Wild Storm #8

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 18, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Jacob Marlowe told Angie Spica that he isn't from around here. He is, in fact, from a long way away. And the story of how he and his friends got here is probably the oldest secret on Earth. The Wild Storm cosmology begins here.
Also, nobody has stopped trying to kill Angie Spica, and I.O. Chief Analyst Jacklyn King just had the worst and most brilliant idea of her life.

  • 9.8
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Oct 18, 2017

    With mature sophisticated plotting and beautifully detailed – and imaginative – art, this is a gloriously confident book and the surprising way in which its focus has shifted and expanded with this issue has imbued it with renewed freshness and unpredictability. In short, The Wild Storm remains a must-buy title and this is as good an issue as any to jump on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 24, 2017

    The Wild Storm #8 introduces us to The Doctor, and introduces her to Jenny Mei Sparks (whose name is uttered for the first time in this comic). While we get more of The Doctor than this new Jenny, The Doctor is able to learn a bit about her mysterious visitor and what she represents from previous Doctors. The acid trip the medicine woman takes Jenny on is full of imagery, some of which makes sense and some which only raises far more questions. Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship? Or something far more complicated? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jeff Oct 18, 2017

    Another stunning chapter in the most bizarrely beautiful "grounded" sci-fi adventure on current comic book shelves is here. If this is not a mandatory read at this juncture I don't know what else I can say. The art is breathtaking and the language is expertly utilized in a way that most comic creators are not capable of. I'm already flipping back to page one to read this again. Honestly, I should go back to issue one. Bravo! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Pierre Brown Oct 18, 2017

    Another must read for fans of the Wild Storm reboot and a major plot reveal at the end makes this issue essential reading for established fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 18, 2017

    Davis-Hunt continues to work his magic in this series and gets to flex his artistic muscle throughout the issue. The scenes with Marlowe explaining his origins to Angela and the interactions between Jenny and the Doctor are visually beautiful and continue to add to the story in ways that have to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Oct 18, 2017

    A slower issue than usual that gives readers the amount of understanding that Ellis wants them to have. If dialogue heavy issues are not your thing then luckily some of the best art of the series is here courtesy of Jon Davis-Hunt to keep you invested. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Oct 18, 2017

    Though it is essential reading for anyone hoping to make sense of the series, this isn't the team's best work. The art team gets to show off some inventive tricks, and the writing maintains the lighter tone of the book despite the deep sci-fi concepts it explores, but after the action-heavy journey we've been on thus far, issue #8 feels a little tepid by comparison. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 3, 2017

    Huntsartwork is fine, in its simplicity, which I personally find refreshing. Toooften these days, artists and their colorists will overwork a page. He presentsthe story in basic panels with simple, clear lines. The hallucinogenic sceneswere delightfully trippy, without a lot of needless Photoshop effects to conveyits other-worldliness. Read Full Review

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