DC Comics' August 2018 solicits have revealed the Rebirth debut of a classic DC character.
In the pages of Damage #8, Ethan Avery finds help from an unexpected source: Unknown Soldier. The expert warfighter's first appearance during the DC Rebirth era has him aid Ethan while the titular hero is recuperating in a hospital, still unable to transform into Damage until he recharges his powers. With a hospital of innocent patients in the crossfire and the military on his heels, Ethan will have to rely on his newfound ally if he hopes to maintain his freedom.
The full solicitation information for upcoming issue is below:
Art by DIOGENES NEVES and TREVOR SCOTT
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Laid up in a hospital recuperating till he can become Damage again, Ethan Avery gets help from a surprising source: the Unknown Soldier, master of covert warfare! The Soldier helps Ethan evade Colonel Jonas and her military ops team until his powers recharge, but time’s running out—not just for Ethan, but for the other patients as well.
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Unknown Soldier was created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Joe Kubert for Our Army at War #168 in 1966. Initially depicted as a supporting character for Sgt. Rock, the original Unknown Soldier was a disfigured World War II soldier with his face wrapped heavily in bandages who eventually became a wartime master of disguise.
After receiving his own solo title running from Star Spangled War Comics #151 through #204, the character later starred in two separate Vertigo series. Most recently, a new incarnation of Unknown Soldier was seen during the New 52 era, appointed as the leader of the Suicide Squad by Amanda Waller.
Damage #8 will be available for purchase on Aug. 15.