The recently launched Warren Ellis led Wildstorm imprint from DC Comics is getting an expansion this fall, one that includes a DC Comics hero.
DC has announced that in October Michael Cray, the Wildstorm character known as Deathblow, will get his own 12-issue limited series by Bryan Hill, N. Steven Harris and Dexter Vines, Wildstorm: Michael Cray. The new series will spin out of the current Warren Ellis & Jon David-Hunt series The Wild Storm, and Ellis will make contributions to the Michael Cray series.
While characters from the previous Wildstorm titles appeared alongside the DC Heroes during the New 52 era, so far the new Wildstorm imprint seems to be set away from the DC Universe. Yet the solicitation for this new series does feature a DC hero, Green Arrow, blurring the lines about the imprints status alongside the DCU.
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!
Wildstorm: Michael Cray #1 arrives on October 11.