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Ellis' Rebooted Wild Storm Series Continues to Pick Up Steam
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2018
Warren Ellis continues his fun and fantastic Wild Storm "rebirth" with this second volume that brings in another group of classic characters including Shen Li-Men (now fulfilling the role of the Doctor) and Jenny Sparks. With International Operations having stolen technology from their cold war enemies in Skywatch the race is on to get an edge on one another with both groups willing to go to war. Meanwhile, Jacob Marlowe and his wild CAT group are caught in the middle and trying to bring down both big brother organizations. The artwork and story both remain fantastic and though characters like Shen, Jenny Sparks, and Voodoo sadly remain on the sidelines for now the story is ramping up with many of these characters on a collision course with each other. The series does continue to have an incredibly odd problem with finishing each issue in the middle of the action (sometimes rather literally). Reading the book as a whole trade alleviates this problem by a wide margin, but imagining reading this series issue by issue would drive me nuts. All in all, this series is in great hands with Ellis at the helm and I'm excited for more great Wildstorm characters to return to the fold in new and imaginative ways.