Back in 2014, writer Dan Abnett and artist I.N.J. Culbard launched Wild’s End, a comic series about a rural community of anthropomorphic animals invaded by aliens. Think War of the Worlds meets The Wind in the Willows. Now, after a five-year hiatus, BOOM! Studios has announced that the duo are reuniting for another Wild’s End series.
Here’s how the publisher described the series:
Out at sea during the invasion, our intimate crew of unlucky voyagers returns to a world they once knew, now occupied by an invading alien force!
For the first time since 2018, return to an anthropomorphic England with a new cast of characters in the Wild’s End canon. New readers and old readers alike will love this new jumping off point for the cult classic series which has been described as War of the Worlds meets Wind in the Willows.
Abnett expressed great enthusiasm about returning to the world of Wild’s End:
“Ian and I are regular partners-in-crime, and I’m delighted to be returning to BOOM! Studios with him to create a new chapter of our all-time favourite collaboration, Wild’s End,”
“It’s great to be back in the Wilds with Dan and the team at BOOM! I’m really excited to be working in this world again and introducing regular and new readers to a whole new cast of characters,”
Series editor, Kathleen Wisneski, teased fans:
“With Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard at the helm, every part of the Wild’s End journey is a pleasure–even the parts that give you the creeps, shock you, or make you cry. Readers should get ready to fall in love with the new cast, then worry about their safety non-stop for months.”
The first issue will feature a main cover by Culbard as well as variant covers by Francesco Francavilla, Ariel Olivetti, InHyuk Lee as well as Culbard.
Check out the covers below and look for Wild’s End#1 to arrive in comic stores and on digital on Wednesday, June 21st..