"Yesterday's" Comic> WildC.A.T.S. #1
WildCATS: Covert Action Teams #1 DC Comics (Millennium Edition, February, 2000) originally published by Wildstorm through Image comics (August, 1992) "Resurrection Day" WRITERS/CREATORS: Brandon Choi & Jim Lee PENCILER: Jim Lee INKER: Scott Williams no other credits given, and even these were on the back cover, so I went to the Grand Comics Database COLORIST: Joe Rosas LETTERER: Michael Heisler EDITOR: Ruth Grice Two years prior a living computer named Void finds Jacob Marlow, a homeless man that she refers to as the Lord Emp, and the key to saving the world. In the present day (of this comic), Marlow is CEO of Halo Industries, and founder of the WildC.A.T.S., a special group of superheroes. Spartan, Warblade, and Maul must rescue and recruit another like them, a stripper who calls herself Voodoo with the power to see when humans are controlled by the Daemonites, a group of aliens under the command of Hellspont. The two groups, and a third comprised of martial artist Zealot and the gun-toting Grifter, are vying for Voodoo, but Zealot knows the Lord Emp and the Daemonites agent is prepared to blow everyone up to keep Voodoo from joining the WildC.A.T.S.. What they got right: While the art is still the typical Image/90s mess I like the costume designs. The fights are well done for Image/90s art. What they got wrong: Obviously the Image/90s art. Additionally this story doesn't tell you a whole lot about what's going on. The Daemonite being aliens thing is something that isn't brought up in this issue and I didn't mention the other parties involved because they're basically unnecessary to this story. Then there's this orb that's supposed to be important but we're never told why. In contrast, I watched the first episode of the Saturday morning cartoon and it did a better job at explaining everything (although it had the C.A.T.S. and Daemonites going after Warblade and Voodoo was already on the team--presumably that whole strip club thing) than this issue of the comic. There's also a scene treated as a reveal but I looked through this comic enough times to confirm he doesn't show up so why the cryptic reveal? Recommendation: There's a certain history with this comic, which is why it was singled out for a "Millennium Edition" reprint. But you may want to look into the backstory or get the second issue and hope it tells you everything because it falls into that 90s trap of not explaining anything until the second issue and hope people stay around that long. That makes tough to give a positive recommendation to.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 1090 exclusive posts
104
Images
8
Links
942
Writings
37
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 1090 exclusive posts
104
Images
8
Links
942
Writings
37
Videos