So my Stormwatch reread got as far as the end of the Change or Die trade today, leaving A Finer World and Final Orbit for tomorrow.
And I have to say, my favourite arc in the whole run is probably Strange Weather, the second one in Change or Die, and the first from Stormwatch volume 2. It feels like a perfected version of the story that runs through the first few issues of Ellis' run in general.
There's an awful lot in these three issues - the establishment of the new order on Skywatch in the aftermath of Change or Die, the further deterioration of the relationship between the US and Stormwatch, the way the disparate plot lines all tie together in the end. And so much detail and worldbuilding imparted in a relatively small space. I love that there's a UN resolution that bans genetic testing on humans, and that there's attempts to get it rescinded. The idea of a US Senator and an expert in genetics investigating breaches of the resolution? It feels real. Like this is the sort of scandal that would happen in the real world. I'd love a TV series that handled superhumans this way.