DC has announced that Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley will write a miniseries that re-examines the history of DC Comics.
The Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a Slave will pen a miniseries titled The Other History of the DC Universe that explores key events in DC Comics history from the perspective of heroes from minority and/or marginalized groups. The main cast of characters will include Green Lantern John Stewart, Extraño, Vixen, Supergirl, Katana and Renee Montoya. DC’s press release states that the series will “analyze iconic DC moments and chart sociopolitical gains through the perspectives of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups.”
John Ridley made the following statement:
“I could not be more excited by the opportunity to excavate the canon of the DC Universe through a vast array of characters who’ve earned their seat at the table. I’m very impressed with DC’s commitment to making their history as reverent and urgent as it is engaging and entertaining for all its many fans.”
Ridley will discuss the miniseries on the “DC In D.C.” panel titled “The Many Shades of Heroism: DC Heroes Through the African-American Lens.” The panel is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 13, at 11:00 a.m. ET.
An artist for the miniseries has yet to be announced.
The Other History of the DC Universe is currently scheduled to launch in winter 2018.
10 Best Marvel & DC Comics of 2017
The 2017 box office was dominated by movies based on comics like Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Logan. Awards season is right around the corner and last year’s movies will be be competing for Oscars and Golden Globes soon enough. But, the amazing comic books from last year won’t formally be recognized until July when the Eisner Awards take place at San Diego Comic-Con.
There were some amazing books released this past year, by both large and small publishers, but the big two released a solid lineup of great comics. With DC Rebirth continuing to go strong and Marvel seguing over to Legacy after last year’s disappointing Secret Empire event, the comic book landscape seems to be moving in the right direction. If 2017 was this good for comics, 2018 is only going to be better as new writers and artists start getting their hands on everyone’s favorite characters.
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