I'm happy. While I never went far into Nu-52, it seems like DC just threw all the Wildstorm characters away. It's best they have their own universe if they're going to get mistreated in mainstream continuity.
I'm excited for WildCATS, but I'll remain skeptical until I hear the creative team. Joe Casey-era WildCATS is one of my favorite super team titles ever(better than Moore's imo), and it will be difficult to live up to. Ellis is only writing the main "Wild Storm" title apparently, so who knows what we'll get.
Zealot solo title, meh. Could be cool, but doubtful. They have a habit of making the Coda bland, fodder types. Just makes for a boring action series. Nemesis, Olympia, Zealot, and Sarin were the only memorable ones, and two of them died...
I'm always watching.
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Do yourself a favor and pick up Midnighter's solo series. It's truly an awesome series. I'd pick up Grayson first, because Midnighter was featured in that series, too. Midnighter was one of my favorite things I have read in terms of WS related. So, you know I'm not being biased, it was #26 or so on CBR's top 100. Grayson was also on the list. Top 20.
Nu 52 Wildstorm characters miss the point of the universe entirely. It was DC with adults and consequences, most of which got stripped in the merge. This can only be a good thing. Obviously healthy skepticism is in order beyond Ellis himself, but I'll be following this.
Which is fine. Ellis should be better with a fresh start. No need to incorporate the convoluted history of the DCnU half-breeds at this point. Even original Wildstorm, much as I loved it, was left in a clusterf*ck too because they ran out of ideas and ran the whole friggin' planet into the ground (pretty much literally). To try to pick up where it left off would be messy. Better to let him tell the story he wants, uninhibited by all of that.
Stormwatch was the book that put WS on the map. Technically WildCats was the big launch book, but they were imports from Image. Authority eventually usurped both in sales and notoriety, but even that came out of Stormwatch. A reboot would be a little odd without it.
Preview pages, plus some info about Midnighter and Apollo. Apparently, they will show up but are separate from their DC-Earth counterparts.
Not going to lie, it's just a preview, but I can't help but feel excited reading it. And not just from seeing familiar faces and organizations, but it looks like something cool is brewing. I'm guessing the conventional teams aren't intact, which could be a good thing.
I'm always watching.
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