Comic-Con International is in full swing in San Diego, where Batman writer Tom King revealed a sneak peek at a large-scale poster that gives fans a taste of what to expect from DC Comics' Dark Matter line.
Longtime readers are certain to recognize many of the faces, which include Plastic Man, Mister Terrific, Metamorpho and the Challengers of the Unknown, alongside such new characters as Sideways, Damage, The Silencer and the Immortal Men.
Dark Matter poster. (Don't tell DC I posted this.) pic.twitter.com/Z2oBibfeoc
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) July 19, 2017
Kicking off with Dark Nights: Metal, DC's Dark Matter line will consist of five additional titles: The Silencer by Dan Abnett and John Romita Jr.; Sideways by Dan DiDio, Justin Jordan and Kenneth Rocafort; Immortal Men by James Tynion IV and Jim Lee; Damage by Robert Venditti and Tony S. Daniel; and New Challengers by Scott Snyder and Andy Kubert.
“What excites me most is that this series of books takes full advantage of the talent and vision of the creative team,” DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio said back in April. “Comics are a visual medium and with these titles, the artists are working hand in hand with the writers in shaping the look and direction of their characters. In reaffirming the craft of making comics, we’ve brought together a master class of talent, led by Greg Capullo, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr., to help set the style, tone and visual direction for these books. With these four industry giants taking the lead, I feel we can bring the power and energy expected from superhero storytelling back to the page.”
“Dark Matter is a return to bringing both the writer and artist to the fore to unlock their full potential,” said Co-Publisher and Immortal Men artist Jim Lee. “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.”
DC's Dark Matter line officially kicks off with Dark Nights: Metal #1, which hits stands Aug. 16. Expect more information to revealed this weekend at Comic-Con International.