REVIEW: Stormwatch Vol 1: The Dark Side by Paul Cornell & Miguel Sepulveda

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics–The New 52 event of September 2011, Stormwatch returns, but this time to the DC Universe Jack Hawksmoor, Midnighter, Apollo, The Engineer and Martian Manhunter comprise a dangerous super human police force whose existence is kept secret from the world. Collected here, this covert team of sci-fi Super Heroes must not only battle the Earth’s moon, but find a way to hide its monstrous metamorphosis from the rest of the Earth Featuring writing from Doctor Who and “Superman: The Black Ring” scribe Paul Cornell, and art from rising star Miguel Sepulveda.

Stormwatch was really weird and complicated. At first I didn’t even know if I was going to finish it because I didn’t know any of the superheroes and the more I read the weirder and more convoluted it got. At the beginning there was a whole lot of nagging over who should be the leader of the group. Lots of whining and such. This progressed through the whole store but eventually it faded from whining to mature discussions.

So even though it gets way weirder it also gets more interesting as well. Every person in the story has weird super human abilities like controlling media, or having tactical powers. This made it really cool. I love the guy who is “the god of cities” and controls and talks to cities.

The art is nice and if you’re looking for something different I’d check it out. I’ll be reading the next volume but I’m not in a rush.



5 thoughts on “REVIEW: Stormwatch Vol 1: The Dark Side by Paul Cornell & Miguel Sepulveda

  1. the god of cities is definitely an interesting concept! but I agree, sometimes storylines can get too complicated too fast, especially when the universe is fairly ‘new’ to the read. glad this one seemed worthwhile in the end, hope you enjoy the sequel as well. πŸ™‚


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