WHAT IS BLACK LABEL?
“Creating DC Black Label doubles down on our commitment to working with all-star talent and trusting them to tell epic, moving stories that only they can tell with the highest levels of creative freedom.” – Jim Lee
DC’s newest imprint Black Label is where you will find the top-of-the-line writers and artists creating standalone stories outside of current and past DC continuity for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The imprint will be creatively marketed for mature readers to have a place to delve into collectible and complex stories that will challenge readers, surprise and entertain all at the same time. DC Black label series will be given their own creative timetables and schedules that best suit the creative and writing direction. The first of DC’s Black Label titles were released earlier on in the year and the schedule so far is as follows:
BATMAN: DAMNED #1 – September 19, 2018 (bimonthly, three issues)
SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE #1 – November 2018 (bimonthly, three issues)
THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 – December 2018 (seven issues)
In order to give fans a better perspective on the new imprint, they are bringing in stories that were “Black Label books before there was a Black Label, and can give fans a clearer idea of what to expect from the line as a whole.”
The first collected volume to be shown under the Black Label will be Sean Murphy’s BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT – Having recently finished its eight-issue run, it is now set for a volumized release on October 9th, 2018.
In addition to BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT, Black Label will be releasing iconic stories such as ALL-STAR SUPERMAN by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, Mark Waid and Alex Ross’s KINGDOM COME – As well as Darwyn Cooke’s iconic and often polarizing DC: THE NEW FRONTIER.
Joining the already acclaimed line-up of artists and writers will be the comic book legend and always controversial Frank Miller. His BATMAN: YEAR ONE and BATMAN: MASTER RACE will be released under the Black Label imprint as well.
For a full breakdown on DC: Black Label, follow this link.