WEFOUNDStormwatch #33 February 1996


Every region in the country has building codes designed to help homes and businesses withstand much of what Mother Nature can dish out year after year.

We were reminded recently of how fierce these storms can be when a weather system brought a blizzard to much of New England. Coupled with hurricane-force winds, the storm damaged homes and encased most everything in a thin coating of ice after a coastal storm wall was breached near Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Brian Penschow, an architect with Lawrence S. Schreiber AIA, saw firsthand the dramatic advantage a well-designed and built home has to withstand storm damage in extreme conditions.

Stormwatch is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by WildStorm , which later became an imprint of DC Comics . Created by Jim Lee , the team first appeared in Stormwatch #1 (March 1993). After the WildStorm imprint was retired and its universe was merged with the main DC Universe , the group was depicted as a secretive team of superheroes who tackle dangerous missions while remaining unknown to the larger superhero community.

Stormwatch (run by a fictional United Nations) is overseen from a satellite by its director, the Weatherman. The Weatherman was Henry Bendix , who had cybernetic implants connected to his brain to better monitor the world situation and his Stormwatch teams in action. His field commander was Jackson King (also known as Battalion ), an African-American telekinetic. Other founding members include Hellstrike (an Irish police officer who is an energy being), Winter (an ex-Russian Spetznaz officer and an energy absorber), Fuji (a young Japanese man, an energy being trapped in a containment suit) and Diva (a young Italian woman with sonic powers).

Stormwatch began in the comic book Stormwatch , published by Image Comics and owned by Jim Lee . Early writers of Stormwatch included Jim Lee, Brandon Choi , H. K. Proger and Ron Marz ; early artists included Scott Clark , Brett Booth , Matt Broome and Renato Arlem.

Current Hazards
Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook
Submit a storm report
Local Storm Reports

Briefing Pages
Severe Weather Briefing
Winter Weather Briefing
Flood Briefing
Fire Weather Briefing

Climatology
Records and Normals
Monthly Climate Summary
Local
National
Drought
Climate Science
Astronomical Data

Every region in the country has building codes designed to help homes and businesses withstand much of what Mother Nature can dish out year after year.

We were reminded recently of how fierce these storms can be when a weather system brought a blizzard to much of New England. Coupled with hurricane-force winds, the storm damaged homes and encased most everything in a thin coating of ice after a coastal storm wall was breached near Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Brian Penschow, an architect with Lawrence S. Schreiber AIA, saw firsthand the dramatic advantage a well-designed and built home has to withstand storm damage in extreme conditions.

Stormwatch is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by WildStorm , which later became an imprint of DC Comics . Created by Jim Lee , the team first appeared in Stormwatch #1 (March 1993). After the WildStorm imprint was retired and its universe was merged with the main DC Universe , the group was depicted as a secretive team of superheroes who tackle dangerous missions while remaining unknown to the larger superhero community.

Stormwatch (run by a fictional United Nations) is overseen from a satellite by its director, the Weatherman. The Weatherman was Henry Bendix , who had cybernetic implants connected to his brain to better monitor the world situation and his Stormwatch teams in action. His field commander was Jackson King (also known as Battalion ), an African-American telekinetic. Other founding members include Hellstrike (an Irish police officer who is an energy being), Winter (an ex-Russian Spetznaz officer and an energy absorber), Fuji (a young Japanese man, an energy being trapped in a containment suit) and Diva (a young Italian woman with sonic powers).

Stormwatch began in the comic book Stormwatch , published by Image Comics and owned by Jim Lee . Early writers of Stormwatch included Jim Lee, Brandon Choi , H. K. Proger and Ron Marz ; early artists included Scott Clark , Brett Booth , Matt Broome and Renato Arlem.

Current Hazards
Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook
Submit a storm report
Local Storm Reports

Briefing Pages
Severe Weather Briefing
Winter Weather Briefing
Flood Briefing
Fire Weather Briefing

Climatology
Records and Normals
Monthly Climate Summary
Local
National
Drought
Climate Science
Astronomical Data

Ellis didn’t create Stormwatch . He joined the book thirty-seven issues in, in the wake of some massive crossover or something. However, the writer did define the book. Indeed, when DC relaunched Stormwatch by Paul Cornell as part of their “new 52” rebranding, the title was pretty much an umbrella book to pay homage to Ellis’ superb Wildstorm work – as much The Authority as Stormwatch as Planetary . Of course, despite Cornell’s best efforts, the book didn’t quite match Ellis’ skill, but it was as affectionate a tribute as possible within the confines of DC’s publishing house.

Indeed, repeatedly over this hardcover collection compiling about half of Ellis’ run, Ellis seems to do things with superheroes that now major company in their right mind would allow an author to do. And it is absolutely stunning and breathtaking. Whatever one might think about the average quality Wildstorm’s publishing output, it was clear that the company allowed its talent considerably more freedom than either of the “big two” publishers, to the point that Mark Millar’s difficulties trying to write his version of The Authority after DC bought the company has become the stuff of industry legend .

Here, Ellis is allowed to gleefully subvert and explore the notion of superheroes, introducing these super-humans into a world governed by politics. A recurring theme through Ellis’ Stormwatch is the notion that you can’t divorce superheroes for politics, and you can’t write a book where superheroes exist that looks in any way like our own world. There’s a recurring notion that the presence of these super-powered beings is harmful to humans – not just in a metaphysical “what does it all mean?” sort of way, but also in a “arghhh! my skin’s turned inside out!!!” type of thing.

Stormwatch is the United Nation's crisis intervention team that is in charge of responding to superpowered threats around the globe. Led by Weatherman Henry Bendix , the team resides in their orbital space station: Skywatch . They are not only responsible for planet-side threats but also threats that come from the far reaches of space. But as those threats increase, the question of just how prepared this team is to handle them comes into question.

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Every region in the country has building codes designed to help homes and businesses withstand much of what Mother Nature can dish out year after year.

We were reminded recently of how fierce these storms can be when a weather system brought a blizzard to much of New England. Coupled with hurricane-force winds, the storm damaged homes and encased most everything in a thin coating of ice after a coastal storm wall was breached near Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Brian Penschow, an architect with Lawrence S. Schreiber AIA, saw firsthand the dramatic advantage a well-designed and built home has to withstand storm damage in extreme conditions.

Stormwatch is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by WildStorm , which later became an imprint of DC Comics . Created by Jim Lee , the team first appeared in Stormwatch #1 (March 1993). After the WildStorm imprint was retired and its universe was merged with the main DC Universe , the group was depicted as a secretive team of superheroes who tackle dangerous missions while remaining unknown to the larger superhero community.

Stormwatch (run by a fictional United Nations) is overseen from a satellite by its director, the Weatherman. The Weatherman was Henry Bendix , who had cybernetic implants connected to his brain to better monitor the world situation and his Stormwatch teams in action. His field commander was Jackson King (also known as Battalion ), an African-American telekinetic. Other founding members include Hellstrike (an Irish police officer who is an energy being), Winter (an ex-Russian Spetznaz officer and an energy absorber), Fuji (a young Japanese man, an energy being trapped in a containment suit) and Diva (a young Italian woman with sonic powers).

Stormwatch began in the comic book Stormwatch , published by Image Comics and owned by Jim Lee . Early writers of Stormwatch included Jim Lee, Brandon Choi , H. K. Proger and Ron Marz ; early artists included Scott Clark , Brett Booth , Matt Broome and Renato Arlem.

Current Hazards
Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook
Submit a storm report
Local Storm Reports

Briefing Pages
Severe Weather Briefing
Winter Weather Briefing
Flood Briefing
Fire Weather Briefing

Climatology
Records and Normals
Monthly Climate Summary
Local
National
Drought
Climate Science
Astronomical Data

Ellis didn’t create Stormwatch . He joined the book thirty-seven issues in, in the wake of some massive crossover or something. However, the writer did define the book. Indeed, when DC relaunched Stormwatch by Paul Cornell as part of their “new 52” rebranding, the title was pretty much an umbrella book to pay homage to Ellis’ superb Wildstorm work – as much The Authority as Stormwatch as Planetary . Of course, despite Cornell’s best efforts, the book didn’t quite match Ellis’ skill, but it was as affectionate a tribute as possible within the confines of DC’s publishing house.

Indeed, repeatedly over this hardcover collection compiling about half of Ellis’ run, Ellis seems to do things with superheroes that now major company in their right mind would allow an author to do. And it is absolutely stunning and breathtaking. Whatever one might think about the average quality Wildstorm’s publishing output, it was clear that the company allowed its talent considerably more freedom than either of the “big two” publishers, to the point that Mark Millar’s difficulties trying to write his version of The Authority after DC bought the company has become the stuff of industry legend .

Here, Ellis is allowed to gleefully subvert and explore the notion of superheroes, introducing these super-humans into a world governed by politics. A recurring theme through Ellis’ Stormwatch is the notion that you can’t divorce superheroes for politics, and you can’t write a book where superheroes exist that looks in any way like our own world. There’s a recurring notion that the presence of these super-powered beings is harmful to humans – not just in a metaphysical “what does it all mean?” sort of way, but also in a “arghhh! my skin’s turned inside out!!!” type of thing.

Every region in the country has building codes designed to help homes and businesses withstand much of what Mother Nature can dish out year after year.

We were reminded recently of how fierce these storms can be when a weather system brought a blizzard to much of New England. Coupled with hurricane-force winds, the storm damaged homes and encased most everything in a thin coating of ice after a coastal storm wall was breached near Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Brian Penschow, an architect with Lawrence S. Schreiber AIA, saw firsthand the dramatic advantage a well-designed and built home has to withstand storm damage in extreme conditions.

Stormwatch is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by WildStorm , which later became an imprint of DC Comics . Created by Jim Lee , the team first appeared in Stormwatch #1 (March 1993). After the WildStorm imprint was retired and its universe was merged with the main DC Universe , the group was depicted as a secretive team of superheroes who tackle dangerous missions while remaining unknown to the larger superhero community.

Stormwatch (run by a fictional United Nations) is overseen from a satellite by its director, the Weatherman. The Weatherman was Henry Bendix , who had cybernetic implants connected to his brain to better monitor the world situation and his Stormwatch teams in action. His field commander was Jackson King (also known as Battalion ), an African-American telekinetic. Other founding members include Hellstrike (an Irish police officer who is an energy being), Winter (an ex-Russian Spetznaz officer and an energy absorber), Fuji (a young Japanese man, an energy being trapped in a containment suit) and Diva (a young Italian woman with sonic powers).

Stormwatch began in the comic book Stormwatch , published by Image Comics and owned by Jim Lee . Early writers of Stormwatch included Jim Lee, Brandon Choi , H. K. Proger and Ron Marz ; early artists included Scott Clark , Brett Booth , Matt Broome and Renato Arlem.

Every region in the country has building codes designed to help homes and businesses withstand much of what Mother Nature can dish out year after year.

We were reminded recently of how fierce these storms can be when a weather system brought a blizzard to much of New England. Coupled with hurricane-force winds, the storm damaged homes and encased most everything in a thin coating of ice after a coastal storm wall was breached near Marshfield, Massachusetts.

Brian Penschow, an architect with Lawrence S. Schreiber AIA, saw firsthand the dramatic advantage a well-designed and built home has to withstand storm damage in extreme conditions.


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