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DC Announces Another Imprint To Be Heavily-Delayed, Black Label

Written by Tim Midura on Thursday, March 08 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

DC Announces Another Imprint To Be Heavily-Delayed, Black Label

The "All-Star" creators get to dictate their own schedule so assume they'll never be released.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

DC Comics can't get enough of their imprints lately. Their latest imprint is Black Label, a creator-driven initiative rather than DC's main line of comics which is executive and committee-driven instead. Black Label will see DC's "top talent" (a registered DC trademark for anyone working on their books) doing their own unobstructed takes on characters.

DC Entertainment co-publisher/cat Jim Lee said,

"Many of our perennially best-selling, critically acclaimed books were produced when we unleashed our top talent on standalone, often out-of-continuity projects featuring our most iconic characters, a prime example being Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns."

Lee's example is no coincidence as Frank "The Tank" Miller is back with his first full Superman project, Superman: Year One, with John Romita Jr. on art.

Other Black Label projects include:

  • Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo on Batman: Damned
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez on Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons
  • John Ridley's The Other History of the DC Universe
  • Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo on Batman: Last Knight on Earth
  • Greg Rucka on Wonder Woman: Diana's Daughter

DeConnick and Ridley are the only new creators to DC so far, while everyone is seemingly proceeding with business as usual on characters they've already worked on.

The other big difference for the imprint is that the creators get to decide their own format and release dates, so expect a lot of delays time in between issues.

Black Label is set to launch in August with the first of three issues of Superman: Year One. Expect the other two issues never.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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