Hey, people of Wildstorm Love. I'm new here; I come bearing the Wildstorm highlights of DC's June 2007 solicitations
Headline news: with issue 8, Midnighter
gets a new writer: Christos Gage, of making Stormwatch PHD
really rather marvellous fame! Midnighter #8
Written by Christos Gage
Art by John Paul Leon
Cover by Chris Sprouse
The Midnighter is challenged by Hawksmoor to take on a different kind of mission, one with a little more humanity. Amused by the dare, Midnighter agrees, only to find that nothing ever comes easy in this nasty world we live in.
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
The cover image could
mean that Jack has challenged Midnighter to protect kittens from Nosferatu. If that's not the case, I hope there will at least be fanfic with that premise somewhere.
Also solicited: Grifter and Midnighter #4
, with Chuck Dixon and Ryan Benjamin; Gen 13 #9
with Gail Simone and Carlo Barberi; Welcome to Tranquility #7
with Gail Simone and Neil Googe; Wetworks #10
with J.M. DeMatteis and Joel Gomez; and Stormwatch PHD #8
, with Christos Gage and new artist Andy Smith
. A trade for the first 6 issues of Stormwatch has also been advance-solicited for July 18.
No sign of the sunken flagships, Authority
(now officially on hiatus
) and Wildcats
(with optimists predicting a May 30th ship date
for #2), and the cover for Stormwatch
shows Lauren channeling her inner Vampire Willow to an unprecedented degree, but there's plenty here to spark off some good Wildstorm love. ETA
: it's been brought to my attention that parts of my brain have fallen into disuse. Obviously
that's not Fahrenheit, it's Diva. Sixty lashes.