December 15, 2005

Stormwatch/ Wildstorm Productions

I normally don't go for SuperHero-type of comics but for some reason, I picked up Stormwatch and I got hooked. Managed to borrow the complete series (over a few visits to libraries).

Maybe it's the gritty and fast-paced storyline. Or the fantastic powers of the superheros fighting against equally powerful and strange superpowered beings. It's kind of like X-men but somewhat more violent.

Ok, a lot more violent.

It deserves a "Parental Guidance" warning label. But then children are exposed to alot more weirder and violent stuff on TV and movies, I must say.

My favourite was "Team Achilles" -- where strangely it's a group of non-superpowered humans who kick the butts of superpowered beings, using hi-tech weapons, skill and plain luck. You just have got to read it to believe it.

Stormwatch. Force of nature (c.1999) - Vol. 1
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 156389646X
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Stormwatch. Lightning strikes (c.2000) - Vol. 2
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 1563896508
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Stormwatch. Change or die (c.2000) - vol. 3
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 156389646X
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Stormwatch. A finer world (c.2000) - vol. 4
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN 1563895358
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Stormwatch. Final orbit (c.2001) - vol. 5
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 1563897881
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Stormwatch. Team Achilles. [Book 1] (c.2003)
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 1401201032
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Stormwatch. Team Achilles, Book 2
(Last I checked, NLB only has up to Book 2 for Team Achilles)
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 1401201237
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There's also "The Authority" series. Search for "Warren Ellis" in Amazon.
NLB OPAC keyword = "Stormwatch"

2 comments:

toysrevil said...

Hello there! popped-on by from the cowboybar to surprisingly find comics amidst your selection and they're great ones too! loved "Change Or Die" and basically most stuff Warren Ellis writes lah (yes, i is fanboy) and yes, The Authority is a must read (if only for the initial Ellis run, then t'was downhill)

just wanted to give you a shout-out and a link to Warren Ellis' website (if ever you're interested):
http://www.warrenellis.com/

cheers :)
toysrevil

Ivan Chew said...

Thanks for the link. I'm now a fan of Warren Ellis. :)