A grab-bag of new projects for the coming months were announced by DC Comics Saturday morning at Wizard World: Los Angeles, including the return of Majestic, big news for “Astro City” fans and the first new “Elfquest” story in years.
Big things are ahead for Superman, Metropolis, and big strong guys with capes in general late this summer and early next fall.
“Lex Luthor: Man of Steel” is a six issue miniseries focussing on Superman’s arch-enemy, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bremejo.
The Vigilante and Question both receive their own miniseries. Micah Ian Wright and Carlos D’Anda introduce a new Vigilante to Metropolis, in a six issue series starting in August. One month later, Rick Veitch and Tommy Lee Edwards relocate crusading journalist Vic Sage to Metropolis in “The Question,” a six issue series starting in September.
Dan Didio, DC’s Vice-President of Editorial, said the miniseries was a response to Majestic’s first foray into the DCU, by the same creative team: “We were absolutely surprised by the response we got.” The series will continue to explore the friction between the “Wildstorm sensibility and the DC sensibility.”
Judd Winick and Dustin Nguyen wrap up “As the Crow Flies” this July in “Batman” #630. Winick also promises some serious shake-ups later this year: “I promise there will be a really big change for one of our characters. You know how people always say that? It really, really will happen.”
DC promises that “100 Bullets” #50 this July will answer some of the mysteries in the series, which is scheduled to run for another 50 issues.
Finally, Wendy and Richard Pini create the first new Elfquest work in years, in July’s “The Searcher and the Sword,” a 96 page hardcover graphic novel, in which the adopted human daughter of Cutter and Leetah seeks to unite elves and humans.