This fall, legendary writer-artist Neal Adams will helm a new series starring Deadman, a supernatural character he helped popularize in the late 1960s. According to DC All Access' announcement, the new series will also feature Batman, Zatanna and Doctor Fate, as well as a glow-in-the-dark cover for the first issue.
"Deadman is back with the new series that hunts down the truth behind Boston Brand’s assassination, with the help of Batman, Zatanna and Doctor Fate," co-host Whitney Moore announced. "Neal Adams, the writer and artist who turned Deadman into an immortal icon, is covering the story and the art. Plus, the book comes with a special glow-in-the-dark cover."
Created by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino, Deadman first appeared in Strange Adventures #205. While Adams didn't contribute to that issue, he worked as the penciller -- and sometimes as a writer -- until the end of Deadman's first story in Strange Adventures #216. That arc saw the character searching for the truth behind his murder, which is the focus of the new story as well. Now, with the World's Greatest Detective helping him, he's sure to find some clues that lead him in the right direction.
The announcement did not specify a title or length for the series. The comic is expected scheduled for release on Nov. 1 -- cover (which will glow in the dark!) and solicitation text follow:
Written by NEAL ADAMS
Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS
“Journey into Death” part one! When we last left Deadman, the true story had barely begun! Deadman’s death was unsolved, and his fate was intertwined with that of his parents and siblings. Even the Dark Night Detective couldn’t solve the mysteries of Boston Brand’s fantastic secrets! Now, Batman is back, confronting Deadman about who was really behind his death. Was Boston Brand’s assassination a test for the League of Assassins? Why does Batman think Ra’s al Ghul was involved? And why does Deadman need the help of Zatanna, Phantom Stranger, Dr. Fate and the Spectre to defend Nanda Parbat?
ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale NOVEMBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK COVER: $4.99 US • NON-GLOW-IN-THE-DARK COVER: $3.99 • RATED T+