About halfway through THE WILD STORM #5, Adrianna Tereshkova tracks down the wayward Angela Spica and invites her to have coffee with her, promising to tell Angie her story in hopes that Angie might then tell Adri hers. It’s an absolutely crucial scene, giving us the first character backstory we’ve gotten in the series and pulling back the veil a little more on the mysterious Skywatch.
There’s a reason why presidents and prime ministers are often seen and photographed interacting with the public. If you want to lead the public, you need to understand it. You have to have your finger on your pulse and realize what’s important to them and what will and won’t go over well. Power can be insular, and staying within your own private bubble for so long can leave you out of touch and completely uninformed as to how to lead. And even worse, it can leave you open to threats from the most unexpected of places.
Acclaimed comic book writer and novelist Warren Ellis has recently returned to DC to work on the characters that made him a household name among comic book fans. He has curated a new pop-up imprint called WildStorm and is authoring the imprint's first title, a complex, sophisticate thriller called THE WILD STORM, which also features art by Jon Davis-Hunt (Vertigo’s CLEAN ROOM). This ongoing series will reset the known WildStorm universe and introduce new iterations of WildStorm characters, such as Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others.
Technology may be the ultimate double-edged sword. There’s no doubt it’s made life easier and allowed us as a society to accomplish so much beyond what we once would have thought possible. It keeps us connected, informed and entertained. It can save lives, transport us around the globe and drive national economies. But as we’ve become more and more dependent on it, we’ve found that it also leaves us vulnerable to new forms of attack. Cyberwarfare, malware…even a simple loss of power that keeps us from accessing crucial systems could yield devastating results.
WonderCon attendees got more than they expected today at the WildStorm 25th Anniversary Panel. This year marks a major milestone for the imprint, and the founder, DC Publisher and artist Jim Lee, was joined by other superstar artists and writers as they honored the line’s legacy, revealed details of an anniversary book and looked toward the future of the WildStorm universe.
DC fans are flocking to Anaheim this weekend for the world famous WonderCon, and they’ll be rewarded with plenty of news, first looks and announcements. Whether you’re looking for the latest from Rebirth, dying to learn more about the Wonder Woman movie, eager to explore new imprints like DC’s Young Animal or WildStorm or just want to get some of your favorite comics signed, you won’t be disappointed. But if you can’t make it, don’t worry! You can keep up on all the action by downloading the DC All Access app or following us on social media.
Anyone who’s ever played Risk knows that ruling the world is almost like a game. There’s a strategy to it, there are moves and counter-moves, and there’s the crucial importance of being one step ahead of your opponent.
The world of Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt’s The Wild Storm, which continued this week with issue #2, seems to nod to this while also acknowledging something that many of us tabletop gamers don’t always like to admit—there can be a real tedium to strategy games.
Some of the biggest storms start quietly.
I say this, having just finished reading the first issue of THE WILD STORM, the debut title in DC’s newest pop-up imprint, WildStorm. (Which actually isn’t new per se, but this version certainly is.) The Wild Storm, written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Jon Davis-Hunt, is the flagship and premiere title from the imprint and our first taste of what we can expect from the return of these classic characters.
To make your mark on the future, it helps to take stock of where you’ve been. 2017 promises to be an exciting year for DC and its fans, but before we celebrate the new year, we thought we’d look back on 2016 and consider some of the places we’ve been. DC made some bold choices in the worlds of comics, film and TV, and many of them set our course for the months and years ahead. The past year was full of memorable moments, but some of these moments held real significance. Some of them really mattered. So as we do every year at this time, we thought we’d discuss a few of them.