Michael Cray - better known to WildStorm fans as Deathblow - is getting his own 12-issue maxiseries spinning out of The Wild Storm. The Wild Storm: Michael Cray will be written by Bryan Edward Hill, though The Wild Storm writer Warren Ellis will offer "contributions" to the story. The series will feature art from N. Steven Harris and Dexter Vines.
Oddly, the solicitation for the series mentions Oliver Queen - A.K.A. the Green Arrow - as one of Cray's first targets as a hitman in the series. This is the first direct connection between the mainstream DC Universe and The Wild Storm. Other versions of WildStorm characters, such as Grifter, Voodoo, and Fairchild have previously appeared as part of the mainstream DCU.
The Wild Storm: Michael Cray #1 is due out on shelves October 11. Here's the full solicitation:
THE WILD STORM: MICHAEL CRAY #1
Written by BRYAN HILL with WARREN ELLIS
Art by N. STEVE HARRIS and DEXTER VINES
Warren Ellis’ critically acclaimed relaunch of WildStorm gets its first solo spinoff series! Michael Cray, professional assassin, has been betrayed by International Operations and has an alien life-form in his head that’s either killing him, transforming him, or both. The only thing that can bring sense to his life is for him to do what he does best: kill the wrong people for the right reasons. But Michael needs support and resources to hit back against I.O., and he gets them in exchange for working with Trelane, taking out her targets, his way. First up? A sociopathic silicon-valley billionaire by the name of Oliver Queen!