DC Comics’s super-powerful antihero Black Adam is heading towards the highlight, with a film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at present slated for launch in October. Naturally meaning its time for the character to get a brand new solo collection, and in the present day DC introduced simply that, with author Christopher Priest and artist Rafa Sandoval bringing Black Adam’s adventures to dwell. No different members of the artistic crew have been talked about within the announcement. The collection will function predominant covers by Irvin Rodriguez.
Right here’s how DC describes the brand new Black Adam collection:
There isn’t a forgiveness for Black Adam. That is the fact that Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, should face when he discovers he’s been contaminated with an incurable plague, destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of darkish deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam’s legacy and defend their ancestral homeland of Kahndaq, solely to subsequently develop into mystically “handcuffed” to him when Adam’s plague is arrested, giving beginning to maybe essentially the most risky and dysfunctional super-team in DC historical past!
Priest isn’t any stranger to writing non-traditional protagonists, having helmed DC’s Rebirth-era Deathstroke ongoing collection for 50+ points. Black Adam has been entrance and heart within the DCU of late, having joined the Justice League throughout author Brian Michael Bendis‘s run on the crew’s title.
In a press release saying the brand new collection, each Priest and Sandoval expressed their enthusiasm for taking over Black Adam:
“Forgive the cliché, however I’ve not often been this excited a few new venture,” mentioned Author Christopher Priest. “DC has supplied a tremendous alternative for me to discover and, to a point, reimagine this character in a really new gentle whereas bringing new challenges and penalties to a person who has lived far too lengthy and is determined for redemption. Rafa Sandoval brings palpable voltage to each panel, bringing out my Kirby-Simonson Massive Noise intuition as Rafa’s presents take me to locations I by no means knew I wished to go. My solely remorse is we solely have 22 pages a month for this.”
“I’ve been a lifelong fan of every little thing about ‘SHAZAM!,’ and one of many issues I all the time wished is to attract a charismatic villain, and Black Adam is ideal for this,” mentioned Artist Rafa Sandoval. “That is the primary time I’ve had a possibility to work with Christopher Priest, and his attentiveness, consideration to particulars and openness makes him a fantastic artistic accomplice.”
The primary concern of the brand new collection will function variant covers by Sandoval, Mikel Janin, Lucio Parillo, Crystal Kung, Cully Hamner, and Travis Mercer & Danny Miki; you possibly can examine all of these out beneath. Black Adam #1 is ready to reach in shops and digitally on Tuesday, June twenty first.
BLACK ADAM #1
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Artwork by RAFA SANDOVAL
Essential Cowl by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ
Variant covers by RAFA SANDOVAL, MIKEL JANIN, and LUCIO PARRILLO
1:25 variant cowl by CRYSTAL KUNG
1:50 throwback variant cowl by CULLY HAMNER
1:100 foil variant cowl by LUCIO PARRILLO
Workforce variant cowl by TRAVIS MERCER and DANNY MIKI
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card inventory)
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