I know, the main point of this blog is to talk about the continuity of WildStorm Universe as it was from ’92 – ’11… but I really like doing this compare and contrast thing! Admittedly, I have no idea where Ellis and Davis-Hunt are going with this new series, and honestly, I couldn’t be more on board with what they and their team are bringing. I just thought I’d have some fun, point out some of the references/differences from the old WSU to the latest issues of “the Wild Storm” that came out a few weeks ago.
New vs. Old
Angie’s Communication Nodes
In the old WSU Angie created communication nodes for each member of the Authority so they could easily connect to each other telepathically. We see her doing this again, but only with Shen. We already know that she can communicate by thought with Jenny too. I wonder if Shen and Jenny can share thoughts now too. Also, these new communication nodes look a lot less sinister than the old ones!
New and What We Don’t Know
What did Jackie Find that was “Scary A.F.”?
In Jackie’s search for how Angie confiscated classified objects from I.O., she comes across a small round swirly disc that Angie had labeled as “Scary A.F.” Jackie seems to get a reading on the scanner for this and looks alarmed. Unfortunately, we the reader are not let in on exactly what it was.
Who Exactly is Ivana Talking To?
Several issues ago I wasn’t sure if the person on the phone with Ivana would play into anything, or they were just there for some expository dialogue. Now we know for sure, she’s talking to another major player… but we still don’t know who it is! My bets are on Ragnar Helspont at Skywatch… maybe Sideways Bob.
How Angie Snuck Her Research Out of I.O.
In rummaging around in one of I.O.’s many storage rooms, we see Jackie King holding something that looks like a bone. Then it goes all, I don’t know, pedal-y or something, and her scanner can’t recognize what it is. I’m also not sure exactly what it is… at first I thought it might be the bone of a dead Khera, but it could be something disguised as a bone… not sure. The later may explain more how Angie used that kind of tech to get stuff out of I.O. though.
Jenny Putting it All Together
If you haven’t been paying any attention to the series as a whole, Jenny just lays out exactly what is going on:
One Last Thing
Ben Santini’s Big Day Out
He really does seem like such a lovable guy, right up until he is sharpening his blades and looking a picture of Jackie King.
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