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Wynonna Earp
Cover of Home on the Strange (Part 2)
Publication information
Publisher
First appearanceWynonna Earp # 1
(December 1996)
Created byBeau Smith
In-story information
Team affiliationsU.S. Marshals
Wynonna Earp
FormatLimited series
GenreWeird West

Wynonna Earp is a horror Western comic book miniseries created and owned by Beau Smith. The series was initially published by Image Comics, and from 2003 by IDW Publishing.

Plot summary[edit]

Wynonna is a present-day descendant of the famous lawman Wyatt Earp, and she is the top agent for a special unit known within the US Marshals as the Monster Squad. She battles such supernatural threats as Bobo Del Rey and his redneck, trailer-trash vampires who are pushing a new killer designer drug called "Hemo", and the Egyptian mafia's mummy hitman, Raduk, Eater of the Dead, who is out to do in all the other crime bosses. In her subsequent adventures, she finished some outstanding Earp family business while dealing with Hillbilly Gremlins and Zombie Mailmen alongside her fellow marshals.

Publication[edit]

Comicbook[edit]

Wynonna Earp was originally released by Image Comics as a five-issue series:

  • Issue #1, "Red Necks, White Corpuscles and Blue Ribbon Beer", on December 1, 1996
  • Issue #2, "The Bloody Badge of the Law", on January 1, 1997
  • Issue #3, "Death Sucks", on February 1, 1997
  • Issue #4, "Refried Dead", on March 1, 1997
  • Issue #5, "Wrap Party", on April 1, 1997,

The three-part series Wynonna Earp: Home on the Strange was published by IDW Publishing in 2003–2004:

  • Part 1 published December 1, 2003
  • Part 2 published January 1, 2004
  • Part 3 published February 1, 2004

A four-volume graphic novel Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars was released by IDW Publishing in 2011:

A limited series titled simply Wynonna Earp, with additional sub and exclusive covers, was released as a tie-in with the television series:[1]

  • #1 on February 24, 2016
  • #2 on March 16, 2016
  • #3 on April 27, 2016
  • #4 on May 18, 2016
  • #5 on June 29, 2016
  • #6 on August 3, 2016
  • #7 on August 24, 2016
  • #8 on October 5, 2016 (includes "Signed edition" with exclusive cover)

A four-part series, Wynonna Earp Legends, with additional sub and exclusive covers, co-written with two stars of the television series: Legends: Doc Holliday (#1, #2) with Tim Rozon,[2] and Legends: The Earp Sisters (#3, #4)[a] with Melanie Scrofano.[3]

  • #1 on November 23, 2016
  • #2 on January 4, 2017
  • #3 on March 22, 2017
  • #4 on May 3, 2017

Paperback[edit]

  • The Complete Wynonna Earp (initial miniseries, the follow-up "Home on the Strange", and her adventure from "Tales of Terror"), 200 pages, IDW Publishing, September 1, 2005, ISBN 1-933239-01-8.
  • Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars (collects the four volumes in the Yeti Wars series and a previously unpublished story, "Wynonna Earp: Blood is the Harvest"), IDW Publishing, 2010, ISBN 9781600108075.[4]
  • Wynonna Earp: Strange Inheritance (all issues released before 2016: "Wynonna Earp" #1–5 by Image Comics, "Wynonna Earp: Home on the Strange" #1–3, "Blood is the Harvest" from Tales of Terror, and "Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars" #1–4), 300 pages, IDW Publishing, April 2016, ISBN 978-1-63140-602-7.[5][6]

Hardcover[edit]

Wynonna Earp appeared in the hardcover anthology Tales of Terror Volume #1 (96 pages, IDW Publishing, First printing September 2004, ISBN 1-932382-31-3).

TV adaptation[edit]

In July 2015, Syfy acquired the rights for a television series.[7] Melanie Scrofano was cast in the title role, with Tim Rozon as Doc Holliday and Shamier Anderson as Agent Dolls.[8] Dominique Provost-Chalkley was cast as Waverly Earp, Wynonna's younger sister.[9]

The series was developed by Emily Andras, who also serves as executive producer and showrunner.[10] Jordy Randall and Tom Cox serve as executive producers with Andras, and Paolo Barzman directed the pilot episode.[8]

Syfy released the first promotional images and synopsis for Wynonna Earp on November 6, 2015:

After years on the run and in juvenile detention, Wynonna Earp is finally coming home. The only problem is no one back home wants her to return. But when she becomes the town's only hope of eradicating mysterious demons, Wynonna must choose which side of the law she wants to fight on in order to clear the name of her legendary great grandfather Wyatt Earp once and for all.[11]

The teaser trailer for the new series was released in January 2016.[12]

Wynonna Earp premiered in the United States on Syfy on April 1, 2016, and in Canada on CHCH-DT on April 4, 2016.[13] The series was renewed for a second season on July 23, 2016.[14] Season two premiered on Syfy and Space (Canada) on June 9, 2017.[15][16] It was renewed for a third season on July 22, 2017.[17] A fourth and final season was announced by Syfy and Space on July 21, 2018.[18][19] The series finale, "Old Souls," premiered on April 10, 2021.[20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2017, Wynonna Earp was nominated for a Dragon Award for Best Comic Book: Wynonna Earp Legends by Beau Smith, Tim Rozon, Melanie Scrofano, and Chris Evenhuis.[21]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wynonna Earp Legends: The Earp Sisters is the comic series' debut of character Waverly Earp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ching, Albert (November 9, 2015). "Exclusive: New Wynonna Earp Comic on the Way from IDW in Advance of TV Series". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Burlingame, Russ (October 19, 2016). "Beau Smith Teases His Next Wynonna Earp Miniseries, Co-Written With TV's Melanie Scrofano & Tom Rozon". ComicBook.com. Pop Culture Media. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Melanie Scrofano [@MelanieScrofano] (October 18, 2016). "I shall be INSUFFERABLE when the @WynonnaEarp comic I'm co-writing with @BeauSmithRanch comes out. "The Earp Sisters"" (Tweet). Retrieved July 1, 2017 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "Wynona Earp: The Yeti Wars TP". ComiXology. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Wynonna Earp: Strange Inheritance". IDW Publishing. February 2016. Archived from the original on April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "Wynonna Earp: Strange Inheritance TP". ComiXology. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Syfy Acquires Wynonna Earp from Seven24 Films and IDW Entertainment". IDW Publishing. July 22, 2015. Archived from the original on July 24, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (July 22, 2015). "Syfy Acquires Wynonna Earp Series; Melanie Scrofano to Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  9. ^ Wilson, A.R. (April 25, 2016). "Wynonna Earp's Dominique Provost-Chalkley on Waverly". Digital Journal. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  10. ^ Reid, Regan (April 15, 2016). "Emily Andras Wrangles Wynonna Earp". Playback. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  11. ^ Ching, Albert (November 6, 2015). "First Wynonna Earp Promotional Images Released". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on May 1, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  12. ^ Nicholson, Max (January 29, 2016). "Wynonna Earp: First Teaser Tailer for Syfy's Comic Book Adaptation". IGN. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Liszewski, Bridget (March 24, 2016). "Wynonna Earp Now Has US and Canada Premiere Dates". The TV Junkies. Archived from the original on July 10, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  14. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 23, 2016). "Comic-Con: Wynonna Earp Renewed for Second Season at Syfy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  15. ^ Ryan, Maureen (March 29, 2017). "Wynonna Earp Gets Season 2 Premiere Date, Cast Talks What's Next". Variety. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  16. ^ David, Greg (March 29, 2017). "Canadian supernatural sensation Wynonna Earp joins Space; Season 2 begins June 9". TV, eh?. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  17. ^ Ryan, Maureen (July 22, 2017). "Wynonna Earp Renewed for Third Season by Syfy". Variety. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  18. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 21, 2018). "'Wynonna Earp' Renewed for Season 4 at Syfy (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  19. ^ Press Release (July 23, 2018). "Hell, Yeah! Space Returns to Purgatory for Season 4 of WYNONNA EARP". Bell Media. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  20. ^ "Wynonna Earp Series Finale Review: Old Souls (Season 4 Episode 12) | Tell-Tale TV". telltaletv.com. April 10, 2021. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  21. ^ Liptak, Andrew (September 3, 2017). "Here are the winners of the 2017 Dragon Awards". The Verge. Retrieved September 7, 2017.

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