by Dan Abnett & I.N.J. Culbard
The final issue of Wild’s End comes out this week. This marks the end of another great mini-series from BOOM! Studios. The anamorphic folk of Lower Crowchurch have been attacked by alien beings. With things literally heating up last issue, this last issue will decide how lucky our band of townsfolk will be.
The whole alien invasion concept in Wild’s End is a familiar comic troupe, however making it both a period piece and using anamorphic characters gave Wild’s End a cool twist. This issue Dan Abnett delivered an ending both fitting of the story and somewhat ambiguous for readers. Even though this was and felt very much like an ending, Abnett’s writing leaves readers interested in more story. The final issue of Wild’s End was a great cap on top on a fantastic mini-series.
When reading Wild’s End you can’t deny how important I.N.J. Culbard’s art is to setting the tone of this series. With the story taking place in a version 1930’s England, Culbard really captures the period with his designs. Culbard does a wonderful job of doing simplistic animal designs for the characters in Wild’s End. He still captures the animal they are supposed to represent while still giving them very expressive faces. Wild’s End owes its entire stylistic look to Culbard’s vibrant art, which is what made this series stand out.
It’s always sad to see a great series end. However, all good things must come to an end. Sometimes it’s better to just have a solid self-contained story rather than find a way to force a simple concept into an ongoing series. Wild’s End was the perfect amount of story and was a enjoyable one to read too. Once collected, Wild’s End will be one of those books you recommend to a friend to help transition them into reading comics.