WildC.A.T.S – It was the comic book that began Jim Lee's Image Comics career, launches the Homage Studios, later splitting to form WildStorm, working on Heroes Reborn for Marvel and bouught for millions by DC Comics, now promoting Jim Lee to Publisher and CCO of DC Comics. And now Wildcats is to return, spinning out of Warren Ellis' The Wild Storm maxi-series, and with artist Ramon Villalobos for a six issue stretch beginning on August 28th.
"The first line I wrote down for WILDCATS was: 'Saving the human race from the human race,'" says Ellis. "It's a team made up of people who have seen the worst in everybody and everything, and yet still put themselves in frankly absurd amounts of jeopardy just so tomorrow might be a little bit better. And it's a short series, so I might just kill them all. Come and see what happens. The art is great."
"From the jump, WILDCATS has always represented to me the most modern and cutting-edge approach to superhero comics," says Villalobos. "I'm excited for the opportunity to draw fun and fashionable comics for the coolest and smartest audiences in comics. WILDCATS has a heritage of genius creators who have worked on these characters, so it's pretty cool to be able to awkwardly put my name among theirs."
From the pages of THE WILD STORM, the piratical covert team are here to stop humanity from destroying itself. The black-ops team featuring Grifter, Savant, John Colt and Adrianna Tereshkova have discovered that the secret space program Skywatch has been performing medical experiments on abducted innocents for decades. And now one of those experiments is about to explode—revealing a new threat and level of danger that no one could have prepared for. The covert team may have thought the world was strange before, but they had no idea—and now the stakes might just be too high.
WILDCATS from Ellis and Villalobos will build on Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt's 24-issue series THE WILD STORM, which kicked off in 2016. The series will channel the same breakneck energy and imagination, creating a thrilling new story for fans of the WildStorm universe.
"Warren has created something truly spectacular with the relaunch of the WildStorm universe over the past two years," says Wildcats creator Jim Lee. "There are few visionaries in our business and few still who can elevate mythos with such vitality and spectacle. Paired with Ramon's extraordinary artwork, I'm thrilled for fans to check this out come August."