPBs in a brand new re-publication under the label of “DC Comics.
Writer: Warren Ellis
Illustrators: Tom Raney, Jim Lee, Pete Woods & Michael Ryan
INTO THE WILD…STORM
Wildstorm Comics used to be a 90’s Indy Comic Books’ publishing house, which Jim Lee founded by Jim Lee, but when he went to work full time for DC Comics, he sold the company to DC Comics, and now all the titles and characters created under the label of WildStorm are property of DC Comics, and some of them have been incorporated into the DC Universe during the “Flashpoint” event and following “New52” continuity.
WildStorm was been one of the most prolific and relevant Indy Comic Books’ publisher, creating many of the hottest titles of the 90s decade such as Gen13, WildC.A.T.S., Wetworks, Team7, The Authority and StormWatch, where they gave birth to popular characters such as Caitlin Fairchild, Grifter, Deathblow and Jenny Sparks.
Brandon Choi and Jim Lee created StormWatch, but this TPB edition, numbered as “Volume One”, focused on the era, at the issue #37, when Warren Ellis took over the writing job, and it’s without a question, a key moment where you are witness of the first steps to the road to The Authority, where the characters of Jenny Sparks and Jack Hawksmoor are introduced, along with Rose Tattoo, and even Swift (aka Shen Li-Min) gets a power boost.
STORM WITH A CHANCE OF WATCHING
StormWatch is the United Nations’ Special Crisis Intervention Team.
It’s a massive operation with an orbiting satellite headquarter, containing medical facilities, interrogation rooms, cryogenic cells, along with the disposal of armed troops, high-tech fightercrafts, and three special teams with superpowered beings.
Henry Bendix (aka The Weatherman) is basically the World’s Policeman, that while he is supposed to wait until a country, member of the UN, would invoke the Code Perfect, to intervene in a situation, during this run, you will be witness how The Weatherman is taking more and more liberties and taking actions even without the sanction of the UN Council.
The world is falling apart, going into a really dark scenario, and The Weatherman won’t wait until it would be late to do something. He will do something… now!
The time of just watching storms is over…
…it’s time for Police Action!
Borders are for maps, StormWatch will intervene whenever is needed and taking all the hard calls.
THE SPARK OF A CENTURY
I bought this TPB since I love Jenny Sparks, I think that she is one of the best comic characters ever made and her appearance in The Authority was truly epic, and since she was introduced here, I didn’t need anything else to decide and buying the TPB.
Jenny Sparks is the embodiment of the Spirit of the 20th Century…
…In a total literal sense!
She was born in England, on January 1st, 1900. Coming from a line of “spirits”, each taking over the responsibily of taking care of the world during a whole century, each with a different power that it will be the key revolutionary element of that century, like in the 19th Century, there was a “Jenny Steam”, in the case of Jenny Sparks, living in the 20th Century, she possess a vast control and manipulation of the electricity, even she can turn into pure electricity herself.
On the issue #44 (featured in this TPB) you’ll get a wonderful glimpse of how each decade, beginning with the 20s (where Jenny is now an adult) through until the current (at the time of publication) 90s. That comic book issue is a masterpiece showing each unique mood of Jenny Sparks merging with the defining style of each decade in the way for storytelling, artwork and coloring, in comic books. A masterpiece of comic book issue!
Jenny Sparks smokes cigarettes a lot, she drinks booze even more, she is cynical, she disregards about authority, but…
…never have doubt about her love for Earth. The blue planet never was safer than in her watch.
Read information about the authorWarren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is in development at Jerry Bruckheimer TV for the Fox network, and his GRAVEL books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct. IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. He’s also written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and is co-writing a video project called WASTELANDERS with Joss Whedon that will appear some time before we both die.. He is serialising a new graphic novel, TREES, with artist Jason Howard, through Image Comics. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His newest publication is the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, from FSG Originals. His next book will be the novella NORMAL, also from FSG.
A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.
Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative. He is a Patron of the British Humanist Association, an Associate of the Institute of Atemporal Studies, and the literary editor of EDICT magazine.
Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.
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