An imprint of DC Comics which used to be an independent company. Wildstorm Productions was originally a company founded by Jim Lee that was one of the original founders of Image Comics, and Wildstorm's comics were part of the Image shared universe. However, when Jim Lee parted ways with Image, the Shattered Image Crisis Crossover was used as a Cosmic Retcon to separate Wildstorm's Image titles into a shared universe all their own. Later, in 1999, DC Comics formally bought Wildstorm during the aftershocks of The Great Comics Crash of 1996.
This led to a golden age for Wildstorm as several of its most iconic titles were launched during this period.
In 2010, DC retired the Wildstorm imprint due to changes in the market. But that might have been no more than a head-fake, because the next year they integrated Wildstorm into a rebooted DC universe, complete with a revived Stormwatch ongoing.
Notable comics published by Wildstorm include:
- The Authority
- Gen 13 and spinoffs (Team 7,DV8)
- Stormwatch PHD
- Welcome to Tranquility
- Wild CATS