Well, here we go! This is the FIRST rebooted DC comic I'll be reading. This is one of the few books I actually have high hopes for, here's hoping those hopes aren't dashed...
Summary: There's a lot going on here, so in the interest of making this review as palatable as possible, I'm going to stick with some background information, as well as the main storyline. Stormwatch is a clandestine “super-hero” team that operates from an outer-dimensional ship in Hyperspace. Stormwatch deals with the more dirty stuff that's happening in the world. Okay, with that out of the way, let's get into the main story. Three Stormwatch agents, Jack Hawksmoor, Projectionist and the Martian Manhunter(who is secretly a part of Stormwatch unbeknown to his JL teammates) head to Moscow to try to recruit a young man by the name of Apollo, who seems to rival Superman himself in power(Apollo basically is the Wildstorm version of Superman, fyi). Apollo came to Stormwatch's attention when he killed a child molester. However, Apollo isn't interested in doing the super-hero thing(even though the Manhunter keeps trying to impress upon Apollo that they weren't REALLY super-heroes). In the end, Apollo flies away from the group after giving them a resounding no. The trio of Stormwatchers pursue Apollo, so he goes to attack the Manhunter, who is able to deflect most of Apollo's blow before turning into a more monstrous form to deal with Apollo. After subduing Apollo, the Manhunter tells Apollo that since he was possibly the strongest person on earth, he had a responsibility to help Stormwatch save the world. Apollo doesn't feel the world's worth fighting for, and before the Stormwatchers can argue with Apollo anymore, Midnighter(!!!) strikes with stunning speed and skill, knocking out all three of the Stormwatch members before they could even react(!). This issue ends with Midnighter(who is basically Wildstorm's Batman) introducing himself to Apollo and telling him that between the two of them they could kill every evil bastard on the planet.
Thoughts: Well I'll be damned, I REALLY liked this comic! If Paul Cornell can manage to keep Apollo and Midnighter true to themselves(you KNOW what I mean), I think this could be an AWESOME comic book. Besides the main story which I described above, there were also a few other stories beginning to build up in the background, involving mysterious artifacts, and a giant eye inside the moon. So yeah, this comic packed a lot of awesome. I'm afraid to get my hopes up TOO high for this series, but if this issue is any indication, this series may just be THE sleeper hit of the DC reboot. Huh, I've managed to read a rebooted DC comic and the world hasn't come to an end... Maybe things aren't going to turn out as bad as I feared!
Score: 9 out of 10.Oh HELL yeah!!!