Acclaimed comic book artist Jim Lee
founded WildStorm Productions in 1992. WildStorm began as part of
Image Comics, an independent comics collective created by Lee and
five other popular artists who were best known for their Marvel
The WildStorm Universe is known for cutting-edge super heroes, including
the covert operatives known as the WILDCATS, the genetically enhanced
teens of GEN13, the world-shaking, rule-breaking heroes of THE AUTHORITY,
the super-powered archaeologists of PLANETARY, and GLOBAL FREQUENCY,
an independent defense intelligence organization with a thousand
and one agents all over the world. WildStorm also publishes comic
books based on licensed properties, including the classic Japanese
animation hero SPEED RACER and the legendary Macross Saga ROBOTECH.
In addition, many big-name science fiction authors are creating
new work for comics here, including David Brin and Kevin J. Anderson.
In 1998 WildStorm was acquired by DC
Comics, strengthening both WildStorm’s ability to expand
its editorial goals and diversifying DC’s output. WildStorm
continues to run under the editorial direction of founder Jim Lee,
who has set industry records drawing BATMAN.
WildStorm’s publishing program also includes America’s
Best Comics, which publishes titles created by renowned comics'
writer Alan Moore. These titles include the archetypal adventurer-hero
TOM STRONG, the mythic heroine PROMETHEA, and the team of legendary
Victorian heroes who make up THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN,
a major motion picture in 2003 with Sean Connery.