Wildstorm Productions

WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm, (often rendered Wildstorm) published American comic books. Originally an independent company established by Jim Lee and further expanded upon in subsequent years by other creators, WildStorm became a publishing imprint of DC Comics in 1999. Until it was shut down, the WildStorm imprint remained editorially separate from DC Comics, with its main studio located on the West Coast. The imprint took its name from the combining of the titles of the Jim Lee comic series WildC.A.T.S. and Stormwatch.

WildStorm published common American comics, as well as creator-owned material and licensed properties from other companies, covering a wide variety of genres. Its main fictional universe, the Wildstorm Universe, features typical costumed heroes in various scenarios.

The publishing activities of WildStorm have varied, with changes in ownership affecting the ongoing publication of some of its titles. Peaking during the 1990s, WildStorm maintained a number of its core titles from its early period (such as WildC.A.T.S. and Stormwatch) and subsequently continued to publish material expanding its core universe. WildStorm's main titles included WildC.A.T.S, Stormwatch, Gen¹³, Wetworks and The Authority, though it also produces single-character-oriented series like Deathblow and Midnighter, and has at times published secondary titles like Welcome to Tranquility.

WildStorm published a number of comics based on creator-owned material and licensed properties such as Astro City, Danger Girl, Red Menace, Ex Machina, Friday the 13th, A God Somewhere, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, the Dante's Inferno game and The X-Files.

In September 2010, DC announced plans to shut down the WildStorm imprint in December 2010 and relaunch its characters sometime in the future.



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