If anyone has listened to our podcast you’ll know how much I love the Wildstorm universe. Gen 13 and Stormwatch got me into comics and they still hold a special place in my heart. So you’ll understand that I was a little upset when it was absorbed into the main DC universe. DC tends to shove their appropriated characters into the darkest corners it can find. I was glad that the new 52 started off with some big players from Wildstorm. But their books were short lived and now they’re pretty much gone.
Shadow Thief #1, while not the greatest book this time round, did reference a big part of the Wilstorm universe that’s apparently still kicking in the DCU, so I really appreciated that. As a whole, the book actually wasn’t that bad. This new Shadow Thief is interesting, looks awesome, and skirts the line between villain and anti-hero which I thought was really cool. While there are points in the book where it’s clear she is a villain, for them most part she feels like a Punisher or Red Hood like character. She’s got a pro-social mission that usually involves killing lots of people. I’m excited to see the future has in store for the Shadow Thief and I hope it involves more from Wildstorm because seriously, if you’re not going to put it anywhere why did you absorb it!!!
Final Verdict: Daemonites!