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My Life in Comics: Image is Everything part 7

The final of those first 7 issues came later than the others and was less separated from the others. Whilce Portacio was an X-Men alum same as Jim Lee and very much came with Lee into the Image team.

Portacio had a style that was similar to Lee and Silvestri, but very much had its own flavour. He had a flair for action and metallic effects and this put him in the perfect aesthetic place to do Wetworks.

Wetworks 1 was released July 4 1994, a full two years into Image’s publishing era. Wetworks was the story of a military unit exposed to some unknown technology that coated them in a golden armour with unusual powers and abilities and these events brought them into a war between vampires and werewolves.

There’s a lot going on there, maybe two much, but this comic integrated into Jim Lee’s Wildstorm Universe of characters and found its place there.

Much like WildC.A.T.S. and others, it was a casualty of Wildstorm’s absorption into DC as a business and then their incorporation into the New 52 universe. I don’t know that I have seen any of these characters since then, but even just based on the visuals, that’s a shame. Maybe we will again one day.

Next time: What is, if anything, the point here.


Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

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