So we’re only seven issues away from the sure-to-be-epic finale of THE WILD STORM series! Ever since the Wildstorm Universe was reimagined into a more grounded, gritty one back in 2017, this title has only continued to push the boundaries of what was once thought possible for these iconic characters. So, in THE WILD STORM #18, the war between IO and Skywatch is reaching a tipping point and things aren’t looking good for Miles Craven!
Meanwhile, John Lynch continues his search for the renegade subjects of Project Thunderbook. As a result, if the variant cover is any indication, it seems like he’s about to have a dangerous confrontation with one Marc Slayton! So it’s all going down in THE WILD STORM #18!
- Art by: Jon Davis-Hunt
- Cover by: Jon Davis-Hunt
- Variant cover by: Daniel Warren Johnson
- Written by: Warren Ellis
- Series: THE WILD STORM 2017
- U.S. Price: $3.99
- On Sale Date: Oct 31, 2018
- Volume/Issue #: 18
- Color/B&W: Color
- Trim Size: Comic
- Page Count: 32
Harder, Better, Faster, Deadlier
So the first few pages of THE WILD STORM #18 demonstrate why Jon Davis-Hunt has remained the primary artist for this series. His style is immediately pleasing to the eye; capturing very realistic visuals without appearing muddy or uncanny. His character designs are also very expressive, displaying complex shifts between emotions from panel to panel. When the scene shifts to take place in space, it manages to somehow perfectly capture the majesty of a life in the stars and the grimy interior of a room inhabited by a mad scientist.
Warren Ellis is a critically-acclaimed writer, and it’s obvious why here. Even in these first few pages, it’s easy to grasp who these characters are and what it is they’re dealing with. So Ellis’ dialogue manages to strike that excellent point between being informative and defining personalities. Combined with the expressive art, and you have an amazing combination of visual and literal storytelling.
So, as everything falls to pieces, who will win out in the war between IO and Skywatch? Or are these two shadowy organizations facing mutually assured destruction? The only way to find out is to keep reading! Before THE WILD STORM #18 proper arrives on October 31st, whet your appetite with this exclusive first look at THE WILD STORM #18 below!