Wild Storm #13

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
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8.3User Rating

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John Lynch, once the director of IO, the secret deep-state agency that runs Earth, is on the road. His darkest project, Thunderbook, has been uncovered, and he needs to warn the principals, now scattered across America. Hiding. Because they were his most successful experiments. And none of them are completely human anymore.

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw May 16, 2018

    This issue skilfully opens up the ongoing storyline of the series, giving us insight into the Wild Storm universe's past and clues as to its future direction. A new character is introduced and old ones are adroitly revisited; answers to old questions beget a whole host of new ones. This issue is a powerful reminder that this series is not the story of a team or a character but of a world, a rich and storied setting steeped in conspiracy and intrigue. Davis-Hunt's artwork continues to be the perfect vehicle for depicting that richness; Ellis' story continues to sink its hooks deep into the reader's imagination. Another outstanding issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Corps - Jeff May 16, 2018

    It's another great installment obviously...and yet again, so little is really happening except character/world building - oh and gross alien bodies...IO has now been pushed to the brink of war, Skywatch is ready to fight IO, and a long forgotten IO director named John Lynch has a mission to warn his former secret "Thunderbook" subjects that bad vibes are going to find them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra May 16, 2018

    This is a fun issue where we get a bit of development on the background of some characters, see the emergence of Lynch's character into the central narrative, have a bit of mystery built around the looming Daemonite threat and see the conflict between IO and Skywatch escalate. You can tell it's an interesting series when a plan for the literal destruction of human society is one of the least interesting elements of the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 21, 2018

    The other big emphasis in this issue is the existence of human-alien half-breeds. The Wild Storm #13 introduces us to John Lynch, the former director of IO, who reaches out to his former soldier Marc Slayton when he discovers someone has been digging into the details about his uber-secret project to enhance human soldiers with alien DNA codenamed Thunderbird which left the subjects forever changed. Fitting into that same theme, John Colt makes a birthday call and Voodoo has some unpleasant dreams. There's definitely a strong alien flavor there the foreshadows looming trouble just off the horizon. I'll be curious to see just how Warren Ellis weaves the half-breed stories into that of the growing I.O./Skywatch conflict and Sparks putting together her new team. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer May 16, 2018

    Jon Davis-Hunt's artwork is a delight; it's very clean and helps keep an issue filled mostly with talking heads engaging to look at. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 17, 2018

    This is a well-written, gorgeously drawn comic that completely lacks any focus. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald May 19, 2018

    The long running Wild Storm series returns with a decent if slow issue by Ellis and Davis-Hunt. The series needs these creators and would falter with anyone else. Elliss pacing and Davis-Hunts mesmerizing artwork save this lackluster issue. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier May 22, 2018

    Inthe past, I havent found Ellis stories tend to be this complex, and I wishthere was a re-cap page, or some sort of primer to convey the major charactersand their individual roles. I know thats not popular in comic books thesedays, but if it helps retain readers, maybe its in the best interests of thetitle. Read Full Review

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