Academy Award-profitable author John Ridley and artists Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi’s 5-problem DC Black Label limited collection The Other Background of the DC Universe concludes July 27 and the publisher has produced very first glimpse preview web pages of the concern.
The status format collection – which mixes sequential comedian e book art with prose creating – examines the heritage of the DC Universe by way of the eyes of “superheroes outside the prevailing tradition, and versus the backdrop of actual-planet functions,” according to DC, with the fifth and final concern concentrating on Anissa Piece, AKA Thunder, AKA Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning’s daughter.
Anissa’s story serves as some thing of a bookend to the sequence, as the initial issue focuses on Black Lightning and his journey from an Olympic gold medalist, instructor, community activist, and then lastly to a superhero.
“Being a superhero runs in Anissa Pierce’s household,” reads DC’s description of the ultimate challenge. “It’s been a element of her lifestyle in 1 way or a further because her father, Jefferson Pierce, first commenced to struggle criminal offense as Black Lightning. Regardless of what her parents explain to her, even with what the entire world tells her, Anissa appreciates that she has the similar calling as her father. But as Anissa takes on the mantle of Thunder, she should grapple with a incredibly different planet than the a person that her father first patrolled.”
Supplied its incorporation of true-entire world events, The Other Historical past of the DC Universe approaches DC historical past extremely substantially in tune with the publisher’s new more passive tactic to continuity – i.e. the tale currently being informed is far more vital than a capture-all canonical timeline that involves in-story explanation.
In The Other History of the DC Universe #1, Jefferson is depicted as an Olympic athlete (at minimum in his early 20s) at the true-planet 1972 Munich video games, which would make him a male in his 70s these days. DC heroes like Surprise Woman, Superman, Batman, are also depicted as staying energetic in Pierce’s early submit-Olympic days.
Verify out the initial glance preview illustrations or photos of The Other Background of the DC Universe #5 in our gallery down below, alongside with the deal with by Camuncoli with artist Marco Mastrazzo and a variant deal with by Jamal Campbell.
The overall series will be gathered in a The Other Record of the DC Universe hardcover on November 9.
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