Wildcats: Nemesis

September 25, 2006 | Trades


Wildcats: Nemesis
Wildstorm Productions/DC Comics
$26.99/$19.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Wildcats: Nemesis spans 3,000 years, mixes sci-fi, Greek mythology, the Old West and present day and introduces a compelling new character to the Wildstorm Universe.
Too bad it all amounts to nothing.
Nemesis tells the story of, well, Nemesis (A.K.A. Charis), an ancient warrior with deep ties to the past with Wildcats members Zealot and Majestic.
Charis is the typical misunderstood bad guy. She kidnaps a child and is relentlessly pursued by the ’Cats, but her reasons (the girl is the key to an impending major threat to the human race) cast her in a golden light.
As the story unfolds readers learn of Nemesis’ past, beginning in 985 B.C. and her rather rocky relationships with Zealot and Majestic that includes a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
In the end, of course, Charis’ actions are validated and for the first time in millennia she is free from persecution. But the events of Wildstorm’s Captain Atom: Armageddon miniseries, which saw the entire universe destroyed and then reborn (see October’s Worldstorm titles), leave the future of Nemesis up in the air.
Either way, kudos to writer Robbie Morrison and artists Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues and Andy Smith on a fun and action-packed series.

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