Gotham City Monsters
Credit: Philip Tan (DC)
Credit: Philip Tan (DC)

DC's Frankenstein is barrelling out of the current Event Leviathan series and into his own team book this September called Gotham City Monsters. First reported by HorrorDNA, Gotham City Monsters will by written by Steve Orlando and drawn by Amancay Naheulpan. DC has not specified if this is an ongoing or limited series.

"Leviathan has dismantled S.H.A.D.E.—and that means Frankenstein is once again a free agent! Now he can set his sights on his former mentor, Melmoth, the one evil that got away," reads DC's solicitation. "With bad things happening all across the Multiverse, this may be Frankenstein’s last shot at setting things right. Of course, Melmoth has his own agenda, and it’s going to take more than a lone monster to take him down.

"So Frankenstein heads to Gotham City in search of allies and recruits Killer Croc, Lady Clayface, Orca and vampire Andrew Bennett," Gotham City Monsters #1's solicitation reads. "But will even these dread creatures be enough to save humanity before the entire cosmos collapses in on itself?"

So how does Frankenstein galvanize these disparate monsters to fight for his cause? As Orlando explains, a common cause.

"The common bond of these unexpected heroes is loss our villain has struck in Monster Town, thinking no one cares about creatures, no one cares about monsters, but these are beings with thoughts, feelings, families, and emotions. Our villain could not be more wrong, there is comradery in Monster Town he never imagined," Orlando said. "So when a magical tragedy occurs at one of the oldest theaters in Gotham, Frankenstein uses the event to galvanize a team of outcasts against a common threat, one of his greatest enemies."

Gotham City Monsters is scheduled to debut September 11, with a primary cover by Philip Tan and a variant by Frank Cho.

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