The War of the Worlds riff in Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard’s Wild’s End gets a new series and a new spooky tale in Wild’s End: The Enemy Within.
BOOM! Studios describes the new anthropomorphic series as being heavily influenced by Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and knowing how the last series ended, this means things are going to get really weird.
As Clive, Susan, Fawkes, and the other survivors of the alien invasion of Lower Crowchurch try to cope with what just happened to their small town, the military arrives in an attempt to cover up the “incident.” Town residents are immediately detained, questioned, and treated with suspicion. Are they alien spies, collaborators, sympathizers? Clive and the rest will need to escape imprisonment if they’re to get the word out and warn the rest of the world before the aliens return.
“I think Dan and Ian surprised a lot of readers last year with the first Wild’s End series,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon in a prepared statement. “They created these wonderful characters that we connected with so quickly, and they ended the story on such a frightening note we had to know what happened next! I can’t recommend this series enough. Pick up the first trade and jump on board The Enemy Within as soon as possible!”
I think the red scare influence could certainly take the story telling to a next logical step, and when Wild’s End: The Enemy Within #1 arrives on September 23, 2015 I’m certainly going to pick it up.