DC's long-dormant WildStorm line is being relaunched in 2017 with one of the line's most recognizable writers, Warren Ellis, at the helm, according to Comic Book. Described as a "pop-up" imprint similiar to DC's deal with Gerard Way for Young Animal, the WildStorm line's flagship title will be the ongoing monthly The Wild Storm by Ellis and Clean Room artist Jon-Davis Hunt debuting in February, with rebooted versions of characters such as Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks, and more (click here a gallery of characters revealed so far).
"After long reflection, I couldn't turn down the invitation to renovate the house that Jim Lee built, and refit its unique combination of cosmic paranoia and paramilitary conspiracy for the post-political space madness of the twenty-teens,” said Warren Ellis, whose last work for the publisher was 2010's Planetary #27. “Looking back to look forward."
In addition to writing the core The Wild Storm title, Ellis will curate other titles for the line including WildC.A.T.S., Zealot, and Michael Cray (the real name of WildStorm character Deathblow). No creative teams for these books were named.
“There are precious few visionaries in our business and fewer still like Warren who can elevate mythos with both stylistic panache and idiosyncratic spectacle," said DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee. "His work at WildStorm remains the tone which best defines and reflects the WildStorm Universe. I know I speak for WildStorm fans the world over when I say I can’t wait to see what Warren and Jon have in store for fans in February!”
Look for more on DC's new WildStorm line to be announced at New York Comic Con, which Newsarama will be covering live.