Introducing DC Black Label

12 Mar 2018 - By TW Staff

Last Week, DC launched a new publishing imprint, DC Black Label, to bring edgy and provocative standalone stories to comics legends Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

The new imprint gives premier talent—like Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Brian Azzarello, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Greg Rucka and John Ridley—the opportunity to expand upon the canon of DC’s iconic Super Hero characters with one-off stories outside the current DC Universe continuity.

"Many of our perennially best-selling, critically acclaimed books were produced when we unleashed our top talent on standalone, often out-of-continuity projects featuring our most iconic characters, a prime example being Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns,” said publisher Jim Lee in the official announcement. “Creating DC Black Label doubles down on our commitment to working with all-star talent and trusting them to tell epic, moving stories that only they can tell with the highest levels of creative freedom."

DC Black Label makes its publishing debut with the previously announced Superman: Year One saga from legendary author Frank Miller and artist John Romita Jr. The three-part prestige series hits shelves August 2018.

Other titles coming from DC Black Label include:

  • Batman: Last Knight on Earth from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, the creative team behind Dark Knights: Metal
  • Batman: Damned from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, the creative team behind Joker
  • Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons from Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet) and Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis)
  • Wonder Woman: Diana's Daughter (working title) from Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Batwoman)
  • The Other History of the DC Universe from John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, The American Way)

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