While there are quite a few publishers who have been shying away from the horror genre of late, publisher DC Comics is continuing to lead the charge towards the darker side of the industry. Case in point: todays announcement that the publisher will be releasing a handful of new titles this Fall, which includes such characters as “SWAMP THING”, “FRANKENSTEIN”, and even the “JUSTICE LEAGUE”! The titles will carry with them a glut of talent on the creative end from such creators as Scott Snyder (“AMERICAN VAMPIRE”), Jeff Lemire (“SWEET TOOTH”), and more! Inside you can get all the details, the cover art, and even a partridge in a pear tree. (That last part may or may not be true) Read on for the skinny…
“SWAMP THING” Issue #1
WRITTEN BY: Scott Snyder
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Yannick Paquette
“DC Comics embraces its dark side. On the 40th anniversary of the character’s creation, the New York Times bestselling writer of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, teams up with Yannick Paquette (BATMAN, INCORPORATED) to bring horror back to the DC Universe in SWAMP THING #1. For years, one man served against his will as the avatar of nature. And while he may have been freed of the monster, he’s about to learn the monster will never truly let go of him.”
“JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK” Issue #1
WRITTEN BY: Peter Milligan
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Mikel Janin
“John Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man and Madame Xanadu are Justice League Dark, a band of supernatural heroes united to stop the dark things the rest of the DCU does not see in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1, by Peter Milligan and artist Mikel Janin.”
“ANIMAL MAN” Issue #1
WRITTEN BY: Jeff Lemire
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Travel Foreman
“Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in ANIMAL MAN #1, the start of a dramatic new series by acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire and artists Travel Foreman and Dan Green.”
“DEMON KNIGHTS” Issue #1
WRITTEN BY: Paul Cornell
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Diogenes Neves And Oclair Albert
“Set in the Middle Ages, the Demon leads an unlikely team to defend civilization and preserve the last vestiges of Camelot against the tide of history. Critically-acclaimed writer Paul Cornell and artists Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert combine sorcery, swords and superheroes in DEMON KNIGHTS #1.”
“FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF SHADE” Issue #1
WRITTEN BY: Jeff Lemire
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Alberto Ponticelli
“Frankenstein and his network of strange beings work for an even stranger government organization: The Super Human Advanced Defense Executive. It’s the breakout hero of Seven Soldiers as you’ve never seen him before in FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF SHADE #1, the first issue of a dark new series from acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, The Nobody) and artist Alberto Ponticelli.”
“JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST” Issue #1
WRITTEN BY: Fernando Dagnino
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
“A cult favorite character returns in a new series written by his classic creative team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Joining them is JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST artist Fernando Dagnino. RESURRECTION MAN #1 is the story of a hero who wakes up with new powers each time he’s killed.”
“I, VAMPIRE” Issue #1
“Vampires threaten to bring ruin to the DC Universe in I, VAMPIRE #1 by rising star Josh Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino. Tortured by his centuries-old love for the Queen of the Damnned, Andrew Bennett must save humanity from the violent uprising of his fellow vampires, even if it means exterminating his own kind.”
“VOODOO” Issue #1
WRITTEN BY: Ron Marz
ILLUSTRATIONS: Sami Basri
“Priscilla Kitaen has just found out she’s a monster. A half-alien hybrid, the woman known as Voodoo must confront the secrets of her past to make sense of the nightmare her life has suddenly become. VOODOO #1 will be written by Ron Marz with art by Sami Basri.”
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