First review of the night? The only DC comic I bothered to pick up this week(well, except for Hellblazer, but that's technically Vertigo), Stormwatch! This is one of the few DC books that passed the 3 month test and is safely on my comic pull list, which means with my luck it'll be terrible now...
What Happened: Midnighter, with some help from the recently arrived Apollo, manages to break the members of Stormwatch out of the giant moon monster which had absorbed them. The team manages to defeat the dread moon monster thanks to a combination of Jack Hawksmoor's city talking ability, some alchemy and Midnighter's leadership... Even though he's not even ON the team. Having taken down the moon monster, the team(and Apollo) head back to Stormwatch's secret base where they find a member of Stormwatch's shadow cabinet, who states that since Adam One had failed as Stormwatch's leader, he had to die.
The Good: Hey, I already like this shadow cabinet guy! Anyone who wants to off Adam One is alright by me! Midnighter took center stage in this comic, and as the best character out of this cast, that's how it should be... If only Peter Milligan would take note and do the same in Justice League Dark... Apollo also had a large role in this one. Some of the other members(Hawksmoor, Engineer) actually got to do something. I love character development!
The Bad: The story itself is still uber-vague. The whole, “The moon is attacking the Earth!!!” thing, while unique, is kind of dumb. While a small quibble, it was weird that Midnighter took to working with a team even though he's(presumably) always been a solo hero. Why was Apollo teleported to the team's base at the end but not Midnighter? Neither one is a member of the team, and if anything, Midnighter proved to be more useful than Apollo.
The Verdict: I liked this issue. I like the characters. But the story is still a work in progress for me. I'm not all that excited for the next issue since it seems to be revolving around Adam One, the only character I don't like. But hopefully he gets killed and Midnighter or Engineer get named leader of this squad. Overall though, this was an okay issue.
Score: 7 out of 10.See that? Further proof that Midnighter rules!