Tom Taylor may be the busiest person at DC Comics these days. Apparently, Nightwing, Superman: Son of Kal-El and Batman: The Detective aren’t enough for him. After days of hinting at another big DC Comics series, Taylor finally made good on the teas. “Dark Knights of Steel,” which he said, “is for the fans of Game of Thrones,” is his newest project.
Yasmine Putri will be the artist on the 12-issue series that will give new origins to the likes of Batman, Superman, Harley Quinn, Black Lightning and John Constantine. DC Comics characters meet high fantasy soon — the start of the series has yet to be announced.
“I’ve spent the last two years creating a new epic fantasy universe for DC Comics, and Dark Knights of Steel is an absolute dream come true,” Taylor said about the series, per Entertainment Weekly. “Despite being the writer of the DC horror series, DCeased, I’m actually a huge a fantasy fan. Combining two of my favorite things, DC superheroes and high fantasy, is my absolute happy place. I grew up reading Lord of the Rings alongside Superman. Terry Pratchett alongside Garth Ennis. Robin Hobb and Mark Waid. Dragonlance and Justice League. Now I get to bring all this together with the incredible Yasmine Putri, in the biggest story I could imagine. A tale of war and love, of despair and hope, of betrayal and improbable alliances forged in battle.
“… (this series) is for the fans of shows like Game of Thrones and Critical Role. This is for the kids who took dice to school, who chose their own adventure, and dreamed of flying in a cape.”
But this isn’t all DC Comics has in the works.
Double-DOse of ROBIN
DC has a pair of Robin-related series on the way. First, there’s “Robin & Batman,” a three-issue miniseries by Jeff Lemire and Dusitn Nguyen. The Eisner-winning team will explore the beginning of Dick Grayson’s crime-fighting career with this series, which starts on November 9.
“The world’s first sidekick is just starting out at the side of Batman, struggling to find his own path from personal tragedy to being a Super Hero. It’s an intimate look at the first growing-pains of one of the legends of Gotham City in this gorgeous, 40-page prestige format title.”
Then we have a six-issue “Robins” series written by Tim Seeley and features the artwork for Baldemar Rivas. This series “peels back the domino mask on the realities and costs of being a Robin,” per DC Comics. “Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damian Wayne come together in the world’s most specific support group to finally talk about whether being a Robin was a good idea… but they can’t even do that without being ambushed. As an unknown assailant claims to have been the first Robin, the flock of Robins must figure out who she is, and what it means to be a Robin.”
The first issue hits shelves on November 16 but will be available to DC Universe Infinite subscribers on October 26.
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