WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm, (often rendered Wildstorm) published American comic books. Originally an independent company created by Jim Lee and further expanded upon in subsequent years by other creators, WildStorm became a publishing imprint of DC Comics in 1999. The WildStorm imprint is editorially separate from its DC parent, with its main studio located on the West Coast. The imprint takes its name from the combining the titles of the Jim Lee comic series WildC.A.T.S. and Stormwatch.
WildStorm publishes common American comics as well as independently created content and licensed properties from other companies, covering in total a wide variety of genres. Its main fictional universe, the Wildstorm Universe, features typical costumed heroes in various scenarios — though this direction has changed somewhat in recent years to a darker treatment of the superhero genre.
The publishing activities of WildStorm have varied, with changes in ownership affecting the ongoing publication of some of its titles. Peaking during the 1990s, WildStorm maintained a number of its core titles from its early period (such as WildC.A.T.S. and Stormwatch) and has since continued to publish material expanding its core universe. Essentially WildStorm's main titles include WILDC.A.T.S, Stormwatch, Gen¹³, Wetworks and The Authority, though it also produces single-character-orientated series like Deathblow or The Midnighter, and secondary titles like Tranquillity published at times.