In 1992 and as part of Image Comics, Jim Lee debuted WildStorm, an imprint that featured multiple super heroes, villains and teams.
Chief among those teams were the WildC.A.T.S, a covert, action-based team of super heroes (including some based from the alien Kherubim race) who were dedicated to saving the Earth from the evil Daemonites, led by Helspont, a villain who would go on to face assorted DC Universe mainstays, including Superman, during The New 52.
Hot off of his uncanny success with X-Men, Jim Lee’s work on WildC.A.T.S would pave the way for the interconnected WildStorm Universe, and remain a shining highlight of an important creator-owned imprint that is now celebrating three decades of life, and one that has been part of DC Comics’ history since 1999, when Jim Lee sold WildStorm to DC.
If WildC.A.T.S is brand-new to you as of reading this thread and you’d like to know more, simply check out the digitally available issues (with #13 making its DCUI debut today) from the original series down below:
James Robinson, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and more legendary writing heavyweights of the comic industry would go on to tell subsequent adventures of the WildC.A.T.S in various ongoing series, mini-series and one-shots (some of which featured the X-Men, as well as the Xenomorphs of the Alien franchise), but its the original, 50 issue volume that began in 1992 under Jim Lee’s pen that made comic fans roar with approval and has gone on to be an enduring sci-fi adventure for 3 decades and counting.
Are you new to the WildStorm Universe and WildC.A.T.S, or are you a seasoned fan that says “Make mine Maul!” with geeky delight? Sound off below, C.A.T.S!
I leave you with this, the opening of the short-lived (13 episodes) WildC.A.T.S TV series, which aired Saturday mornings on CBS from 1994 and into 1995, and whose theme song will engrain itself into your mental sponge/brain:
If you’d like more from the TV series, you can catch all 13 episodes from the Retro Rerun YouTube Channel in this handy playlist: