"Talking with the King": The story details the return of some of the members of Stormwatch thought killed in "WildC.A.T.s/Aliens". It is revealed, through flashbacks, that Jackson King got the idea to restart Stormwatch Prime after fending off a superhuman attack by old foes during his wedding t
- Have I mentioned how annoying it is being married to a woman who's always right.
- -- Jackson King
Appearing in "Talking with the King"
- Jammal Simmons
- Habib Bin Hassan
- Fahrenheit (Resurrected)
- Hellstrike (Resurrected)
- Fuji (Resurrected)
- Isaiah King/Despot (Flashback only)
- The Authority (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Talking with the King"
The story details the return of some of the members of Stormwatch thought killed in "WildC.A.T.s/Aliens". It is revealed, through flashbacks, that Jackson King got the idea to restart Stormwatch Prime after fending off a superhuman attack by old foes during his wedding to Christine Trelane. He sells the President of the United States on the idea of funding the organization as a new superhuman crisis response team answering only to the U.S. as a countermeasure against eventualities such as the Authority attempting another government overthrow. Realizing that the new Stormwatch Prime will not succeed without "the big guns," King is approached by the current Doctor who believes he can rescue Winter from the Sun (revealing the events of Scorched Earth to an angered King in the process). The Doctor is able to rescue Winter's consciousness and transfer it into a younger, cloned body. In doing so, he inexplicably rescues Fahrenheit, Fuji and Hellstrike who were somehow 'linked to Winter's soul on a quantum level.' A scan of Fahrenheit's memories reveals that a mysterious armored figure is responsible for saving the four heroes, saying they will be needed later.
- The issue hints that the events of The Monarchy starring King and Trelane were all a drug induced hallucination caused by the previous Doctor (which would serve to resolve some major continuity issues).
- This issue is collected in the Stormwatch PHD Vol. 2 trade.
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