CBR: Pipeline - Sep 28, 2010
Augie looks ahead at this week's release of Vertigo's "American Vampire" hardcover, but also peeks back at nearly 20 years of WildStorm comics, highlighting a few of the imprint's forgotten or overlooked titles.
Full article here.
How about Manifest Eternity by Lobdell? I think it was scheduled for 12 issues but only 6 ever saw print. I really like that series and was disappointed to not be able to read the whole story.
I thought the Gen 13: Going West one-shot by Joe Pruett & Andrew Robinson was really good. And this is coming from someone who wasn't even a Gen 13 fan. I also enjoyed the two-part story in Gen 13 #s 43-44 written by Adam Warren with art by Lee Bermejo & John Nyberg which was a brilliant satire on bubblegum pop music.
Warren Ellis' run on Stormwatch was really good. In a way, I liked his Stormwatch work a lot more than The Authority, because the later heralded the trend of widescreen, decompressed comics that Marvel and DC unfortunately adopted for way too many of their titles. And, taken wholly on its own, I just felt Ellis was just trying the one-up himself with each subsequent storyline. The first four issues were really good, pretty much a continuation of his Stormwatch work. But the next eight issues just got too overblown, in my opinion.
Absolutely loved Stormwatch PHD by Christos Gage. I really wish it had lasted longer, instead of the book going in a completely different direction with a different writer to fit the whole post-apocalyptic storyline that was taking place throughout most of the Wildstorm line.
So far I've enjoyed DV8: Gods & Monsters by Brian Wood & Rebekah Isaacs, but it's not over yet, so I have to see how it all comes together in the end.
talking of stormwatch, my favourite run was stormwatch team achillies
For a time there, a lot of big name people worked on Gen13 one shots and anthologies and annuals. That roster included Alan Davis, Mike Wieringo, Steve Dillon, Adam Warren (that Magical Roxie mini was awesome), and loads more. I liked the John Arcudi/Gary Frank run on the series, which seems to get lost today between the Campbell run and the Warren run, too.
ChiefDog: "Manifest Eternity?" I had completely forgotten about that one. And Dustin Nguyen did two page spreads for that, didn't he? WildStorm threw a lot of stuff up against the wall. It's amazing how much of it we forget stuck.