DC set to announce a new anthology series with an old name.
Wired's Uncle Geek blog is reporting that DC is set to launch a new anthology series in July. Titled National Comics (DC's original name), it will feature done-in-one stories starring lesser-known characters such as Looker, Rose and Thorn and Madame Xanadu.
Issue #1 will feature Eternity (seemingly an update of Kid Eternity), and will be written by Jeff LeMire and illustrated by Cully Hamner.
More news as it becomes available.
UPDATE: DC have announced the following creative teams and solicitation copy for the first four issues of National Comics:
ETERNITY, written by Eisner Award nominee Jeff Lemire with artwork by Cully Hamner, tells the story of police coroner Christopher Freeman. Given a second chance at life, Freeman discovers the ability to resurrect the dead. Now this clumsy wannabe detective partners with the recently deceased to find their murderers—and find them closure before they once again shuffle off this mortal coil.
MADAME X, written by Rob Williams with artist Trevor Hairsine and a cover by Fiona Staples, starts off with a clear vision of who did it — but the real challenge is trying to prove it. As an upstart law firm's psychic consultant, MADAME X uses tarot cards to divine the truth behind cases, helping skeptical lawyers gather evidence that will hold up in court.
ROSE AND THORN, written by Tom Taylor with artwork by Neil Googe and a cover by Ryan Sook, is a Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde story about Rose Canton, a good girl with a very bad side: Thorn, an ass-kicking femme fatale out for revenge.
LOOKER, written by Ian Edington with art by Mike S. Miller and a cover by Guillem March, tells the story of Emily Briggs, a model who loved looking at herself in the mirror—until the day she couldn't. Turned into a vampire, LOOKER prowls the dark underbelly of NYC's elite modeling world, hunting all predators, including the creature that spawned her.
National Comics #1 ships July 25th with a $3.99 cover price.
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