Wynonna Earp is the eponymous lead of several comic book limited series. The character is a creator-owned property and was created by Beau Smith. Currently published by IDW Publishing, the character has been published in the past by Image Comics.
Wynonna is a descendant of the famous lawman Wyatt Earp, and she's the top special agent for a special unit within the U.S. Marshals known as The Monster Squad. She battles such supernatural threats as Bobo Del Rey and his redneck, trailer-trash vampires that are pushing a new killer designer drug called "Hemo," and the Egyptian Mafia's mummy hitman, Raduk, Eater of the Dead, who's 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.
Was adapted for television as Wynonna Earp.
Wynonna Earp contains examples of:
- The Alcatraz: Black Rock , the Black Badge facility designed to incarcerate paranormal criminals.
- Alternate History: In reality, Wyatt Earp's only child (from his first wife) was stillborn upon the mother's death from typhoid fever. This continuity implies Earp had a second child who survived.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Wynonna deals with the zombie mailmen, she reels off a long of list federal laws they are guilty of breaking, ending with 'sending human body parts through the mail'.
- Badass Biker: Outlaws. Mavericks. Werewolves. These are The Banditos, the biker gang Wynonna ran with in her wildest, pre-Black Badge days. And Wynonna herself is tough enough to have ridden alongside them and be considered their equal.
- Beast Man: Robidoux creates these by combining human and monster DNA.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: The Yeti Wars is all about this. When the bad guys have a gang of evil yeti guarding their base, Wynonna and her team recruit a group of heroic bigfoots (bigfeet?) to aid them in the battle.
- Canon Immigrant: Agent Dolls and Doc Holliday from the TV series become major characters in the 2016 IDW series.
- Nicole Haught and Wynonna's little sister Waverly were quick to follow, in #8 and Legends #3, respectively.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: Waverly's attempts at witty banter inevitably just come out sounding weird. Such as this exchange from Season Zero:Haught: Let's turn our dream into their nightmare.
Waverly: This ain't no circus, and we don't need no clowns.
Haught: Sweetie, not being judgmental, but... What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Waverly: It sounded so Wynonna in my head, but when it came out, it just sounded like me... I've got to get better with the kill bad people quips.
- Cool Gun: The Peacemaker, Wyatt Earp's Buntline Special that can send anything it shoots to Hell.
- Creature-Hunter Organization: The Monster Squad, a cover unit within the US Marshals charged with with capturing or killing supernatural threats.
- Dead Hat Shot: In Season Zero, Cowboy Bob is killed by a rocket strike during the bad guy's assault on Bloody Porch. His death is indicated by his cowboy hat lying on a patch of broken ground. Doc picks the hat up and puts it on before he goes out to unleash his righteous fury on the ungodly.
- Explosive Leash: Smitty uses explosive implants (or, in more recent series, explosive nanites) to control certain supernatural 'assets' of the Black Badges.
- Famous Ancestor: Wynonna is the great-great granddaughter of Wyatt Earp.
- Fight Clubbing: In #3 of the 2016 IDW series, Wynonna breaks up a paranormal fight club being run by demon/human hybrids.
- For the Evulz: Boone Helm admits that he commits his crimes (which usually involve a massive body count) for no reason other than to spread chaos.
- Gatling Good: When the town of Tombstone is magically transformed back to the way it had been in 1881, Valdez finds herself wielding a hand-cranked gatling gun rather than her usual BFG. She still manages to use it to great effect against the revenants (and look really badass while doing so).
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: Marshal Holly Day uses one to make her way across Tombstone in Home on the Strange.
- Grievous Bottley Harm: In a flashback in Season Zero #1, Wynonna jams a beer bottle into the eye of a biker who is hassling her in a bar.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: In Home on the Strange, Wynonna rips an arm off one of the zombie mailmen and uses the arm to beat the zombie to death (again).
- Griping About Gremlins: In Home on the Strange, the Cowboys send a pack of hillbilly gremlins to kill Wynonna by sabotaging her plane while it is in flight. Wynonna and Smitty escape by co-opting one of the gremlins and forcing him to use his ability to teleport to get them off the plane.
- Gunship Rescue: In Season Zero, Wynonna and the remains of the Banditos, her old Badass Biker gang, are holed up in Bloody Porch. Outnumbered and outgunned, they are preparing to make a Last Stand against their foe when suddenly Smitty appears on the horizon, flying a helicopter gunship sporting a Hood Hornament, and loaded with Black badge reinforcements. Suddenly the fight gets a lot fairer.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Wynonna, especially during her original 1990s run.
- Hero Stole My Bike: In the 2016 IDW series, Wynonna 'borrows' a vintage Harley from a dealership in a mall when she decides she needs to get to Tombstone in a hurry.
- Historical Character's Fictional Relative: Wynonna is the great-great granddaughter of Wyatt Earp.
- Hood Hornament: In Season Zero #4, Good Ol' Boy Smitty comes flying to the rescue in a helicopter gunship with longhorn steer horns mounted on the front
- Human Resources: The Chupacabra Cartel specializes in harvesting human organs and selling them on the paranormal dark market.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Boone Helm is an immortal, psycho cannibal.
- It Works Better with Bullets: Robidoux does this to Sasha in The Yeti Wars."After I emptied all the ammo from my 'love gun', I made sure to empty all the ammo from the gun you'd stashed."
- Kill It with Fire: In Home on the Strange, Wynonna uses a flamethrower to destroy the Postmonster General and his zombie mailmen.
- Landmarking the Hidden Base: Black Rock, the top-secret containment facility for paranormal threats, is hidden inside Mount Rushmore. In this case, Mount Rushmore was constructed specifically to hide Black Rock.
- Literal Disarming: In Home on the Strange, Wynonna rips an arm off one of the zombie mailmen and uses it to beat him to death (again).
- Low Clearance: In #8, a werewolf standing on the roof of the Black Badges' car gets knocked off when Dolls drives under a low-hanging road sign.
- Mad Scientist: Dr. Billy Joe Robidoux. To quote Wynonna, "He's a southern-fried gumbo of Dr. Josef Mengele, Dr. Frankenstein and runs a real-life version of The Island of Doctor Moreau."
- Moe Greene Special: In a flashback in Season Zero #1, Wynonna jams a beer bottle into the eye of a biker who is hassling her in a bar.
- Mummy Wrap: The mummy hitman Raduk does this to Wynonna.
- Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: Calling Ike Clanton a coward is surefire way to push his Berserk Button.
- Paranormal Investigation: The Black Badges' remit is investigating supernatural crimes.
- Plaguemaster: In #4 of the 2016 series, Wynonna and the Black Badges have to stop a scientist who has given himself the power to transmit a zombie plague through his hands.
- Popcultural Osmosis Failure: In #5 of the 2016 IDW series, Agents Dolls and Valdez come across a pair of of badly dismembered revenants on the road to Tombstone. Dolls attempts to make a joke that fails because Valdez is an ancient Mayan warrior with zero knowledge of pop culture:Valdez: "It appears Earp, the Cowboy, or both have been here."
Dolls: "Yeah. That or a Michael Bay-improvised roadside bomb."
Valdez: "This 'Michael Bay', is he a revenant?"
Dolls: "Sigh... Probably."
- Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain: The best way to destroy chupacabra is to shoot them in the head.
- Roofhopping: In Home on the Strange, US Marshal Holly Day does this when she needs to get from one end of Tombstone to the other without touching the ground.
- Scary Scarecrows: Wynonna fights a demonic wheat scarecrow in "Blood is the Harvest".
- Shoot the Rope: In Season Zero #4, Dolls is strung up on the front of a vehicle by the bad guys who are using him as a bargaining chip. Haught (with a sniper rifle) and Doc (with a revolver) shoot the rope at the same time. It is not clear which one succeeds, but Dolls is cut loose.
- Sinister Scythe: Wielded by the demonic wheat scarecrow in "Blood is the Harvest".
- Southern-Fried Genius: Dr. Billy Bob Robidoux is an evil version of this.
- Tailor-Made Prison: Black Rock is The Alcatraz built to house paranormal criminals. Each cell is specifically designed around the inmate it holds. Immortal cannibal Boone Helm is held in restraints that shackle his arms to the ceiling and his feet to the floor, has a mask affixed over his face, and is kept in a permanently sedated state.
- Technically Living Zombie: In #4 of the IDW series, Wynonna and the rest of the Black Badges have to deal with a mall full of people who have been transformed into zombies by a Plaguemaster.
- X Called; They Want Their Y Back: Waverly attempts this when shooting a squid-creature in Legends #4. She admits that she is not very good at snappy dialogue.Waverly: Hey cephalopod-face! Bic called, their supply chain wants more inventory!... Yeah, I know, but I'm not as good at the quips as you are.