History ComicBook / Stormwatch

5th May '16 8:23:41 AM Morgenthaler
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''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}'' is a series originally created by Jim Lee for Creator/ImageComics in 1993, though the series later moved to [[Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Wildstorm Productions]] with Creator/WarrenEllis taking over writing duties in 1996.

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''ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}'' ''Stormwatch'' is a series originally created by Jim Lee for Creator/ImageComics in 1993, though the series later moved to [[Creator/{{Wildstorm}} Wildstorm Productions]] with Creator/WarrenEllis taking over writing duties in 1996.
21st Oct '15 10:11:18 AM StFan
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** OvershadowedByAwesome: StormwatchPHD makes it clear that the security teams and Stormforce consist of some of the world's best special forces agents and soldiers. They just tend to be horrendously outgunned by the rogue metahumans Stormwatch was created to deal with.

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** OvershadowedByAwesome: StormwatchPHD ''ComicBook/StormwatchPHD'' makes it clear that the security teams and Stormforce consist of some of the world's best special forces agents and soldiers. They just tend to be horrendously outgunned by the rogue metahumans Stormwatch was created to deal with.
21st Oct '15 10:07:39 AM StFan
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-->''My name is Henry Bendix. I am'' The Weatherman.

-->''I am the controller of'' '''Stormwatch''', ''the United Nations special crisis intervention team. I am the'' world's ''policeman''.

-->''I am the Weatherman -- and I've got your New World Order right'' '''here.'''

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->''My
name is Henry Bendix. I am'' The Weatherman.

-->''I
Weatherman.\\
''I
am the controller of'' '''Stormwatch''', ''the United Nations special crisis intervention team. I am the'' world's ''policeman''.

-->''I
''policeman''.\\
''I
am the Weatherman -- and I've got your New World Order right'' '''here.'''



!!This comic book series provides examples of:

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!!This comic book series provides examples of:
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10th Oct '15 10:11:36 AM nombretomado
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The third, going back to simply ''Stormwatch'' again, is by Creator/PaulCornell and incorporates the team into Franchise/TheDCU as part of DC's line-wide relaunch in 2011 (the "{{New 52}}" or the "[[FanNickname DCnU]]"). Stormwatch is a covert organization of superhumans that has been protecting the Earth from within the shadows for centuries, and they regard themselves as the "professionals" compared to Franchise/{{Superman}} and the new wave of "superheroes" he inspired. The ComicBook/MartianManhunter was a member of Stormwatch this time around, after an offscreen period serving with the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] that ended badly. He summed up the difference between the groups by saying that when he's with the League he's [[TheCape a hero]], and when he's with Stormwatch he's [[ShootTheDog a soldier]].

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The third, going back to simply ''Stormwatch'' again, is by Creator/PaulCornell and incorporates the team into Franchise/TheDCU as part of DC's line-wide relaunch in 2011 (the "{{New "ComicBook/{{New 52}}" or the "[[FanNickname DCnU]]"). Stormwatch is a covert organization of superhumans that has been protecting the Earth from within the shadows for centuries, and they regard themselves as the "professionals" compared to Franchise/{{Superman}} and the new wave of "superheroes" he inspired. The ComicBook/MartianManhunter was a member of Stormwatch this time around, after an offscreen period serving with the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] that ended badly. He summed up the difference between the groups by saying that when he's with the League he's [[TheCape a hero]], and when he's with Stormwatch he's [[ShootTheDog a soldier]].



* RippleEffectProofMemory: The Shadow Lords in the {{New 52}} version; when Stormwatch is removed from history, they just set it up again.

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* RippleEffectProofMemory: The Shadow Lords in the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} version; when Stormwatch is removed from history, they just set it up again.
14th Jul '15 6:12:05 PM nombretomado
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The third, going back to simply ''Stormwatch'' again, is by Creator/PaulCornell and incorporates the team into Franchise/TheDCU as part of DC's line-wide relaunch in 2011 (the "{{New 52}}" or the "[[FanNickname DCnU]]"). Stormwatch is a covert organization of superhumans that has been protecting the Earth from within the shadows for centuries, and they regard themselves as the "professionals" compared to Franchise/{{Superman}} and the new wave of "superheroes" he inspired. The MartianManhunter was a member of Stormwatch this time around, after an offscreen period serving with the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] that ended badly. He summed up the difference between the groups by saying that when he's with the League he's [[TheCape a hero]], and when he's with Stormwatch he's [[ShootTheDog a soldier]].

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The third, going back to simply ''Stormwatch'' again, is by Creator/PaulCornell and incorporates the team into Franchise/TheDCU as part of DC's line-wide relaunch in 2011 (the "{{New 52}}" or the "[[FanNickname DCnU]]"). Stormwatch is a covert organization of superhumans that has been protecting the Earth from within the shadows for centuries, and they regard themselves as the "professionals" compared to Franchise/{{Superman}} and the new wave of "superheroes" he inspired. The MartianManhunter ComicBook/MartianManhunter was a member of Stormwatch this time around, after an offscreen period serving with the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] that ended badly. He summed up the difference between the groups by saying that when he's with the League he's [[TheCape a hero]], and when he's with Stormwatch he's [[ShootTheDog a soldier]].
31st Mar '15 7:12:53 PM pepsimax
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As of issue 19, after the first try proved to not be as successful as DC had hoped, it got [[ContinuityReboot re-rebooted]], with writer Jim Starlin taking things back to something more similar to how they were in Wildstorm, complete with original logo. Previous stories were largely erased, Apollo and Midnighter went back to their old costumes, the Bleed was re-introduced, going back to Skywatch as their base of operations, introducing more classic Stormwatch characters like Hellstrike and Fuji. Though some elements of Cornell's set up remained, such as the Shadow Lords, it is pretty much a complete fresh start. The change resulted in a BrokenBase. Fans of the first 18 issues were NOT pleased with the change, due to it erasing events from {{continuity}} and heading in a whole new direction, while fans of the Wildstorm incarnation mostly rejoiced. Since the first storyline is "Something's happened to Stormwatch history; we need to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong", it remains to be seen how permanent Starlin intends the changes to be (especially given that the new set up contradicts ''Demon Knights'' and ''All-Star Western'''s "19th Century Stormwatch".) Unfortunately, the re-reboot didn't succeed in winning new readers, and DC cancelled the Stormwatch series, but not before the very last issue re-re-rebooted Stormwatch ''back'' to the #1-18 continuity.

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As of issue 19, after the first try proved to not be as successful as DC had hoped, it got [[ContinuityReboot re-rebooted]], with writer Jim Starlin taking things back to something more similar to how they were in Wildstorm, complete with original logo. Previous stories were largely erased, Apollo and Midnighter ComicBook/{{Midnighter}} went back to their old costumes, the Bleed was re-introduced, going back to Skywatch as their base of operations, introducing more classic Stormwatch characters like Hellstrike and Fuji. Though some elements of Cornell's set up remained, such as the Shadow Lords, it is pretty much a complete fresh start. The change resulted in a BrokenBase. Fans of the first 18 issues were NOT pleased with the change, due to it erasing events from {{continuity}} and heading in a whole new direction, while fans of the Wildstorm incarnation mostly rejoiced. Since the first storyline is "Something's happened to Stormwatch history; we need to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong", it remains to be seen how permanent Starlin intends the changes to be (especially given that the new set up contradicts ''Demon Knights'' and ''All-Star Western'''s "19th Century Stormwatch".) Unfortunately, the re-reboot didn't succeed in winning new readers, and DC cancelled the Stormwatch series, but not before the very last issue re-re-rebooted Stormwatch ''back'' to the #1-18 continuity.
29th Mar '15 11:28:59 AM Anicomicgeek
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* AbortedArc: When the Martian Manhunter wants out of the group, the Shadow Lords say he can, but will one day owe them a favor, and that it will be something that he dreads more than anything else in his life. ... nope, never mentioned again.
* [[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome Alternate Universe Jack Hawksmoor Is Awesome]]: In "The Bleed", we see a universe where most of the membership of Wildstorm's other superteams like the {{WildCATs}}, [[{{Gen13}} Gen13 and DV8]] are part of Stormwatch, under the leadership of Jack Hawksmoor.

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* AbortedArc: When the Martian Manhunter Comicbook/MartianManhunter wants out of the group, the Shadow Lords say he can, but will one day owe them a favor, and that it will be something that he dreads more than anything else in his life. ... nope, never mentioned again.
* [[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome Alternate Universe Jack Hawksmoor Is Awesome]]: In "The Bleed", we see a universe where most of the membership of Wildstorm's other superteams like the {{WildCATs}}, [[{{Gen13}} ComicBook/{{WildCATs}}, [[ComicBook/{{Gen13}} Gen13 and DV8]] are part of Stormwatch, under the leadership of Jack Hawksmoor.



* AnthropomorphicPersonification (of ''Murder'' no less): Rose Tattoo

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification AnthropomorphicPersonification:
** Rose Tattoo
(of ''Murder'' no less): Rose Tattoo less).



* ButNowIMustGo: The Martian Manhunter is as straight of an example as this can get. Out of the blue, he decides he must leave Stormwatch, because he has some kind of mysterious mission he must accomplish that he can not tell anyone. He then erases the memories of all the team members that he ever existed, and somehow struck a deal with the shadow lords to allow him to leave. Something that no one else was able to do in the thousands of years they have existed. He was then, obviously, never seen or heard from again.
* CanonWelding: The incorporation into the DCU.

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* ButNowIMustGo: The Martian Manhunter ComicBook/MartianManhunter is as straight of an example as this can get. Out of the blue, he decides he must leave Stormwatch, because he has some kind of mysterious mission he must accomplish that he can not tell anyone. He then erases the memories of all the team members that he ever existed, and somehow struck a deal with the shadow lords to allow him to leave. Something that no one else was able to do in the thousands of years they have existed. He was then, obviously, never seen or heard from again.
* CanonWelding: The incorporation into the DCU.Framchise/TheDCU.



* DepartureMeansDeath: Jack Hawksmoor's Weaksauce Weakness is that he can't spend more than a few hours outside a city. Makes all-hands meetings on the team's space station base awkward.
** The {{New 52}} version has found a way round that; the Eye of the Storm has a cathedral on board, to make it technically a city.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Almost everyone who doesn't join ComicBook/TheAuthority in the ''{{WildCATs}}[=/=]Franchise/{{Alien}}s'' crossover.

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* DepartureMeansDeath: Jack Hawksmoor's Weaksauce Weakness is that he can't spend more than a few hours outside a city. Makes all-hands meetings on the team's space station base awkward. \n** The {{New 52}} ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' version has found a way round that; the Eye of the Storm has a cathedral on board, to make it technically a city.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Almost everyone who doesn't didn't join ComicBook/TheAuthority in the ''{{WildCATs}}[=/=]Franchise/{{Alien}}s'' crossover.



* ForeShadowing: In the New 52's zero issue, Jenny tells her team members in the final page "I've been watching a movie. But it had a downer of an ending. You really get into the characters and...and then everyone dies...". A rather dark warning to the readers that the series was on its way out the door.

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* ForeShadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: In the New 52's ''New 52''[='=]s zero issue, Jenny tells her team members in the final page "I've been watching a movie. But it had a downer of an ending. You really get into the characters and...and then everyone dies...". A rather dark warning to the readers that the series was on its way out the door.



* InNameOnly: The New 52 relaunch contains only one prominent character from the original Stormwatch and the cast is being whittled down until only the members of ComicBook/TheAuthority remain.
* InSpiteOfANail: In the New 52 version, Cornell established that Stormwatch had existed for hundreds of years, being a descendent organisation of Comicbook/DemonKnights, which in turn was inspired by several Camelots, all set up by Adam One/Merlin. In Starlin's first issue, the baddies kill Adam One at the beginning of the universe, meaning that none of this history exists. Why that hasn't led to humanity being taken over by the Daemonites/the Hidden People/the Evil Dolphin Army/the Questing Queen has not yet been unexplained.

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* InNameOnly: The New 52 ''New 52'' relaunch contains only one prominent character from the original Stormwatch and the cast is being whittled down until only the members of ComicBook/TheAuthority remain.
* InSpiteOfANail: In the New 52 ''New 52'' version, Cornell established that Stormwatch had existed for hundreds of years, being a descendent organisation of Comicbook/DemonKnights, which in turn was inspired by several Camelots, all set up by Adam One/Merlin. In Starlin's first issue, the baddies kill Adam One at the beginning of the universe, meaning that none of this history exists. Why that hasn't led to humanity being taken over by the Daemonites/the Hidden People/the Evil Dolphin Army/the Questing Queen has not yet been unexplained.



* MerlinSickness: Adam One in the {{New 52}} incarnation, who was an old man at the beginning of the universe and gets younger as it gets older. Appropriate, since [[spoiler: he ''is'' Merlin]].
* MissingEpisode: The final issue of ''Team Achilles'' was scripted, and can be even found online, but was never finished. The writer, Micah Ian Wright, lied about his being an Army Ranger to get the job. When this was found out, he was promptly fired.

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* MerlinSickness: Adam One in the {{New 52}} ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' incarnation, who was an old man at the beginning of the universe and gets younger as it gets older. Appropriate, since [[spoiler: he ''is'' Merlin]].
* MissingEpisode: The final issue of ''Team Achilles'' was scripted, and can be even found online, but was never finished. The writer, Micah Ian Wright, lied about his being an Army Ranger to get the job. When this was found out, he was promptly fired.
Merlin]].



* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: Ellis killing off all the characters he didn't plan to use in ''The Authority''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The final arc of Stormwatch Final Orbit where the majority of the cast are killed off-panel during a Wildcats/Aliens crossover instead of what you would expect the storyline to be: the confrontation between Sparks and Bendix which had been brewing since the middle of Ellis' run. The Bendix/Sparks confrontation happens but occurs across two pages. Thankfully years later a decent attempt was made at this storyline in the Revolution arc of Authority.
28th Jan '15 5:23:35 AM DrImpossible
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* TookALevelInBadass: By the time of WildStorm's cancellation, ''everyone'' who was alive by that point was several dozen times more badass than when they were first written. [[TheDarkAgeofComicBooks And considering when they were introduced]] that's saying something.

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* TookALevelInBadass: By the time of WildStorm's cancellation, ''everyone'' who was alive by that point was several dozen times more badass tougher/stronger/faster than when they were first written. [[TheDarkAgeofComicBooks And considering when they were introduced]] that's saying something.
28th Jan '15 5:20:58 AM DrImpossible
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* MadeOfIron: Flint (MadeOfDiamond variant)

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* MadeOfIron: Flint (MadeOfDiamond variant)is literally MadeOfDiamond, actually.



* NighInvulnerable: Flint is an exceptional case. So far, the only thing that has ''ever'' injured her is [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]] blood. She ''still has the scars''. The High, being a Superman Expy, is of course even more so.

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* NighInvulnerable: Flint is an exceptional case. Flint. So far, the she's only thing that has ''ever'' been injured her is by [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]] blood. She ''still has the scars''. blood in a crossover. The High, being a Superman Expy, is of course even more so.also.
28th Jan '15 5:16:27 AM DrImpossible
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** The Jennys are basically the AnthropomorphicPersonification of both the century and the concept they've taken as their surname. Jenny Quantum's power is unlimited, because she's the AnthropomorphicPersonification of science we don't fully understand yet (with the implication that, the more we understand of what quantum physics means - and ''doesn't'' mean - the more limited she'll become).

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** The Jennys are basically the AnthropomorphicPersonification of both the century and the concept they've taken as their surname. Jenny Quantum's power is unlimited, because she's the AnthropomorphicPersonification of science we don't fully understand yet (with the implication that, the more we understand of what quantum physics means - and ''doesn't'' mean - the more limited powerful she'll become).
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