Event Leviathan promises to wreak havoc and have lasting ramifications across the entire DC Universe. The criminal group known as Leviathan will dismantle S.H.A.D.E. the organization which used monsters to stop evil monsters.
With S.H.A.D.E gone that leaves Frankenstein without orders and on his own. Therefore, Frankenstein decides it is time for a more personal mission. He intends to hunt down the one evil that slipped through his fingers: his mentor, Melmoth.
DC Comics have announced that writer Steve Orlando and artist Amancay Nahuelpan will take Frankenstein on his journey to find a team capable of helping him with his mission in the new title Gotham City Monsters.
The official description is:
Leviathan has dismantled S.H.A.D.E.—and that means Frankenstein is once again a free agent! Now he can set his sights on his former mentor, Melmoth, the one evil that got away. With bad things happening all across the Multiverse, this may be Frankenstein’s last shot at setting things right. Of course, Melmoth has his own agenda, and it’s going to take more than a lone monster to take him down. So Frankenstein heads to Gotham City in search of allies and recruits Killer Croc, Lady Clayface, Orca and vampire Andrew Bennett. But will even these dread creatures be enough to save humanity before the entire cosmos collapses in on itself?
Steve Orlando spoke recently about why he chose the characters he did for the series:
The relationships and the tension they bring to the table. These are people who all want revenge after our first issue, but that doesn’t mean they all want it the same way, or will all want to help each other get it. As well, they’re all people who are looking to solidify their identities and affirm themselves in spite of what people outside Monster Town may think of them judged off their appearance. Saving Gotham City, Earth, and the Multiverse…that might be a good start.
Gotham City Monsters #1 is set for release on September 11th, 2019. It will feature a main cover by Philip Tan (below) and a variant cover by Frank Cho.