DC has been constantly bringing new things for the readers for the past few years now. With Dark Nights: Metal and Batman: White Knight turning out to be a success, DC is once again bringing their best creators for a new project, DC Black Label.
The best creators will come together to bring the standalone stories of DC’s finest, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. While little is known about the comics as of now, everyone is hoping that they turn out to be like Watchmen and other amazing graphic novels from the comic publisher.
The first book in Black Label will be Superman: Year one by Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr., as announced. The book will cover the initial days of Man of Steel’s story. Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One is still considered one of the greatest graphic novels by DC and if Miller’s Superman: Year One is anything close to that, then fans are in for a treat. Here is the official synopsis:
A groundbreaking, definitive treatment of Superman’s classic origin story in honor of his 80th anniversary. This story details new revelations that reframe the Man of Steel’s most famous milestones—from Kal-El’s frantic exile from Krypton, to Clark Kent’s childhood in Kansas, to his inevitable rise to become the most powerful and inspiring superhero of all time.
But that’s not all. DC has not forgotten about the Batman fanboys. Dark Nights: Metal creators Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will work together on Batman: Last Knight On Earth. Batman wakes up in future where the villains have won and his partner is Joker’s hear contained in a jar. Again, that’s not all for the Dark Knight fans.
Batman wakes up in a desert. He doesn’t know what year it is or how The Joker’s head is alive in a jar beside him, but it’s the beginning of a quest unlike anything the Dark Knight has undertaken before. In this strange future, villains are triumphant and society has liberated itself from the burden of ethical codes. Fighting to survive while in search of answers, Bruce Wayne uncovers the truth about his role in this new world—and begins the last Batman story ever told.
Another story by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, Batman: Damned will be a part of Black Label. Anyone who is a fan of Batman’s arch-nemesis, The Joker is familiar with these two names. This comic will team Batman with none other than John Constantine. Here is the official synopsis:
BATMAN: DAMNED from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, the creative team behind JOKER On a deserted Gotham City bridge, a body is found. Whispers spread the news: Joker is dead. But is this a dream come true or a nightmare being born? Now Batman and DC’s outlaw magician John Constantine must hunt the truth through a Gotham City hellscape. The city’s supernatural recesses are laced with hints about a killer’s identity, but the Dark Knight’s descent into horror will test his sanity and the limits of rationality, as he must face a horror that doesn’t wear a mask.
Now coming to Wonder Woman, Greg Rucka will work on Wonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter. Here is the official synopsis :
Wonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter (working title) from Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, BATWOMAN) It’s been 20 years since the world stopped looking to the skies for hope, help, and inspiration. Now the world keeps its eyes down, and the powers that have risen have every intention of keeping things that way. Amongst a scattered, broken resistance, a young woman seeks to reclaim what has been forgotten, and on the way will learn the truth about herself, her heritage, and her destiny.
Kelly sue DeConnick will also bring her Wonder Woman story to Black Label with Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons. Here is the official synopsis:
A Homeric epic of the lost history of the Amazons and Queen Hippolyta’s rise to power. Featuring monsters and myths, this three-book saga spans history from the creation of the Amazons to the moment Steve Trevor washes up on the shores of Paradise Island, changing our world forever.
Lastly, THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE from John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, THE AMERICAN WAY). Here is the offficial synopsis:
A compelling literary series analyzing iconic DC moments and charting sociopolitical gains through the perspectives of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups, including John Stewart, Extraño, Vixen, Supergirl, Katana and Rene Montoya, among others. At its core, the story focuses on the lives of those behind the costumes, and their endeavors to overcome real-world issues. It isn’t about saving the world, it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are.