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Ellis & Davis-Hunt’s The Wild Storm Is Teasing the Return of Gen13

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Ellis & Davis-Hunt’s The Wild Storm Is Teasing the Return of Gen13

It looks like The Wild Storm could be getting ready to reintroduce the superhero team Gen13 in the appropriately numbered issue #13.

According to DC Comics’ April 2018 solicitations, Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt are bringing John Lynch into the reinvented Wilstorm Universe they established in 2017. In the original Wildstorm continuity, he was the leader of International Operations, and was later brought into the DC Universe proper during the New 52.

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The official synopsis for DC Comics’ The Wild Storm #13 appears to be teasing the existence of powerful former test subjects Lynch had a hand in creating. Given his close relationship to Gen13 — he was the man who released them from containment in the original Wildstorm continuity — it’s very likely that Lynch’s “most successful experiments” is the teenage superhero team.

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Created by Jim Lee, Brandon Choi, and J. Scott Campbell in the 1990s, the team has not been seen in the years since Wildstorm’s shutdown. Caitlin Fairchild, the leader of the group, spent some time in the DCU, but the team’s other members have not been seen in quite some time.

The Wild Storm #13

Written by WARREN ELLIS • Art and cover by JON DAVIS-HUNT• Variant cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.

John Lynch, once the director of IO, the secret deep-state agency that runs Earth, is on the road. His darkest project, Thunderbook, has been uncovered, and he needs to warn the principals, now scattered across America. Hiding. Because they were his most successful experiments. And none of them are completely human anymore.

The Wild Storm #13, by Ellis and Davis-Hunt, goes on sale April 18.

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