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Wildstorm character design Grifter courtesy DC Comics
Wildstorm character design Grifter courtesy DC Comics

Legendary creator Warren Ellis will unleash a new Wildstorm Comics in 2017.

DC  Comics announced (via ComicBook.com) writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, THE AUTHORITY) will be the curator of a new pop-up imprint, known simply as “WildStorm.”

This new imprint will debut February 2017 with a regular monthly comic titled THE WILD STORM, written by Ellis with art by Jon Davis-Hunt (Vertigo’s CLEAN ROOM). This ongoing series will reset the known WildStorm universe and introduce new iterations of WildStorm characters such as Grifter, Voodoo, The Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others.

“After long reflection, I couldn’t turn down the invitation to renovate the house that Jim Lee built, and refit its unique combination of cosmic paranoia and paramilitary conspiracy for the post-political space madness of the twenty-teens,” said Ellis. “Looking back to look forward.”

This Ellis curated line follows the success of DC’s Young Animal line curated by Gerard Way.

This is just the beginning of the new storm as fan favorites will be reborn by Ellis.

THE WILD STORM will serve as a launching pad for several future series: MICHAEL CRAY, WILDC.A.T.S. and ZEALOT. DC revealed character designs for some of fan favorite Wildstorm heroes. 

“There are precious few visionaries in our business and fewer still like Warren who can elevate mythos with both stylistic panache and idiosyncratic spectacle. His work at WildStorm remains the tone which best defines and reflects the WildStorm Universe,” said DC Publisher Jim Lee. “I know I speak for WildStorm fans the world over when I say I can’t wait to see what Warren and Jon have in store for fans in February!”

Wildstorm began as an independent line by Jim Lee with books including WildC.A.T.S., Deathblow, Stormwatch then became a DC Comics imprint and Lee became DC Comics co-publisher. Ellis wrote DV8, Stormwatch and co-created Planetary and Stormwatch spinoff, The Authority during the first Wildstorm era.

More information on this new imprint will be revealed on the “Meet the Publishers” panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 8

Click below to see new character designs by Jon Davis-Hunt for Wildstorm fan favorites below.

By Editor