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WildC.A.T.s/Aliens alternate cover.

WildC.A.T.s/Aliens is a one-shot comic book published by Dark Horse Comics and Wildstorm/Image Comics in August 1998.

The story was written by Warren Ellis, drawn by Chris Sprouse, inked by Kevin Nowlan, colored by Laura DePuy, and lettered by Bill Oakley. It featured a cover by artist Gil Kane and Nowlan and was edited by Scott Dunbier.

In the series of Dark Horse cross-over comics, WildC.A.T.s/Aliens was followed by Witchblade/Aliens/Darkness/Predator: Overkill (November 1999).

Behind the ScenesEdit

The WildC.A.T.s were the first superhero team of the newly formed offshoot comic book company Image Comics in the early 1990s. Image was formed by a number of high profile comics artists who split from the major two comics compaies, Marvel and DC, to start their own creator owned characters. WildC.A.T.s was the brainchild of former X-Men artist Jim Lee under his own Wildstorm imprint. Wildstorm eventually grew into its own independent comics line, and was then in turn bought as a subsidiary by DC Comics. This allowed for a transition of Jim Lee into the DC Comics sphere where he subsequently rose in the ranks. Most recently, as of February 2010, Jim Lee was named Co-Publisher of DC Comics.

Critically acclaimed comic book writer Warren Ellis has received critical acclaim and commercial success through work on various projects over his comics career, perhaps most notably on series such as Marvel's Iron Man and on his creator-owned Planetary for Wildstorm. He also wrote episodes for the animated TV series Justice League Unlimited on Cartoon Network.

Artist Chris Sprouse has worked on numerous major comics characters for Marvel and DC Comics throughout his career. He is also co-creator, along with writer Alan Moore, of the Tom Strong series for America's Best Comics.

The late legendary comics artist Gil Kane is most well known for his seminal work as the first artist of the current incarnation of Green Lantern for DC Comics throughout the 1960s and 70s.

The WildC.A.T.s also had a short-lived animated series on the CBS network in 1994.


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