Details Emerge Regarding DC’s Upcoming Book “The Other History Of The DC Universe”

by Joseph Marcas
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Preview World just released some new information regarding a new title from DC that will focus on characters that have been previously overlooked. The series will be written by Academy Award winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, Let It Fall).

It should come as no surprise that the DC Universe has experience some epic moments throughout its 80 plus year history that will live on forever in the hearts and minds of comic book readers everywhere. However during these epic moments, what else was going on in the universe and in the lives of some the lesser known DC heroes?

To answer that question, DC Comics is looking to produce a new title that will seek to answer that question and others as way of fleshing out the universe even more. Early next year, DC will release The Other History of The DC Universe and is promising to really try to show readers something new. Check out this post from DC’s website on the title:

“…a largely prose-driven series that will be supplemented with breathtaking illustrations by a rotating team of star artists. The Other History of the DC Universe will look at notable events from DC Universe history through a different perspective, telling the equally vital stories of heroes who have been there throughout the DCU’s past, but come from different disenfranchised groups.”

So far, we know that the title will be published under the new DC Black Label that is looking to offer readers more mature and thought-provoking material to really dive into. To help bring this book to life, Ridley will be working with a varying cadre of artists but will begin by having Black Lightning in the first issue illustrated by Alex Dos Dias.

For more information, check out the press release from the magazine below:


Written by JOHN RIDLEY
Art and cover by ALEX DOS DIAZ

Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) examines the mythology of the DC Universe in this compelling new miniseries that reframes iconic moments of DC history and charts a previously unexplored sociopolitical thread as seen through the prism of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups.

This unique new series presents its story as prose by Ridley married with beautifully realized color illustrations from a selection of exciting illustrators and comics artists. Alex Dos Diaz provides art for #1, which follows the story of Jefferson Pierce, the man who will one day become Black Lightning, as he makes his way from being a young track star to a teacher and, ultimately, to his role as a hero.

Future issues focus on characters such as Karen and Mal Duncan, Tatsu Yamashiro and Renee Montoya.

Extensively researched and masterfully executed, THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE promises to be an experience unlike any other. You may think you know the history of the DC Universe…but the truth is far more complex. 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.

ON SALE 01.30.19
$7.99 US | 1 of 5 | 64 PAGES
APPROX. 8.5” x 10.875”

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