DC Launches New Creator-Driven BLACK LABEL Line With MILLER, DeCONNICK, SNYDER, More

DC Black Label
Credit: Lee Bermejo (DC Entertainment)
Credit: Phil Jimenez (DC Entertainment)

DC Entertainment is launching a new imprint with high-profile creators doing original, out-of-continuity stories with its biggest characters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Led by former Batman group editor Mark Doyle, the DC Black Label imprint will is including previously-announced stories as well as some new projects as well.

“Many of our perennially best-selling, critically acclaimed books were produced when we unleashed our top talent on standalone, often out-of-continuity projects featuring our most iconic characters, a prime example being Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns,” said DC co-publisher Jim Lee.

“Creating DC Black Label doubles down on our commitment to working with all-star talent and trusting them to tell epic, moving stories that only they can tell with the highest levels of creative freedom.”

Credit: Frank Miller (DC Entertainment)

DC Black Label is scheduled to launch in August with the three-issue Superman: Year One by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr..

Other planned titles include: Batman: Damned by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo; Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez; Batman: Last Knight on Earth by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (Previously announced with Sean Murphy illustrating); Wonder Woman: Diana's Daughter by Greg Rucka and an artist to be announced; and The Other History of the DC Universe by John Ridley and an artist to be announced.

Full descriptions on each are here.

According to THR, the creators themselves are deciding on the format and schedule of each of their projects

“All of these creators are masters of their craft," said Doyle. "I’m psyched to be working on a Wonder Woman story with Kelly Sue and Phil, helping to bring John’s vision of The Other History of the DC Universe to life and reuniting with some of the greatest Batman talents in the industry.”

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