Wild's End #1

Wild's End #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: I.N.J. Culbard Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Inspired by the sci-fi aesthetic of War of the Worlds and the anthropomorphic characters of Blacksad and Mouse Guard, readers will be blown away by Culbard's art while fans of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's Cornetto Trilogy (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, WORLD'S END) will fall in love with Clive, Peter, and Gilbert as they try to survive an alien invasion.

When a rural English community of the 1930s is the victim of an alien invasion, the residents' lives are upended by the harsh realities of life-and-death violence. Led by the town's outsider and retired war veteran, they will have to rally together to uncover the secret of their invaders and ultimately fight back.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Sep 9, 2014

    Gorgeous artwork, engaging characters and the quirky combination of two all-too-familiar genres make The Wilds End something truly worth seeking out, if only to get on board with this brilliantly creative tale before it really starts to pick up steam. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Oscar Russell Sep 9, 2014

    My only critque of the book is that the plot line may not be the most original. It's so far just a sci-fi tale. What makes this stand out more than the others on the shelf is the animals, without them this book may get lost in a sea of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 10, 2014

    Abnett and Culbard have got something special with Wild's End #1. This is a surprising tale that sets up what could be an absolutely fabulous mini-series that blends two styles of story that I never expected to read together. This creative team is in tight sync and readers reap the benefits of their combined skill. I highly recommend giving this one a shot, I'll certainly be back for #2 and my guess is that once you've read this comic you will be too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 12, 2014

    With a timeless look, a strong sense of character and relationships, and a twist ending that makes the conceit of whatever comes next incredibly intriguing, "Wild's End" is another Abnett and Culbard book not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Sep 9, 2014

    Abnett and Culbard have introduced us to a majestically written and beautifully illustrated first issue with WILD'S END #1. The character development and story building that Culbard covers is fast and effective, as I was quickly enthralled with the plot and the cast. Clive Slipaway has a mysterious aura about him that just demands attention and easily makes him one of my newest favorite characters in comics today. Arrant with his curiosity and Fawkes and his rebellious nature are just as compelling with their own strong and unique personalities. The artwork here as mentioned earlier, is reminiscent of Petersen's Mouse Guard, perhaps not quite as detailed, but impressive none the less. A fantastic read and highly recommended first issue from this creative duo. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 9, 2014

    The tone of the first half is very lighthearted. Three quarters of the way through, however, all of that will change as this title mixes fantasy and sci-fi to perfection. Wild's End is definitely going on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    8CN - Matt Overstreet Sep 10, 2014

    Anyone who enjoys the likes ofWar of the Worlds orWatership Down will definitely like this comic, but more than that, I think they'll find something new and interesting even despite the similarities. For myself, I'm definitely interested in seeing where this story goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Samantha Roehrig Sep 10, 2014

    After the introduction of the conflict and the characters, it all comes together when Slipaway wants to find Fawkes in order to learn more of this bright light and robot that he witnesses. The whole comic is just a fun mix up of characters and aliens. I don't think I have seen an animal town based in 1800s with an impending alien invasion. For that simple premise alone, Wild's End stays true to its name. It is an interesting comic that will create some mystery and intrigue with all readers. It looks to be another good #1 issue from BOOM! so don't miss your chance of getting into a cool story wrapped in a completely different setting than anything out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Sep 9, 2014

    Wild's End was an excellent debut comic. A well written story, eye-catching art, and intriguing characters are all part of Wild's End‘s perfect formula for a fascinating read. If you enjoy sci-fi stories, period pieces or just talking animals wearing clothes, Wild's End is definitely worth your time. It'll be exciting to see how this story branches out from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Sep 12, 2014

    Wild's End #1 is intoxicating and enchanting with a deadly sting in the tail. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Sep 10, 2014

    Katy Rex writes comics analysis atendoftheuniversecomics.com,comicsbulletin.com, andbloody-disgusting.com. She also writes scholarly articles for various academic journals. She really likes butt jokes, dinosaurs, and killing psychos and midgets in Borderlands 2. She has a great sense of humor if you're not an asshole.Twitter: @eotucomicsTumblr:katy-rex.tumblr.comInstagram: @katy_rexEmail:katy@endoftheuniversecomics.com Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Sep 11, 2014

    This is a book that deserves reading if you want a decent, contained story in a world that seems a little too familiar. It's not a bad first issue, but it isn't a splendid one either. Fans of animals, british humor and aliens ala 80's scifi should check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Sep 15, 2014

    "Wild's End" #1 is entirely exposition, but it's a strong beginning, falling short of being stellar only for its slow characterization work, but it succeeds at piquing the reader's curiosity about its characters' histories and motivations as well as what happens next when the aliens make more contact. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    TheCultDen - Reece Morris-Jones Sep 18, 2014

    So in the end, both aspects combine in the best way comics do; to create a whole that is far better than the sum of its parts. I'll be reading each issue of Wild's End as I'm interested to see if Abnett is playing with the readers expectations as to what we think is happening. But the real reason, in my heart of hearts, will be to view just one more panel drawn by I.N.J. Culbard. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Denise Blakely Sep 10, 2014

    I really wanted to like Wild's End" but this book was unimpressive. The artwork is just ok. The storyline dragged on slowly like a snail trekking through peanut butter. It not only left me with absolutely no desire to pick up the next issue, but I also just wanted to stop flipping the pages. I felt no care at all towards the characters and the little action the story did have just didn't capture my interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Anne Mortensen-agnew Sep 12, 2014

    What will, hopefully, be interesting is seeing how the story progresses. There are six issues to be had, and I will bet that the real meat and fun of the series starts in #2. I would not be surprised at all if Wild's End makes for a much better read once the story is complete and all six installments are collected together, not spread apart. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Alamo Sep 21, 2014

    Wild's End has the potential to be a fun ride. Who doesn't like a good alien invasion story? However, we've seen War of Worlds before, so I'm hoping there is some new spin on it other than just "WotW with animals." The characters have fun personalities and the protagonist especially appears to have hidden layers yet to be discovered. I hope future issues focus more on action, and the final scene in the issue was like the first shot fired across the bow of a ship, one that promises just that in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Ian Bonar Sep 10, 2014

    It's woodland creatures vs murderous aliens in this slight but entertaining tale that wears its influences on its (soon to be incinerated by a death ray) sleeves. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Brandon Tindle Sep 10, 2014

    Wow!! This is going to be a fantastic series!

  • 9.0
    mudstar Oct 15, 2014

    An Abnett and Culbard team-up is a must-buy in my book, and this issue won't be changing my mind on that. Alien invasions, a drunken fox, talking animals! Grab this book. Now.

  • 8.5
    Nemo Sep 21, 2014

    Great start off to the series. So far it has a nice small sci-fi touch to a 30's small British community.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Sep 18, 2014

    This promises to be a good series, but on the other hand, I've already read War Of The Worlds so I'm probably going to save my money for other titles.

  • 8.0
    Jon-C17 Nov 9, 2014

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