Announced exclusively by EW, Tom Taylor and Yasmine Putri are joining forces for a 12-issue series called Dark Knights of Steel. Promising swords, sorcery, and superheroes, the series is set apart from the main DC universe continuity similar to Taylor’s much-beloved series DCeased. No details have been given on a release date, but likely it’ll launch some time in November or December.
So what’s it about?
Dark Knights of Steel takes place in a new DC medieval fantasy world where Batman isn’t even the only familiar resident. This world will be changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. But what seems like the end of the world for many is only the beginning of this story. So yes, Superman and Wonder Woman will also be a part of this, along with Harley Quinn, Black Lightning, and more.
“I’ve spent the last two years creating a new epic fantasy universe for DC Comics, and Dark Knights of Steel is an absolute dream come true,” Taylor told EW in a statement. “Despite being the writer of the DC horror series, DCeased, I’m actually a huge a fantasy fan. Combining two of my favorite things, DC superheroes and high fantasy, is my absolute happy place. I grew up reading Lord of the Rings alongside Superman. Terry Pratchett alongside Garth Ennis. Robin Hobb and Mark Waid. Dragonlance and Justice League. Now I get to bring all this together with the incredible Yasmine Putri, in the biggest story I could imagine. A tale of war and love, of despair and hope, of betrayal and improbable alliances forged in battle.”
Check out the EW article for a few unlettered preview pages.
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