The Wild Storm #21
Jenny Mei Sparks was an active participant in keeping the peace between International Operations, I.O., an American intelligence agency and Skywatch, a secret space program. However, the debate process became too draining and drover to the brink of alcoholism. Jenny’s story does not end like most that are challenged by this disorder.
Jenny Mei Sparks made an important discovery which causes tensions at I.O. and brings a new player into the field. The opening pages, we find Miles Craven and Ben Santini discussing their plans to terminate some of their rivals. Skywatch may have a greater threat than I.O. Look over the horizon; it’s the people who escaped from the experimentation camps.
The Wild Storm #21 slows down the pace at an extreme rate and allows the characters to breathe as this narrows down to the end. This issue mostly dialogue focused, the team grow closer than ever before, but still plenty of adolescent behaviors and misunderstandings that make these misfits more like a dysfunctional family.
This issue, Warren Ellis, does a fantastic job on character development that has been lost in the plot for a while now. It’s refreshing to see who have a more personalized connection, but just not enough action. Ellis scripts the situation of an orgy in a way that every piece of dialogue feels completely natural. Well, this may be the case for some readers. This issue showcases how good the concepts have grown to a believable way that the reader forgets just how absurd some scenes can be perceived by others.
The Wild Storm #21 is not a bad read, but it is a step down from previous issues. The comprehension composition is necessary, but it may have been helpful to interwoven the character developments better with the action throughout the storyline. If Ellis meant for this issue to be filler, he could have improved on the Midnighter and Apollo segment. The couple had a touching moment, but that’s it. Fans of these two characters were beyond excited in the last issue, but now may fall to disappointment.
Jon Davis-Hunt consistently shows his talent even in a more grounded, almost boring, issue. The details are quite flawless when each character shows emotions and interactions. The best pages include Steve Buccellato’s crisp and clear colors; like cool bright winter day. We can see that Davis-Hunt and Buccellato work well with each other on the intimate moments of each character. The cover is awesome, but Davis-Hunt tease is almost misleading; cool, but not cools.
There’s enough to entice us to continue to read, but not my expectations have decreased.
The Wild Storm is a decent issue; however, it pulls the breaks instead of extending from last month’s excitement.
The Wild Storm #21: Emotions
Writing - 7/107/10
Storyline - 5/105/10
Art - 6.5/106.5/10
Color - 7/107/10
Cover Art - 8/108/10
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