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Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

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Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:36 pm

This was an odd one. I’m still getting used to the idea of the Wildstorm heroes being a part of the DCU, and this issue felt disjointed as a result. It still feels strange to see Martian Manhunter alongside Jack Hawskmoor, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it. It was great to see my old friends from the Authority back, I’ve missed them, and Cornell seems to have a good handle on them, he’s a British writer, so he can strike the same tone as Warren Ellis. I really liked the slightly off-kilter weird tone of this book, it looks like Stormwatch won’t be facing your typical super-villains, instead they’ll be fighting the Moon. I’m also intrigued by ‘Projectionist’, is she a new character? Her powers seem pretty unique. Miguel Sepulveda’s art is very well=suited to this book, he strives for realism, and even manages to make Martian Manhunter look real. The thing I’m most unsure of in this book is Apollo and Midnighter, are they going to be fighting against Stormwatch? What is the nature of their relationship? But I’m more than willing to see how this develops.

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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:44 pm

Projectionist is new.
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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:45 pm

Mike Mercury wrote:Projectionist is new.


What about Harry Tanner?

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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby jeremy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:47 pm

This is one of the few relaunch books I enjoyed. I thought what they are doing with Stormwatch makes a lot of sense and Martian Manhunter being with them made sense to me as well. But then again, I don't have a lot of preconceptions about DC and always like Wildstorm U better. Not loving all the characters yet, but Im still interested to see more.

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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:47 pm

Punchy wrote:
What about Harry Tanner?


Other new person.
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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:49 pm

Mike Mercury wrote:
Other new person.


I was just checking because I've read The Authority but none of the earlier Stormwatch stuff.

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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:50 pm

Paul Cornell seems like a great guy, a wonderful human being and all, but his books are so middle-of-the-road to me consistently time and time again. I like his interviews more than his comics. :-(
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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:51 pm

Mike Mercury wrote:Paul Cornell seems like a great guy, a wonderful human being and all, but his books are so middle-of-the-road to me consistently time and time again. I like his interviews more than his comics. :-(


You didn't like Captain Britain & MI:13?

Interesting to see the cast of Demon Knights show up in one panel, I like it when writers build their own little connections.

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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:51 pm

Punchy wrote:
I was just checking because I've read The Authority but none of the earlier Stormwatch stuff.


Those are the two new main characters...still processing them...
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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:53 pm

Punchy wrote:
You didn't like Captain Britain & MI:13?

Interesting to see the cast of Demon Knights show up in one panel, I like it when writers build their own little connections.


That is the one book by him I enjoyed to a larger extent, it's weird how it's always the one people bring up though.
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Postby Punchy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:54 pm

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That is the one book by him I enjoyed to a larger extent, it's weird how it's always the one people bring up though.


Because it's his best work?

I like his Lex Luthor too, apart from the Secret Six and Larfleeze chapters. Knight & Squire was silly fun.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:59 pm

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Because it's his best work?

I like his Lex Luthor too, apart from the Secret Six and Larfleeze chapters. Knight & Squire was silly fun.


If that's his best work, considering when it was written, that doesn't say much for his growth as a comic book writer. It was good but not Grant Morrison's Watchmen or anything.

Little sampling of both seemed middle of the road to me.
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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Punchy » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:03 pm

Mike Mercury wrote:
If that's his best work, considering when it was written, that doesn't say much for his growth as a comic book writer. It was good but not Grant Morrison's Watchmen or anything.

Little sampling of both seemed middle of the road to me.


Does every writer have to be on an upward curve forever?

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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby SuperginraiX » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:10 pm

I liked his Dark X-Men mini, too. This was a little hard to understand on the first read through. I'll have to go back and see if the second read helps out.
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Re: Stormwatch #1 (Human. Ignorant. Spoilers)

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:13 pm

Punchy wrote:
Does every writer have to be on an upward curve forever?


I was confusing the book anyway. I didn't like CB&MI:13 anyway, I only liked his Wisdom miniseries. Maybe you'll tell me he didn't even write that, I'm too lazy to check. If not, he didn't write anything I liked to begin with.
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