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He's in Team 7 now.
I love where Milligan is going with this. The Engineer's frustrated sexuality, the Projectionist's obvious co-dependency on Harry Tanner's shirtless brute testesterone, it's like the sexuality crackles with (dare I say it...) PROMETHEAN fire!
This issue was mostly enjoyable, but the dialogue was strangely bad at times. I'm almost stopped reading mid-book because of it.
I`m glad people are enjoying it, but this issue finally made my mind about dropping this one.
I like some of Miligans ideas, but the storytelling and characterization are not my cup of tea, specially with this characters. Apolo and Midnighter stuttering, over descriptive and tacky dialogue and, on top, the team seems pretty incompetent from the first issue. None of these are things that usually pop up to me in Milligan`s work (or Cornell`s, for that matter) so I will it`s an editorial choice.
Either way, it reads like a Chris Claremont comic to me, and when I went in I was hoping for some Ellis flavor.
I kind of have to agree with the "Claremont" but I think that was only a problem for the first half.
Issue 14 still feels like more set up but I thought the scene with Jenny and the Engineer was pretty cool.
Overall good but nothing really new or extremely intelligent. Though I am really enjoying the Engineer's downfall. Reading this directly after Dial H probably didn't help.
there's still something off about this book. it has gotten better since Milligan took over but it still hasnt found its footing. it's been 14 issues and Stormwatch hasnt quite meshed with the DCU. i dont know what can be done but it feels like something is missing. first step would be to fix Midnighter's costume . i think the book feels a bit too confined. the Stormwatch concept seems to be about fighting off huge threats but they've kind of been sequestered to their own little corner of the DCU.
It was like that when Cornell was writing it, but now the corner aspect of the book is intentional. You have to think of the book more like Planetary (but less meta) than Authority or even Stormwatch. It's about the secret history, weird, conspiracies, etc. of the DCU. So you had the Neanderthal race, and now you have Etrigan awakening after centuries. It works better that way in a universe where the Justice League is already the front and center of the huge threats.
Last edited by Mr. Holmes; 11-09-2012 at 12:05 AM.
yeah i know, but it just leaves me wanting more. maybe because they havent gotten to the character's history yet. probably wont for a while if Midnighter ends up being involved with Team 7. i want to know where this new version of Apollo came from. it wouldve been cool if they connected it to the Flashpoint Project Superman. we're moving along without knowing who these new versions of Apollo and Midnighter are.