DC fans have a lot of history to look back on with over 86 years of storytelling, but award-winning screenwriter and comic scribe John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Guerrilla, American Crime, The American Way) will take a different look at major events from the DC Universe in November’s The Other History of the DC Universe.
The five-issue Black Label miniseries will be released on November 24, and Ridley will be joined by artists Giuseppe “Cammo” Camuncoli, Andrea Cucchi, and colorist José Villarrubia.
Ridley saw The Other History of the DC Universe as a way to “…spotlight(s) heroes who operate outside the prevailing culture. Considering the events of the last few months, I don’t think there has been a more urgent need to see the world through a variety of lenses and perspectives. I am deeply appreciative of DC, Cammo, and Andrea, and to all the artisans who have literally put years of work into these stories.”
The series will explore iconic moments from DC history through the eyes of heroes such as Jefferson Pierce, a.k.a. Black Lightning; his daughter Anissa, also known as Thunder; Mal Duncan (Herald) and his wife, Karen Beecher (Bumblebee); Renee Montoya (the Question); and Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana).
The Other History of the DC Universe will ship bimonthly and is intended for mature audiences over the age of 17.
Stay tuned for a full review of issue one of the new series on November 24.