Warren Ellis is a prolific writer whose works include the novel Crooked Little Vein (William Morrow) and, for Marvel Comics, Iron Man, Nextwave, Newuniversal and many others. His work for DC Comics includes PLANETARY, TOKYO STORM WARNING, STORMWATCH, OCEAN, GLOBAL FREQUENCY, HELLBLAZER, and a five-year run on TRANSMETROPOLITAN.
StormWatch, the United Nations Special Crisis Intervention Team, was formed to act as powerful police force on a global scale. But Weatherman Henry Bendix, the controller of the super-hero team, has decided that this course of action is no longer effective. Recruiting the electric Jenny Sparks, the lethal assassin Rose Tattoo, and the city-symbiote Jack Hawksmoor, the Weatherman transforms the once reactive team into a proactive, take-no-prisoners strike team and makes the reader question the way that super-hero teams are perceived.