DC Comics Pairs Up New Talents with Veterans for DARK MATTER Imprint
With their superhero books secured once more thanks to the DC Rebirth program, DC Comics is once again looking to take a crack at new concepts and new territory with the release of their DARK MATTER imprint. This imprint was revealed this week at C2E2.
One of the cool things about Dark Matter is that it stems from the upcoming event book Dark Nights: Metal which will reunite Batman creative team of Greg Capullo and Scott Snyder.
OK, I might be making a sweeping assumption and it could actually be really a wave of new books but the cool thing here is that they are trying to tap into different genres of comicbook storytelling. Which you got to tip your hat to because Marvel’s generally releasing sub-par stuff as of late.
Anyway, before my opinions get the better of me, we’ll be expecting a total of six new books done by a team-up of some of the best comic book vets together with some of the hottest talents in DC’s corner. Check out the books plus the creative team and talents below:
Sideways by writers Dan Didio & Justin Jordan and artist Kenneth Rocafort (September), following “a teleporting teenager changed by the events of [Dark Nights: Metal]”.
The Silencer by Dan Abnett with art by John Romita Jr. This book follows an assassin who moves to the suburbs for a normal life. Romita Jr. described the book as John Wick without the tragedy.
Immortal Men by writer James Tynion IV and artist Jim Lee (October), “a story about five immortal siblings who “operate from the shadows, recruiting the elite against the foes who seek to bring about Armageddon.”
New Challengers by Scott Snyder and Andy Kubert. An adventure book in the vein of the classic DC series Challengers of the Unknown.
Damage by writer Robert Venditti and artist Tony S. Daniel (October) “in which army recruit Ethan Avery is granted the power “to unleash an unstoppable monster for one hour at a time.”
These books will also operate in the DC universe and will have the cover price of $3. No variant covers for these titles as well.
I’m a casual fan of Jack Kirby and his works and if they brand this as something that was made in the vein of Kirby stuff like “Kamandi” and “New Gods”.