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Video preview of DC’s Stormwatch #1

David Macho continues his promotional onslaught for DC’s “New 52″ with a video preview of Stormwatch #1, by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda. Warning to those browsing at work: The teaser boasts loud and ominous Danny Elfman-esque music.

They are Stormwatch, a dangerous super human police force whose existence is kept secret from the world Directly following the ominous events of SUPERMAN #1, Adam One leads half the Stormwatch team to recover the [INFORMATION REDACTED] from deep in the Himalayas. Meanwhile, Jack Hawksmoor and the rest of the Stormwatch crew look to recruit two of the deadliest super humans on the planet: Midnighter and Apollo! And if they say no? Perhaps the Martian Manhunter can change their minds…

Stormwatch #1 debuts on Sept. 7.



The music is actually Mars: the Bringer of War for Gustav Holt’s The Planets. It is almost 100 years old.

…opportunity to sell lots more ads!

I liked this teaser a lot and hope to see more like it. Also, the music sounded a lot like the airship theme from Super Mario Bros. 3! (:))

Mike McNulty a.k.a. stillanerd

August 29, 2011 at 11:40 am

@Javier–Yep, it’s quite a famous piece in classic music. If anything, Danny Elfman is the composer who copied Gustav Holt :)

Only slightly less epic then the Venture Brother’s use of the same music ->

It is Mars the Bringer of War by Holst, yes, from the Symphony of the Planets. Holst is Hans Zimmer’s main inspiration, as you can see listeniing to his OSTs, specially the one for Gladiator, IMHO. :)
Glad you guys have liked it! One more each day this week, noon EST, until friday! :)

Hmmm I may get this. I like the Stormwatch/Authority characters and it’ll be cool to see them interact with everyone else.

I think this will be DC’s big sleeper hit.

Sold. Cannot wait for Sept. 7th.

It didn’t change my decisisn to pass on this title.

How come you guys didn’t put up the static shock trailer on your blog

I’d missed that, thanks. We’ll post it this morning.

I’m still reeling from the fact that the great and wise Kevin Melrose does not recognize one of the most overused pieces of classical music evah.

Does anyone listen to Classical music any more?

If this new series will become a hit, please DC/Jim Lee, re-print the ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY Vol. 1 or make an Absolute edition of the earlier Stormwatch series!

Yeah I don’t see this doing any better than the “World’s end” era attempt.

Why is called Stormwatch instead of the Authority ? That’s my only gripe really.

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