DC’s Tom Taylor, who writes for Nightwing, Injustice and DCeased and artist Yasmine Putri takes the DC a-team and puts them in a fantasy world.
EW got an advanced look at some preview material, and it includes a fantasy Superman complete with a character sheet that’ll be familiar to D&D fans.
In fact, Taylor is happy to name Critical Role as a reference. He told the magazine;
…. for the fans of shows like Game of Thrones and Critical Role. This is for the kids who took dice to school, who chose their own adventure, and dreamed of flying in a cape.”
In Dark Knights of Steel, Batman is active in a medieval fantasy world. Then a spaceship crashes down into it on route from a doomed world.
Superman isn’t the only familiar face; Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and Black Lightning are among the cast. The front cover of issue one gives some additional clues for characters and scenes from the limited series.
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. 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.”
The series will be a 12-issue one.
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