A new series from DC Entertainment is heading our way.
EW reports that writer Tom King is teaming up with Clay Mann for Heroes in Crisis a new limited series.
King appearance on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday was followed by an announcement of the new project that will delve into the Sanctuary concept, a trauma center for superheroes, founded by Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. The seven-part series will explore the emotional cost of being a superhero, and will feature Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Harley Quinn and Booster Gold as lead characters.
“I feel like I’m part of a rolling generation of people who spent their twenties overseas fighting terrorism,” King said in a statement. “Millions of people cycle through that machine and come home to America. And I think that sort of experience of violence is shaping who we are as a culture, and as a country. And I want to talk about that. I want to talk about that experience, the experience of what violence can do to a person, to a community, to a nation, to a world. If I could do anything to the [DC universe], it would be to bring a sense of community of superheroes and people. I feel a duty to talk about what violence does to a society through the comics I’m creating.”
Read below for the official description of the project:
“Heroes in Crisis is not a tale of universes colliding and dying. Instead this is a story centering on the humans and super-humans under the mask; this is about what allows them to get up and fight when it appears they can’t ever get up and fight again. When it’s too much, and it’s often too much, heroes go to Sanctuary — created by Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman — to find a moment of safety before returning to a universe of violence. Heroes in Crisis is also about what happens when Sanctuary fails, resulting in catastrophic consequences for the DCU.”
Written by King, illustrated by Mann with art by Tomeu Morey and lettered by Clayton Cowles, the series is set to hit shelves September 26.