Wild Storm #17

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 11
8.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Stephen Rainmaker was the most dangerous man John Lynch knew even before he was inducted into the Thunderbook program. So much so that nobody could quite define how Thunderbook changed him. On his trip around America to warn his old team, Lynch left Rainmaker until last- for a reason. This is the visit that Lynch always knew could kill him. Meanwhile, Marc Slayton is discovering new things about America, IO and Skywatch.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Sep 19, 2018

    Another good issue of the Wild Storm that shows why Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt are such a good team. Worthy of reading if youve been following the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 19, 2018

    Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt are both doing the best work of their respective careers here. I'm totally in love with this series. I can't wait until it's over so I can read it all at once. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Patrick Lagua Sep 24, 2018

    Ellis and Davis-Hunt continue to update the Wildstorm characters in a way thats not cloying or pandering. This is a nostalgia dive that isnt just dog whistling and coattail riding, but more of a remix that feels relevant, thoughtful, and full of purpose. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Sep 19, 2018

    It's windy and mysterious and features some of the most coherent madness of any sci-fi book on the market today. This issue is a little heavy on exposition without providing much in the way of story progression, but I'd be lying if I said it isn't a big part of what I like about this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Sep 21, 2018

    "The Wild Storm" #17 is another great chapter in this ever evolving series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jeff Sep 19, 2018

    Wild Storm#17 manages to tell a spectacular tale while setting up worlds & characters that could live on well-past the stated twenty-four chapters of this flagship title. Every panel, word, and color choice on display here is perfectly woven into the narrative. As usual, this is a comic every pull list should include. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 20, 2018

    As The Wild Storm heads into the final act of a planned twenty-four issue run, it's clear that Warren Ellis isn't writing anything resembling a traditional Wildstorm series. It's much slower-paced that the franchise normally was, and has more to say. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 25, 2018

    The Wildstorm #17 also returns to Angela Spica pushing the limits of the technology that is a part of her and getting a different account from the Daemonites about her new friends who are actually aliens known as the Kherubim. While the conversation fails to sway Angela's loyalties to one side or the other of the warring aliens, it does provide foreshadowing of what is to come (including a looming authority, which I'm been waiting for since issue #1). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Sep 19, 2018

    This issue felt like a big deep breath before the final act of Wild Storm gets under way. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Sep 19, 2018

    I feel a little churlish criticising this book – a little like someone in a restaurant ordering a steak cooked to perfection and then complaining that the chips aren't fluffy enough. But, this issue's continued focus on Lynch slows the narrative down and, although the revelations about the Daemonites and the hints given by Marlowe are great, they are not, on their own, enough to generate tension or excitement. Davis-Hunt's art continues to be magnificent and Ellis' skills as a writer of naturalistic believable dialogue continue to shine. I just want, Philistine that I undoubtedly am, a bit more action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 24, 2018

    This series will definitely read better in trade but the things the The Wild Storm #17 portends are still really fun to see pop back up in canon. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Sep 19, 2018

    Withouta firm narrative, there is no conflict in the strictest sense. Instead, theaudience enjoys a series of skirmishes and heated conversations among the alienfactions, government entities, and victimized individuals all seeking some formof peace, either for themselves of for the world they inhabit. Sadly, thiseliminates the potential for a climax, meaning the series (which Id believedto be limited) is now open-ended. It could go on for years. Yay. Read Full Review

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