Wild Storm #9

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jon Davis-Hunt Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Angie Spica is given access to Jacob Marlowe's secret lab, and discovers a treasure trove of technologies and sciences strange, ancient and alien. In this underground hold, she begins the process of fixing herself-and, perhaps, even evolving herself. In another hidden room, Jackie King and her team at IO begin planning a covert cyberwar attack against Skywatch-something even her own boss doesn't know she's doing.

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Nov 15, 2017

    There are some cool bits of world building and character development here, but not enough motion in the main story. Fortunately, the samurai fight is too badass to mind, proving just what kind of oomph Davis-Hunt brings to this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jeff Nov 15, 2017

    "Where the hell is this story going?" isn't usually a compliment, but as I read each mystery begins five additional mysteries and dern it if I'm not onboard for every bizarre twist.  Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Nov 15, 2017

    Overall, another classy issue with characters like John Colt receiving some welcome attention, along with Mitch who, if he hasn't already, must surely soon be crowned “comics' most engaging dogsbody”. Davis-Hunt's art is gorgeous, too, and the whole series remains something to savour. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Nov 15, 2017

    Maybe my tastes are too simplistic. I do come from a generation where the good guys wore white and the bad guys wore black. Villains were evil for the sake ofbeing evil. I would prefer to see more of that here, but your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Nov 15, 2017

    In this issue, Davis-Hunt gets to flex his artistic muscle once more and it’s still, once again, great to see. One thing I’ve noticed through this series has been Ellis’ willingness to always give one, sprawling scene to Davis-Hunt to showcase his artistic talent. This time, it comes in the form of John’s sequence (once again actually). Beautiful yet brutal is all I can say about those pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Alex McDonald Nov 17, 2017

    As always, the dream team of Ellis, Davis-Hunt and Buccellato deliver a fantastic comic book. Readers know by now to expect the unexpected and for that to be beautiful. If you haven't been following the series this definitely isn't a 'jumping on' issue, but if you have then you don't want to miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Nov 17, 2017

    "The Wild Storm" #9 switches up the series' familiar formula for a thrilling and violent diversion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 16, 2017

    I really thought that this series had turned a corner a few issues back, but it still hasn't quite settled into a tale with forward movement. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 27, 2017

    The Wild Storm #9 feels very much an issue set aside in the middle of graphic novel to lay some foundation for what is yet to come. The Japanese sequence helps to set it apart as more than just a filler issue (although, really, that's what it appears to be). The interaction we got with Jenny Mei Sparks and the new Doctor in the previous issue may have raised my hopes a bittoo much that the timeline had been accelerated, but it seems Warren Ellis is more than content to take his time and continue to build out his world. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 16, 2017

    This comic seems to constantly tease us with great concepts and characters, but never focuses enough to really give them the treatment they deserve. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Ryne Wiley Nov 21, 2017

    Probably the slowest issue of an already slow-burn title. Eventually, we will reach a climax that will be exciting and explosive, but to say this issue is anything but transitionary would be a lie. When 10 pages are devoted to only a fight scene, its clear there is not enough story to fill out the 24 issue arc. But those 10 pages are beautifully rendered, so if youre looking for great art, youll find a lot of it here. Read Full Review

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