Rotating Arcs She has not demonstrated the fighting skill that one might associate with this experience, usually relying on her powers instead. (Post-Human Division) — was opened in New York. Jenny … Ritmoshow. She can apparently survive being transformed into other forms of energy as when she travelled through a TV and power lines and then into a police radio. StormWatch Red is sent to retaliate in Gamorra in response of the bombing of a lane and the destruction of an English town. The series followed a human UN troubleshooting team dealing with superhuman-related problems. Normally this is into a machine, but other conductors seem to work as well. Swift, Jack Hawksmoor and Jenny Sparks set out to save the world, whether it wants to be saved or not. Stormwatch [Fuji; Fahrenheit; Winter; Hellstrike; Flint]; Stormwatch Black [Jenny Sparks; Jack Hawksmoor; Swift] Indexer Notes . Originally founded in 1988 at the behest of Henry Bendix, in order to take advantage of the Seedling phenomenon for the defense and betterment of mankind. Swift was brought into Stormwatch as a rookie, with her powers only partially activated. Or I'll come back and kick your heads in.". View Jenny Sparks’ full profile. She is also of Asian descent in this continuity and almost 120 years old.[7]. Jenny Sparks was a Century Baby of the 20th Century. Jenny Sparks; L Lamplight (Lee Carver) Lancer(Manuel Gutierrez) Link (Lincoln Adams) Lt Soren; Lt. M. Riggs; M Major Diane LaSalle; Midnighter (Lucas Trent) N Nautika; P Pagan (Zarej) Prism; R Rose Tattoo; S Spartan; Stalker (Wildstorm) Category:StormWatch Black; Category:Stormwatch P.H.D. Fahrenheit and Hellstrike start dating, and Fuji reveals his gaseous … In this series "WildStorm", the publishing imprint name, was a code word used by the United States Government: "Wild" was extraterrestrial life-forms, and "Storm" was invading forces. StormWatch Red is sent to retaliate in Gamorra in response of the bombing of a lane and the destruction of an English town. Her family had died on the RMS Titanic in 1912, and her father's arch-nemesis took over their fortune. Like an electric current, Sparks as electricity must go somewhere before she can re-emerge in her human form. Don't miss this new collection of Warren Ellis's STORMWATCH epics from issues #37-47, as The Weatherman transforms the team into a proactive, take-no-prisoners strike force. During this period Ellis used Stormwatch to introduce the concept of the Bleed, a space between parallel universes which later featured in Planetary and other comics set in the Wildstorm Universe. Identity/Class: Human mutant . A key distinction is that Jenny Sparks does not generate electricity like Electro and others. The Jenny Sparks solo story features her partial origin, ... the very logic of the dangerous presence of superhumans amongst 'normals' is challenged while the members of StormWatch Black, Red and Prime discover on an awkward night of bar-hopping that they can barely stand to … Jenny Quantum, Angie the Engineer, Jack Hawksmoor, Midnighter, and Apollo are: Stormwatch? Weatherman Henry Bendix later reconfigured the Stormwatch teams, assigning her to Stormwatch Black, Stormwatch's black ops team, alongside Jenny Sparks (with whom she had a brief romance) and Jack Hawksmoor. Jenny Sparks first appeared in Stormwatch vol. Her family possessed quite a fortune, and she was sent to an all-girls school in Vienna. The first story deals with Weatherman recruiting new members into StormWatch, and eliminating old ones. Reprints A non-superpowered paramilitary support unit was also formed within StormWatch, named StormForce, a version of which still appears to be active in the US. Swift was one such Seedling. The last StormWatch Black team comprised Jenny Sparks, Jack Hawksmoor and Swift. [3][failed verification] The series ended after issue #12,[4] but resumed in August 2008 as part of the World’s End event with issue #13. Jenny Sparks. [8], This Stormwatch, an organization which has protected Earth from alien threats since the Dark Ages, is commanded by a group known as the Shadow Cabinet:[9] a four-member group of Shadow Lords[10] referred to as "the dead", and represented by an entity which can negate the group's powers and is aware of their secrets (except Harry's). To my mind, ... later, Hitch, breathed snarky, violent life into the book. Most of the station's staff were killed by radiation that penetrated Monitor One's shields, but a few survived and were altered by the event, changing form and gaining superhuman abilities. Her first appearance was in issue #37 (Ellis' starting issue) where she was appointed the leader of Stormwatch Black (Black Ops division), with Swift and Jack Hawksmoor, with whom she would later create The Authority. Before leaving she recommended that a young painter, whose art was quite abysmal, leave it behind and take a career in politics as he had a certain charisma and talent for speeches. works for a 1960s precursor of Stormwatch named S.T.O.R.M., working out of a command center known as S.T.O.R.M. When and where did the new Millennium officially start, and why? Weatherman Henry Bendix later reconfigured the Stormwatch teams, assigning her to Stormwatch Black, Stormwatch's black ops team, alongside Jenny Sparks (with whom she had a brief romance) and Jack Hawksmoor. Featured in these Comics. After that series ended with the death of most characters not created by Ellis, he started a new series The Authority featuring the eponymous team led by Sparks. [6], DC Comics announced in June 2011 that the team would be incorporated into the DC Universe in a new series, written by Paul Cornell and drawn by Miguel Sepulveda, as part of the September 2011 relaunch of its comics. Creators. Jenny Sparks was the first Century Child introduced by Ellis and she could control electricity. 3) #5. Spartan 9. Weatherman detains all without trial. Jenny Quantum: Jennifer Emily Quantum The Engineer: Angela Spica Leader Adam One: Merlin: Abducted by the Shadow Cabinet in Stormwatch (vol. This version was launched in November 2006 with writer Christos Gage and penciller Doug Mahnke. Prequal to Jenny Sparks taking Stormwatch Black and becoming the Authority. Reprint History. After Stormwatch disbanded, the three members of Stormwatch Black went on to become The Authority. The latter two being spiritual successors of two of the members of the Changers. On 31 December 1999, Jenny Sparks knew that she would die at midnight as the 20th century ended (this date is erroneous due to the common mistake that the 21st century began on January 1, 2000 and not its actual date, January 1, 2001),[3][4] a fact known only by her teammate The Doctor. StormWatch #37 . Real Name: Jennifer Sparks . Stormwatch began in the comic book Stormwatch, published by Image Comics and owned by Jim Lee. Featured Characters: StormWatch Black Jenny Sparks Jack Hawksmoor Swift Supporting Characters: StormWatch Jackson King Christine Trelane Fahrenheit Flint Fuji Hellstrike Winter Villains: I.O. Born in London, Jenny Sparks was the leader of Stormwatch Black, founder of the Authority, and the living spirit of the 20th century. During the Transfer of Power storyline, a magical version of Jenny appeared and temporarily removed all mechanical weapons from the Earth. All loose ends are dealt with as the saga of StormWatch comes to an end and makes way for the birth of … Stormwatch is the United Nations' official superhuman response force. 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). Marz, who had worked on Marvel Comics' Silver Surfer and developed Hal Jordan's Green Lantern replacement Kyle Rayner at DC Comics, took over the writing while James Robinson was writing WildC.A.T.s. StormWatch Prime, reinforced by Red and Black, stops a Japanese religious fanatic from destroying Tōkyō. In her case, this was to influence the 20th century. Stormwatch Black [Jenny Sparks; Swift [Shen Li Min]; Jack Hawksmoor]; Weatherman One [Henry Bendix]; Lincoln PD superpowered officers Synopsis Stormwatch Black go undercover to the city of Lincoln to investigate a connection to the appearance of superpowered police officers in the USA. StormWatch Black is a semi-undercover op team working for the UN (composed of Jenny Sparks, Hawksmoor and Swift). Stormwatch (run by a fictional United Nations) is overseen from a satellite by its director, the Weatherman. The original would later return to haunt the second incarnation of Stormwatch Black aka The Authority; Retraux Flashback: Jenny Sparks' flashbacks to earlier in her life are drawn in period-appropriate styles (homages to influential series like Dan Dare or Watchmen). It was at this point that Jenny formed the Authority, deciding that it was time to make the world a better place. His field commander was Jackson King (also known as Battalion), an American telekinetic. Apr 2000. "Jenny Sparks" is a frame story, with Jenny telling her fellow Stormwatch officer Battalion the story of her life, which just happens to be the story of comic books and superheroes ... because The Spirit had a black sidekick named Ebony White who embodied a lot of negative stereotypes about African-Americans. Born in London, Jenny Sparks was the leader of Stormwatch Black, founder of the Authority, and the living spirit of the 20th century. In the Wildstorm universe, the UN is at that point a menacing worldwide conspiracy led by gun-toting, paranoid “Secret Masters”. [11] Rejecting the title "superheroes", Stormwatch — Jack Hawksmoor, Apollo, Midnighter, Jenny Quantum, the Engineer, the Martian Manhunter (who left the team after wiping everyone's memory of him),[10] and three new characters: Adam One (an immortal born during the Big Bang,[12] who was later revealed to be Merlin),[13] Emma Rice,[14] the Projectionist (who controls the mass media) and Harry Tanner, the Eminence of Blades (the world's greatest swordsman)[15] — exist in secret and consider themselves professional soldiers. Her family had died on the Titanic in 1912, and her father's nemesis took over their fortune. [5] Jenny Sparks herself also makes an appearance in a flashback montage, projected by Adam One, in Stormwatch's "0" edition. 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Stormwatch Black. Swift was brought into Stormwatch as a rookie, with her powers only partially activated. During her leadership, Jenny and her team faced many threats, including super-powered terrorists and an invasion by an alternate reality. Roboteching: Flashpoint. Roboteching: Flashpoint. 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. Starring Jack Hawksmoor, Battalion, Jenny Sparks, Apollo, Midnighter, Rose Tattoo show more Stormwatch Black [Jenny Sparks; Swift [Shen Li Min]; Jack Hawksmoor]; Weatherman One [Henry Bendix]; Lincoln PD superpowered officers Synopsis Stormwatch Black go undercover to the city of Lincoln to investigate a connection to the appearance of superpowered police officers in the USA. She was named the 44th Greatest Comic Book Character by Empire Magazine in 2006.[1]. Aliases: Spirit of the Twentieth Century . Roboteching: Flashpoint. Jenny Sparks is a fictional character, a superhero in the Wildstorm comic book universe created by Warren Ellis during his 1997 revamp of the dwindling Stormwatch series. Jenny Sparks: The Secret History of the Authority, "The 21st Century and the 3rd Millennium When Did They Begin?". The StormWatch Black team (consisting of Jenny Sparks, Jack Hawksmoor and Swift) were not on board the station and made no appearances during the crossover, and were likewise spared. Stormwatch is a series originally created by Jim Lee and Brandon Choi under Lee's studio Wildstorm Productions in association with Image Comics in 1993. Jenny Sparks is a fictional character, a superhero in the Wildstorm comic book universe created by Warren Ellis during his 1997 revamp of the dwindling Stormwatch series. His version of Stormwatch injected sexual and horror elements, thinly-disguised political commentary and criticism of the United States government into the stories. Her family possessed quite a fortune, and she was sent to an all-girls school in Vienna. This team later became The Authority, who forme… StormWatch Black is a semi-undercover op team working for the UN (composed of Jenny Sparks, Hawksmoor and Swift). StormWatch Prime, reinforced by Red and Black, stops a Japanese religious fanatic from destroying Tōkyō. Along with Stormwatch Vol. Affiliations: British Space Group, Stormwatch Black, the Authority. After the 12th issue, Warren Ellis left the title and Mark Millar took over. Hoping to help him escape poverty… After Stormwatch was destroyed by alien life-forms, Hawksmoor went into hiding with Jenny Sparks and Swift. [2], Stormwatch was one of several comic books restarted after Wildstorm Comics' WorldStorm event. 15 . In the Wildstorm universe, the UN is at that point a menacing worldwide conspiracy led by gun-toting, paranoid “Secret Masters”. Their base is a hijacked Daemonite spaceship in Hyperspace,[16] later upgraded into the Carrier. Throughout her time, she is shown to have influenced many of the most significant individuals who shaped that century, both positively and negatively. Death. In the intertwined miniseries, the groundwork for both teams was laid in the mid-1960s by a core group consisting of Saul Baxter (Lord Emp), Zealot, Majestic, John Colt (the template for Spartan), Backlash, a young Henry Bendix and Jackson King's father Isaiah, all of whom would be members of (or figure prominently in) the later Stormwatch and WildC.A.T.s teams. Mike's Pick. Summary Following the decimation of StormWatch and the destruction of SkyWatch by an alien infestation, former member of StormWatch Black, Jenny Sparks, created The Authority alongside her StormWatch Black teammates Swift and Jack Hawksmoor, with the goal to change the world, no matter what it takes.