I normally don’t go for SuperHero-type of comics but for some reason, I picked up Stormwatch and I got hooked. Managed to borrow the complete series (over a few visits to libraries).

Maybe it’s the gritty and fast-paced storyline. Or the fantastic powers of the superheros fighting against equally powerful and strange superpowered beings. It’s kind of like X-men but somewhat more violent.

Ok, a lot more violent.

It deserves a “Parental Guidance” warning label. But then children are exposed to alot more weirder and violent stuff on TV and movies, I must say.

My favourite was “Team Achilles” — where strangely it’s a group of non-superpowered humans who kick the butts of superpowered beings, using hi-tech weapons, skill and plain luck. You just have got to read it to believe it.

Stormwatch. Force of nature (c.1999) – Vol. 1
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 156389646X
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Stormwatch. Lightning strikes (c.2000) – Vol. 2
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 1563896508
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Stormwatch. Change or die (c.2000) – vol. 3
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 156389646X
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Stormwatch. A finer world (c.2000) – vol. 4
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN 1563895358
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Stormwatch. Final orbit (c.2001) – vol. 5
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 1563897881
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Stormwatch. Team Achilles. [Book 1] (c.2003)
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NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 1401201032
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Stormwatch. Team Achilles, Book 2
(Last I checked, NLB only has up to Book 2 for Team Achilles)
cover
NLB Call No.: q741.5973
ISBN: 1401201237
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There’s also “The Authority” series. Search for “Warren Ellis” in Amazon.
NLB OPAC keyword = “Stormwatch”

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