As we reported yesterday, DC’s ‘Black Label’ line of comics is a new venture that seeks to tell Elseworlds-style stories, outside of continuity, featuring some high profile creators. Not only that, but it seems to allow the creators some semblance of control over the format, too. Overall, it is an idea that will live and die by the books it publishes, and those six initial titles are:
– “Superman: Year One” by Frank Miller and John Romita, Jr.
– “Batman: Last Knight on Earth” by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
– “Batman: Damned” by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
– “Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons” by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez
– “Wonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter (working title)” by Greg Rucka and TBD.
– “The Other History of the DC Universe” by John Ridley and TBD.
While I can’t say I love to see series solicited without an artist, I can say that, personally, I’m on board with four of those books, and I tend to think that most DC readers can probably pick at least a few that they will try out. By putting such prominent creators on these books, they appear primed for crossover success in the bookstore market, as well.
But we’re not talking about what the mythical ‘new reader’ will like. We want to know which book has you most jazzed. Vote in our reader poll, and defend your choice in the comments!