Stormwatch #1

September 12, 2011 10:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Unlike other books in the relaunch, this book jams several characters together, almost all of whom I’ve never heard of, and hopes we can follow along. And they seem like cool characters, too. Reminds me a lot of the Paradigm from Irredeemable.

This apparently combines a few different series, such as an original Stormwatch series, and also The Authority and Planetary. That’s just what I’m getting from the Wikipedia page. And those books have, for the most part, been separate from the regular DC universe (since they were published by other companies or divisions). But now they’re a part of it, which makes me wonder why there are so many supergroups; we’ve got the Justice League, Justice League International, Justice League Dark, Justice Society, Green Lantern Corps, Outsiders, Teen Titans, Legion of Superheroes, Birds of Prey, Stormwatch, and I’m probably missing several others.

The one character in Stormwatch that I am familiar with is Martian Manhunter, who seems like he’s going to play a much larger role now, which I like. I was surprised when he mentioned that he used to be on the Justice League; I thought the JL was completely remade in the relaunch, and expected that his past with them would be expunged from continuity. This is all quite confusing.

It’s also quite odd that this series is part of DC’s continuity, since two of the characters are designed to be analogs of Superman and Batman (with one quite notable difference). Maybe they’ve changed them in other ways.

Verdict: Seems very cool. I have no idea what’s going on.

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