John Ridley Takes On ‘The Other History of the DC Universe’

by Joshua Raynor
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12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley will write The Other History of the DC Universe, which, in DC’s words, “will analyze iconic DC moments and chart sociopolitical gains through the perspectives of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups.”

The series will feature characters ranging from John Stewart, Vixen, Supergirl, and Katana, to lesser known characters such as Renee Montoya and Extraño of the Global Guardians.

The Other History of the DC Universe isn’t about saving the world, it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are,” reads DC’s announcement.

“I could not be more excited by the opportunity to excavate the canon of the DC Universe through a vast array of characters who’ve earned their seat at the table,” said Ridley in a statement.  “I’m very impressed with DC’s commitment to making their history as reverent and urgent as it is engaging and entertaining for all its many fans.”

Ridley’s previous comic book work includes The Authority: Human on the Inside, The Razor’s Edge: Warblade, and his creator-owned series The American Way, which tackles similar aspects of superhero history through the perspectives of people of color.

No artist or release date for the series has been announced.

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