Worldstorm Discussion (Spoilers)

Zombipanda

My Boom-Boom's mostly gay
Joined
Jan 31, 2006
Messages
9,401
Location
Zoo Atlanta
So, I was going to start a discussion thread for Wetworks, and then I realized there probably wouldn't be enough discussion to warrant a full thread, so I figured I'd open this up to talk about all of the series in the Wildstorm Universe as they start to pop up.

So, Wetworks came out this week to kick off the reboot of the Wildstorm Universe, and it's a disappointing start. Let's start with a summary, yeah?

Some top secret facility attacked by a vampire. We get plenty of blood. Cut to a Seattle condo where some high-class business is about to get freaky with some dame. Except, oops, it's a vampire, and she totally eats his face. It turns out she's addicted to (I can only guess) blood-coke, and she works for some group of government handlers. Dane (cyborg dude, who I vaguely remember as the leader of the old team) jumps her inside her car, and convinces her to work for him.

Cut again to New York, where a Frankenstein monster who talks funny is in some medical faciliity. He can cross over to the land of the dead apparently, and doing that, he convinces the medical team to bring back to life some cyber-mummy dame. Finally, Dane, Frankenstein, and the vamp are all meeting up in some facility. They reveal that an eeeevil vampire stole an experimental device called a Blood Box from the facility, which can totally wipe out the human race. Vamp's all "I don't even like humans. I'm totally badass. Let them all die" but ends up helping out when there's an attack on the facility. It turns out to be a werewolf detective. Fine.

Now, I'll be the first to admit, I'm not really familiar with these characters, but that doesn't change the fact that the pacing and the writing is pretty awful. It feels like a cross of that awful remake of House of Dracula, with some Kolchak and Angel (minus the fun) mixed in. It was really bad.... I'm really hoping the other books are much better. 1/5
 

Ultimate Quicksilver

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2005
Messages
2,528
Location
Brazil
Who got Gen 13? It was surprisingly good. Much better then Wetworks (not that Wetworks was bad).
I really like Simone's dialogue, it's kinda funny but it feels real. She does basically what Bendis try to do but fails.

5/5 Seriously. This will be on my list.
 

Zombipanda

My Boom-Boom's mostly gay
Joined
Jan 31, 2006
Messages
9,401
Location
Zoo Atlanta
Who got Gen 13? It was surprisingly good. Much better then Wetworks (not that Wetworks was bad).
I really like Simone's dialogue, it's kinda funny but it feels real. She does basically what Bendis try to do but fails.

5/5 Seriously. This will be on my list.

Can we get a second opinion on Gen-13? I haven't picked it up, and I really disliked Wetworks. So can we get a summary, or a second opinion on the first ish, or something?
 

Jackie Estacado

Best. Avatar. Ever.
Joined
Jan 5, 2005
Messages
172
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Who got Gen 13? It was surprisingly good. Much better then Wetworks (not that Wetworks was bad).
I really like Simone's dialogue, it's kinda funny but it feels real. She does basically what Bendis try to do but fails.

5/5 Seriously. This will be on my list.

sorry to sound like a bendis-whore but i really can't agree with u about his writing. his stuff on USM with peter is great (i still talk like that and i'm waaaay older lol), powers dialogue rocks, etc - peace out UQS :)
 

Dr.Strangefate

He Sees You When You're Sleeping. He Knows When Yo
Joined
Oct 24, 2004
Messages
10,075
Location
New York, NY
Hm...

I'm picking up The Authority and WildC.A.T.S. today...

For two Morrison series, I'm surprised neither have been commented on.
 

ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
Joined
Sep 15, 2004
Messages
25,007
I think I just read The Authority, but they weren't there.
 

moonmaster

Without him, all of you would be lost souls roamin
Joined
Feb 23, 2005
Messages
13,670
Loved the Authority, despite the surprising lack of superheroes. Ha's art is excellent and I love this idea of inserting the Authority into a story already taking place in the real world. That last page was awesome. And I loved the line, "This one looks like he's had his head kicked clean off...". Ahh, that sure sounds familiar.

Wildcats was fine, though my complete lack of knowledge about the series or the characters made the whole thing seem pointless. Wikipedia, here I come!

I looked for Gen13, but they appeared to be sold out. :(
 

E

Moderator
Excelsior Club
Joined
May 17, 2004
Messages
33,346
Location
MI
Gen-13 was pretty good. I just flipped through Authority and it looks good - art is great.

Are these complete reboots? Do we need prior knowledge of these books in order to "get" them?
 

moonmaster

Without him, all of you would be lost souls roamin
Joined
Feb 23, 2005
Messages
13,670
Gen-13 was pretty good. I just flipped through Authority and it looks good - art is great.

Are these complete reboots? Do we need prior knowledge of these books in order to "get" them?
The first issue of the Authority: No. Because the team doesn't actually appear in the first issue. But I'm betting that it would be helpful to at least know who everyone is before you continue with the book. And it wouldn't be a waste of your time to catch up. The Authority is one of the best superhero books ever (Specifically Millar's, Ellis', and Brubaker's runs). It's a must-read.
 

ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
Joined
Sep 15, 2004
Messages
25,007
I've read both Wildcats and The Authority. I thought The Authority was disappointing, but after reading Wildcats, it was actually better. I don't really like Jim Lee, he's overrated - and so is Grant Morrison.

I still need to read Wildcats Version 3.0, and so far, Worldstorm isn't really off to a good start.
 

ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
Joined
Sep 15, 2004
Messages
25,007
I find Grant Morrison overrated. I haven't really read any of his older stuff - Animal Man, Doom Patrol, Arkham Asylum etc. but I don't find most of his modern stuff any good. New X-Men was alright, but I'm still sure Morrison didn't know Xorn would be Magneto until he thought it would make a good twist. We3 was good, but vastly hyped up. All Star Superman is okay, but not the best book ever like some people are making it out. Batman is just plain weird. Authority and Wildcats aren't really off to good starts.

He's a good writer, I just find him overrated.
 

moonmaster

Without him, all of you would be lost souls roamin
Joined
Feb 23, 2005
Messages
13,670
I decided today that Seven Soldiers is better than Watchmen.
Wow. I missed the boat on that one and hopelessly attempted to catch up before realizing that there was way too much to get. I'll probably buy the whole thing when I have some extra spending cash (Christmas probably).
 

Latest posts

Top