Wild’s End #1 Review

Posted September 9, 2014 by Oscar Russell in Comic Books

Written by: Dan Abnett

Art by: I.N.J. Culbard

Publisher: BOOM!

Well well well, where to begin with Wild’s End #1 by comic and sci-fi maestro Dan Abnett and art by I.N.J. Culbard. Wild’s End is a sci-fi comic set in a world that can best be described as a Sylvanian Families meets Wind in the Willows meets War of the Worlds universe. It’s a universe of talking animals in a British village in circa 1930, however this is not your ordinary British Village with talking animals, oh no, this one has just encountered a falling star that the local drunk Fawkes the Fox has witnessed on one of his strolls in the country. The falling star can only mean trouble for this quaint little community, whose Village Fete meeting is disturbed by Fawkes announcement.

The art in the book is brilliant, and really sets the tone of what I believe Abnett is aiming for. It reminds me of many of the children’s books I used to read as a small child, right down to the map at the back showing the local village it is set in. It’s the sort of universe that you could get lost in for ever.

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.

This book is fun and evokes memories of child hood, but with an almighty twist. Hopefully this comic series will get the true attention that it deserves, despite coming from one of the “smaller” publishing houses. The book although light in nature, is bound to take a darker turn soon and seems to play to British sensibilities of nothing bad can happen in my patch.

About the Author

Oscar Russell

Comics Editor for WTN, and co-host of the All New Comics Dash Podcast. I like comics and tabletop gaming!