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Wildstorm 30th Anniversary Special #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

In 1992 Jim Lee changed the course of comics history with the founding of WildStorm Productions, which would revolutionize the business and launch the careers of so many top creators.

To this day, 30 years later, the impact of the imprint, its characters, and its creators is still felt!

In honor of this legacy comes a 100-page giant that pays homage to the past… and looks toward the future!

Part of this mammoth special will be reprinting – for the first time in periodical form! – short stories from the acclaimed WildStorm: A Celebration of 25 Years hardcover, including stories by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Brett Booth, Dustin Nguyen, and more… plus new stories featuring WildStorm characters in the DC core line, charting their future in the DC Universe…

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
96 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Get Your Comic On

    A phenomenal collection of stories that will have you hooked from the start, if you haven’t read Wildstorm before but maybe you’re an anti-hero fan then you really need to get this into your collection.

  • 94

    Comic Watch

    While not quite perfect, theWildStorm 30th Anniversary Special hits enough of the right notes to leave this old-school fan more than a little buzzed. And if you’re not acquainted with the ’90s? Now’s a great time to see what all the fuss was about.

  • 93

    The Super Powered Fancast

    Story 1: A great short story with an awesome twist that is perfect for the character. Lee’s art is fantastic and I loved every detailed panel.
    Story 2: A fun and funny look back at characters I really enjoyed and would love to see come back. Especially if J. Scott Campbell were bringing them to life visually.
    Story 3: An exciting and entertaining story with some fantastic art and thrills throughout.
    Story 4: A great short story that highlights the character and his history.
    Story 5: An entertaining story that brings readers up to speed with the characters and their story. Booth delivers some great art as well.
    Story 6: A great short story that makes me want to read more.
    Story 7: A great, action filled short that teases an interesting story to come for the character.
    Story 8: A fun, light and engaging story that teases something interesting to come. The art is great and brilliantly captures the atmosphere and tone of the story.
    Story 9: A entertaining story that has some great mystery elements that I want to see explored.
    Story 10: A really cool short that reminds me how cool a character Deathblow is.
    Story 11: An entertaining short that highlights how special a bond the characters have and why it endures.
    Story 12: An entertaining story with some great action and awesome art.

  • 80

    This anthology does well at celebrating the many heroes and villains that have been a part of the Wildstorm universe, with too many amazing writers and artists to count. Like any other comic book anthologies, there are some stories that shine a little more brightly than others. Regardless, this Anniversary Special does a great job in celebrating all things Wildstorm and feels like you’re shaking the hand of a familiar friend, so if you are looking to revisit some familiar characters and storylines such as the WildC.A.T.S, Authority, and more, this is the book for you.

  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 75

    Geek Dad

    Honestly, this has some decent stories in it, but so many of them are throwbacks or just clips of what’s to come that it doesn’t really feel like a cohesive anthology.

  • 75

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

    I found this one-shot very nostalgic, but also forward teasing in a few intriguing ways. Great that DC was able to get some of the classic Wildstorm artists onboard too like Bret Booth back on Backlash. I nice Christmas and holiday time read.

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