John Ridley's Other History of the DC Universe Delayed Indefinitely

After being pushed back once already, John Ridley's The Other History of the DC Universe has now been delayed indefinitely.

DC informed retailers that all orders for the first issue of the miniseries have been canceled. The issue was initially supposed to debut in the winter of 2018 before being delayed until Jan. 2019. However, now the issue has reportedly been canceled, according to Newsarama, although DC has said it will be re-solicited at a future date.

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The Other History of the DC Universe was slated to be a part of the DC Black Label imprint and written by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave John Ridley. The anthology series would have recruited a different artist each issue to explore various iconic moments in the history of the DCU, all from the perspective of heroes representing different disenfranchised groups. The first issue would have centered on the origins of Black Lightning, with future issues tackling Karen and Mal Duncan, Katana and Renee Montoya.

The Black Label imprint, which is designed to give creators more freedom to explore mature themes, garnered controversy earlier this year when the first issue of Batman: Damned featured a nude scene involving Bruce Wayne. Speculation about the future of the imprint has hovered ever since, which may have played a role in the apparent fate of The Other History of the DC Universe.

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