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I took that Midnighter/Apollo tease to be just that, a tease.  Everyone's expecting them to show up eventually, but since this is the only walk-on appearance they've made I don't think we're going to see them again.  Granted, they've not been seen in the DCU since around the time Rebirth happened, so who knows.  I also haven't read the newest issue of The Wild Storm yet, so they could be on every god damned page and I just don't know it yet, lol.  

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They did have an appearance even shorter than the previous issue (one panel, no words), and the implication there is that they were created by Bendix

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Something else that's identical to Ellis' run on Stormwatch/The Authority, then?

What a surprise. ?

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The last issue of The Wild Storm definitely gives the impression that Ellis will be hurtling to the finish line with all the endgame threads he's setting up, and I'm guessing a lot's going to happen in these last six issues.

I have a feeling that Ellis will have Apollo and Midnighter make some grand, bloody entrance at some point in those six. Wonder how closely they'll resemble the original counterparts, given the adjustments the other Authority members got in this series and that the mainline DCU versions ended up pretty close to the original Wildstorm versions last time they were seen?

(maybe Ellis will have turned them black and called it a day)

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Can you point out the one glaring thing that is socially unacceptable about this above post?

That's right. No one is going to admit to Antony Johnston being one of their favourite writers.

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And yet, two of them have successful films with their female comicbook protagonists and one hasn't.

There are, I expect, quite a few folks who know the crossover between these three writers who are amused by it.

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Further Wildstorm notes: issue 20 features a minimally scripteddecompressed fight scene that takes up about half of the issue, and allows two wordless double page spreads.

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A good guess indeed: I'd have thought even if you said both and it's only the one of them still means you were mostly right.

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The next spin-off in The Wild Storm is launching this August: a six-issue mini for Wildcats that he'll be writing with Ramon Villalobos on art.

(Unlike Michael Cray, he appears to be handling full writing duties for Wildcats)

https://www.newsarama.com/45207-warren-ellis-resurrects-wildcats-in-august.html

O/U on this either being about two issues of story (a generous estimate) stretched out into six or six barely connected done-in-ones?

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Given he's managed twenty-four issues of The Wildstorm, there's another possibility for an unsatisfying resolution you're overlooking there: the series ending mid plot (possibly with a rant on twitter about how he doesn't owe the fans anything and he's not their bitch just because they were buying his comic) after three or four issues...

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After the lack of plot resolution over the first three of the last four issues, and the announcement that Ellis will be writing a Wildcats title, is anybody still hoping this series will have a real ending rather than just leaving loose ends all over the place?

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Good to know, I haven't got hold of that one yet.

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Kind of would have liked to have seen Ellis working with a different artist just because I feel Hitch's art has waned a bit these days in its quality, but hey, Ellis (hopefully) will put out a Batman tale worth reading.

(though of these twelve issues, how many do you suppose will be entirely a single fight scene stretched out to 20-something pages with minimal dialogue)

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Well, it's got to be better than Ellis' attempt at writing Batman with that Legends of the Dark Knight two-parter. That was, frankly, dreadful.

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