Dark Matter is coming to DC Comics, and when it arrives, readers will experience a new side of the DC Universe. Today, the publisher has released cover art for the first three titles of the line, along with the full solicitation text for Damage, The Silencer and The Immortal Men.
The line of artist-driven titles was announced during last summer's Comic-Con International in San Diego. “‘Dark Matter’ is a return to bringing both the writer and artist to the fore to unlock their full potential,” Co-Publisher (and “Immortal Men” artist) Jim Lee said at the time. “At the talent summit we discussed what was missing in comics and how we could create something that’s new for this generation of fans. The result was ‘Dark Matter.’ You’ll see bombastic action scenes and a visual narrative driven by the artist. This approach has energized the creators involved, myself included, and we’re going to have a lot of fun with these books.”
Check out the cover art and solicitation text for all three Dark Matter titles, below.
THE IMMORTAL MEN #1
- Written by JAMES TYNION IV
- Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
- “THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years—but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope—an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival—but will Conquest get to him first?
- On sale DECEMBER 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+
- Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
- Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and DANNY MIKI
- Ethan “Elvis” Avery just wanted to serve his country. Instead, he’s been changed into a monster!
- Tasked as the government’s own living, breathing, ticking time bomb, Ethan retains no control when the monster takes over. Cheaper than a nuclear warhead and twice as effective, Ethan fights to rein in the damage he unleashes when the beast inside him springs free for one hour a day. With everyone around him in danger, Ethan struggles to contain the DAMAGE he inflicts on the DC Universe.
- On sale DECEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+
THE SILENCER #1
- Written by DAN ABNETT
- Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and SANDRA HOPE
- “CODE OF HONOR” part one! She’s one of the DC Universe’s deadliest assassins…and you’ve never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was. After decades as Leviathan’s chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get out with her skin intact. Now she lives a normal life with a normal family in a normal house on a normal street. But the past has come back to haunt her in the form of her old employer and a deadly new mission...and Talia Al Ghul won’t take no for an answer.
- Advance solicited • On sale JANUARY 10 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+