Greetings, my friends! Guardians of the Galaxy to all of you all! BOOM! Studios sent us a press release yesterday, and oh my Guardians of the Galaxy, I think you're gonna Guardians of the Galaxy this one. You see, Dan Abnett, one half of the writing team of Abnett and Lanning (DnA - I interviewed them one time - it was cool - you should come by again, Dan) that wrote the Guardians of the Galaxy comics that the Guardians of the Galaxy movie was loosely based off of, is writing a new book for BOOM!, and no, ha ha, it's not Guardians of the Galaxy! This book is called Wild's End, and unlike Guardians of the Galaxy, it's not about a rag tag group of space misfits saving the universe while listening to Redbone's Come and Get Your Love. No, Wild's End does not take place in space, but, just like Guardians of the Galaxy, it does feature anthropomorphic animals. Yeah! Just like Rocket Raccoon, from Guardians of the Galaxy! Woo!
Abnett is working with artist I.N.J. Culbard, who did not have anything to do with Guardians of the Galaxy, despite having the same number of initials as it, but is known for his work on the H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountain of Madness Illustrated Classic. BOOM! is billing Wild's End as "a smart take on a classic science-fiction mythos," adding, "of Blacksad and MOUSE GUARD will love the anthropomorphic characters of WILD’S END as they struggle to preserve their own lives, which have been upended by the harsh realities of death and violence. Their race to discover the secret behind the invasion is reminiscent of the iconography depicted in H.G Wells’ The War of the Worlds crossed with the buddy comedy humor as found in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy."
This isn't the first we've heard of Wild's End. Abnett, again, the writer of Guardians of the Galaxy, in case you've forgotten, explained the concept in an interview with Newsarama's Chris Arrant back in June:
Here’s the elevator pitch. Two guys are stuck in an elevator... oh, no, not that one. Right.... here we go - War of the Worlds meets the Wind in the Willows. A genre mash. A decent, idyllic “English” village, populated by very safe 1930’s characters, who happen to be animals (we’ll worry about that later), gets invaded by cold, hard, calculating and utterly lethal aliens. And they have to fight back.
So why is BOOM! sending out this press release now? Well, the book comes out on September 10th, so they want to remind you to buy it, but, perhaps more importantly, they saw a great opportunity to put "Guardians of the Galaxy" in their press release while Guardians of the Galaxy is still the hottest movie in the world. And we here at The Outhouse are not about to miss the chance to put Guardians of the Galaxy not only in the headline of an article while Guardians of the Galaxy is still the hottest movie in the world, but also to say the phrase Guardians of the Galaxy upwards of fifteen times in the article itself, insuring that both we and BOOM! receive the maximum amount of attention from people looking to read things on the internet about Guardians of the Galaxy.
So check out Wild's End in September. And for all your Guardians of the Galaxy needs, remember Dan Abnett, BOOM! Studios, and The Outhousers.com. Thank you for your time. Guardians of the Galaxy.