Back in March, DC Comics announced the creation of a new imprint that would pair big-name creators with characters such as Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman in out of continuity tales called the Black Label. Now the publisher has pulled back the curtain to reveal the first wave of titles in this new imprint.
The imprint will kick off on September 19 with Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo’s Batman: Damned #1 which runs on a bi-monthly schedule, followed by the also bimonthly Superman: Year One #1 from Frank Miller & John Romita Jr. in November and John Ridley & an unannounced art team’s The Other History of the DC Universe #1 arriving in December on a monthly schedule. Batman: Damned & Superman: Year One will each run for three issues while The Other History of the DC Universe runs for seven issues.
Previously announced but currently unscheduled titles for the imprint include Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Phil Jimenez, Wonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter by Greg Rucka & an unnamed artist, and Batman: The Last Knight on Earth by long-time Batman team Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo.
Alongside these new series made just for the imprint, Black Label will also become home to some previously published titles out of their defunct All-Star and Elseworld’s imprints among others.
Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight, set in a world where the Joker became sane and Batman might be the true villain, will be collected including some previously censored pages in a new trade with the Black Label label on October 09. Later titles including Grant Morrison & Frank Quietly’s All-Star Superman, Darwyn Cooke’s DC: The New Frontier, Mark Waid & Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come, and Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One & Batman: Dark Knight: Master Race will be released under the imprint.
There are no details about when the other new Black Label imprint titles or the reprints will be released.