STORMWATCH #19

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THEN THERE WAS A DISCOUNT ]  
Say hello to the new writer, Jim Starlin. He's funny, like the comedian, George Carlin. Except he isn't dead. Plus he hasn't gone to bed. With a supermodel or any other media darlin. Honestly, why don't you ask the Writer: Jim Starlin; or the Artist: Yvel Guichet? But not in front of the Publisher: DC Comics, in March, 2013, OK?

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this STORY entitled 'Reset'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: After the death of Adam One, the new leader of Stormwatch, Storm Control, talks to his boss, the Shadow Lord, about his new recruits and an existing cosmic malady. Furthermore, whilst this tête-à-tête is going on, the Engineer has to track down their newest member in South Africa.
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: Yeah. I would say so.
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: We get to say 'Hi' to Midnighter, Apollo, Hellstrike, the Weird, Jenny Soul, Fuji, plus a brand spanking new HQ!!!!
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With the new Stormwatch primed and ready for their first mission in outer space, and with Lobo being woken up by Adam One's killers

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
Although I understood a lot had to be explained in this story, due to the introductory nature of it, at the same time I have to say that I found Jim Starlin coped with this nuance very well, by giving each piece of 'exposition' some character and scope.

Now a good example of this would be when Xiomar got away from the Engineer, prompting her to then grumble in turn...

'Oh, Hell... and this outfit is so not made for jogging'

Ha! See what I mean?

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) Hip-hip-f*cking-hooray! It was a right blast to see the last Czarnian back on a book again. I just prey that he is here to stay, and isn't disposed of a couple of issues down the line. Fingers crossed. 
(+) I really do like the new team line-up. They're diverse. They're alternate. They pay homage to both the Wildstorm and DC Universes. Plus I can't wait to see more of them in the future.
(+) Was that big robotic chap, Fuji? He looked like Fuji to me. Plus wasn't it a nice surprise to see Hellstrike back on the team as well!
(+) As of yet I am sitting on the fence about these new reality warping bad-guys. Well, all in all I'm not really sure if I like them or not yet. Time will tell though. I'm sure.

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) My only slight gripe with this issue would have to be that it did make me feel slightly confused on following two points. Firstly, did the Engineer fight Dum and Dee? And if so, how come they look nothing like they did in 'The Dark Knight' comic book. And secondly, is this new Apollo and Midnighter the same heroes from last issue, or are they a reality warped versions?  

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to two WELL KNOWN MOVIE STARS.
MARTY FELDMAN AS THE WEIRD: Any fan of British comedy will know one hundred percent who this hero was based upon. Go on. Take a look at the picture provided. And tell me that I'm not correct.

DYLAN MORAN AS HELLSTRIKE: Oh! One minute! I just thought of something. Is this very green rapscallion still Irish? I hope so or otherwise I can't compare him to this great stand-up comic!

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream' -- C. S. Lewis

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' BY BOB DYLAN: Come on, let's face it. This comic has changed quite a lot since last issue. So to me this is one very appropriate song to compare it to. Nuff said.




ANYTHING Else?
Alright. So I know that this issue of Stormwatch wasn't really everybody's cup of team. Some of you out there didn't like the artwork or the story. Whilst other people didn't like the look of this new team.

Me on the other hand, I just loved it. I honestly feel that this is one cracking title, and we have some really exciting times ahead of us. Granted, it's not one hundred percent perfect as of yet. As some of the characters have to be fleshed out a bit more, and the overall concept has to also be aired more thoroughly. Nonetheless, overall this is a great new start for a great new creative team and a great new band of heroes.

By the way, who do you think this new Storm Control guy really is? Jackson King perhaps? Or is it Hendry Bendix or someone completely different?

If you think you know, drop up a spam, OK?  

GIVE IT, IT'S DUES: If This Comic Book Was a Meal, It Would be some Sort Of Innovative Gourmet Concoction. Like Hamburger and Fries Ice-Cream. Yummmm!