"It's nigh on twenty years later. I knew I wanted to preserve the themes from the original work by Jim and his friends - their fascinations with conspiracy theories and black ops, for instance. But that meant looking at the conspiracy-theory landscape of today, so there was a lot of research on, for example, the current state of UFOlogy and the Extra-Terrestrial Hypothesis," Ellis explained when the series first launched. "I'm also taking a more novelistic approach. As you may or may not know, I've written a couple of novels in the last few years - Gun Machine and Normal, as well as a shorter item called Dead Pig Collector - and being a novelist has very much affected the way I think about story. I mean, if you've read Trees, you can probably kind of tell that. So I'm bringing that approach into The Wild Storm, which, for me, is a new angle on writing Wildstorm properties. STORMWATCH was an episodic procedural in a lot of ways, and AUTHORITY was a pure action comic, so I wanted to find a different way in, this time, and this is what I decided on. Every six issues is a short book, and The Wild Storm is a four-book series -- 24 issues/chapters."
That makes this the launch of Book 2, and an ideal jumping-on point for new readers.
You can ask about The Wild Storm #7 at your local comic shop, or pre-order a digital copy here.
You can check it out in the attached image gallery and the solicitation text below.
Jackie King, chief analyst at I.O., tries to make sense of all the pieces scattered across the board since Angela Spica saved Jacob Marlowe's life. Angela Spica wakes up at Jacob Marlowe's safe house and starts to realize how far from real life she's been thrown since then. But life is not slowing down, and Marlowe's wild covert action team have to extract the last member of their number from an I.O. black site. Meet John Colt—moments before he's either rescued or murdered or dissected to reveal a secret kept for thousands of years.