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Ask Chris #328: The WildStorm Blues

Ask Chris #328, background art by Jim Lee
Ask Chris #328, background art by Jim Lee

Q: Why aren't the Wildstorm characters a comfortable fit in the modern, edgier DC Universe? — @jdkrach

A: With Warren Ellis and Jon Davis Hunt reviving it in the pages of The Wild Storm --- and with characters like Midnighter and Apollo experiencing some of their best stories ever in the core DC Universe right now --- it seems like the WildStorm characters have been on everyone's mind lately. And Real talk? I kinda love the WildStorm Universe.

It's a universe built on an interesting twist on what it means to be a superhero, shaped by creators like Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Ed Brubaker, and Adam Warren, a roster of world-builders that somehow came together beautifully to make it all work. But the flipside to that is that a lot of what I love about it comes from the nature of the universe itself, and when you remove them from that kind of thematic setting, it makes it a lot harder for them to fit anywhere else.

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Big Hearted, Black Hearted: Celebrating Warren Ellis

Tim Bradstreet / Vertigo
Tim Bradstreet / Vertigo

On February 16, 1968 in Essex, England, Warren Ellis materialized fully-formed, flicked a lit cigarette at the world, and went off to write brilliant comics, essays and stories that read like compressed and condensed versions of the man himself, full of all the prescience, bile, and heart that flows out of this creative giant.

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On The Cheap: Get Warren Ellis’s Run On ‘Stormwatch’ For $12 Total

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This week's debut of The Wild Storm is pretty interesting for a lot of reasons, but chief among them is the return of Warren Ellis to the superhero universe that he helped to shape into the setting of some of the most compelling superhero stories of the past 20 years. Well, kind of a return, I suppose, but while the new series is a reboot from the ground up, there's definitely a history there. And with that history, as ever, comes a sale on Comixology.

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Three ‘New 52′ Titles Get New Writers In DC’s Latest Round Of Creator Shuffling

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So why did DC Comics choose 52 as the number of titles to promote as part of their "New 52" reboot/relaunch/PR offensive? I'm beginning to think it might have been because there are 52 cards in a deck, and, like a deck of cards, the New 52 creative teams are always being shuffled...

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ComicsAlliance Reviews Every Comic in DC’s ‘New 52′: Week 1

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The first major wave of new #1 DC Comics finally hit stores this week, following last week's solo debut of Justice League. The biggest question for most fans facing racks and racks of new books is simple: Which ones should I try...

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‘DC: The New 52′: Wonder Woman’s Pants and the Final Fate of Wally West [Comic-Con]

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DC's second panel of Comic-Con 2011, "DC: The New 52," was the first panel of the convention where DC took questions about its September relaunch. On the panel were Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras, Executive Editor Eddie Berganza, Justice League International writer and Green Arrow artist Dan Jurgens, Captain Atom artist Freddie Williams II, Captain Atom and Green Arrow writer J...

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WildStorm and DC Integrate in ‘The Edge,’ ‘Blue Beetle’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ Announced [UPDATED]

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DC announced their "Edge" lineup of titles this morning, featuring a huge number of the former WildStorm properties, as well as DC's, well, "edgier" characters, such as Deathstroke and their war and western franchises...

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