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Warren Ellis to Reboot Wildstorm Universe at DC

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, October 04 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Warren Ellis to Reboot Wildstorm Universe at DC

Jim Lee will be kept as far away as possible.


Source: ComicBook.com

According to an EXXXCLUSIVE report at comic book website template generator ComicBook.com, superstar writer Warren "Garth Ennis" Ellis will helm a rebooting of the Wildstorm Universe at DC Comics. Wildstorm was originally created by Jim Lee in the early nineties as part of Image Comics in an event that saw top Marvel artists leave the company to start their own creator-owned comics that were ripoffs of whatever books the artists were doing at Marvel previously. Eventually, Wildstorm--

"Excuse me."

Jim Lee?! What are you doing in this article?

"I was just thinking, if we're going to be relaunching Wildstorm, maybe I could work on a new WildC.A.T.S. book for--"

No, Jim Lee! No! You know as well as we do that you'll produce one issue of it, it will be late, and then you'll never get to the second issue. We're putting our foot down. No way.

Now where were we? Oh yeah. Wildstorm eventually became in imprint of DC Comics, where it published such comics as The Authority and Planetary, and went on to--

"Maybe if I have a bunch of lead time, and we put the book out every other month, we could publish WildC.A.T.S. and--"

Dammit, Jim Lee! We already told you no! This new Wildstorm actually seems like a good idea, and we're not going to let you ruin it by failing to meet your deadlines and letting a flagship title wallow in publishing limbo while you do... whatever it is you do instead of actually drawing comics. Look, just leave this to Warren Ellis and everything will be fine.

Ahem.

Wildstorm even launched an imprint of its own as part of DC, America's Best Comics, where Alan Moore published comics like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. A ton of big name creators today did work at Wildstorm, and it's pretty exciting to see it--

"What if I just draw the covers? We can get a reliable artist to do interiors, and maybe I can contribute a backup story every once in a--"

Jim Lee, you know god damn well that it takes you six months to draw a cover, and there's no way anyone is going to let you sabotage this reboot with your chronic lateness. You know what they say, Jim Lee: if you love something, let it go. You have to let it go. Let Wildstorm go. It's in good hands.

Sorry about that, folks. Jim Lee is very persistent. Now let's see. The revived imprint will launch in February of 2017 with an event comic called The Wild Storm written by Ellis with art by Jon Davis-Hunt. This series will reboot the universe, and will spawn other books, including Michael Cray, WildC.A.T.S. and Zealot. No creative teams have been announced for those books yet, but--

"Oh! Oh! I'm free! I could draw WildC.A.T.S.!"

Jim Lee, we've discussed this already. Under no circumstances are you to draw WildC.A.T.S., or any other book for Wildstorm, or for that matter, any other book at all. It's not that you haven't evolved your art style in twenty years, which you haven't. It's not that your design aesthetic is heinously out of date and was one of the major contributing factors toward the New 52 sucking, which is saying something, because there were a lot of contributing factors there. It's not even that this new Wildstorm deserves fresh ideas from new creators. You just can't draw monthly comics anymore, Jim Lee. You can't even draw yearly comics. Give it up!

You're good at being an executive. Well, not good, but you haven't been fired! That's something, right? Just hang out with Dan Didio, do panels at comic conventions, and nap in your office, and leave this to the professionals, okay? They've got this. If you get involved, you're only going to ruin it for everyone. Don't ruin this, Jim Lee!

"But--"

We said good day, sir!

Now then. DC is planning to reveal more information about the new Wildstorm at New York Comic Con, so be sure to stay tuned to The Outhouse for more details when they become--

"What if I just did the pencils, and someone else inked over them. That would save time, and--"

Get out of here, Jim Lee! Go on! Shoo! *chases Jim Lee with a broom* Get out!





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