Seven-Issue September Miniseries Offers King’s Unprecedented Vision of the DC Universe
Introduces Sanctuary, A Crisis Center for DC Super Heroes That Combines Superman’s Kryptonian Technology, Wonder Woman’s Amazonian Mysticism and Is Powered by Batman’s Financial Empire
(June 13, 2018 – Burbank, CA) There’s a disaster headed towards DC’s biggest heroes, however it isn’t coming from outer area or one other dimension—this time, the menace is homegrown. DC proudly presents a brand new seven-issue miniseries debuting in September by Tom King and his BATMAN collaborator/artist Clay Mann, titled HEROES IN CRISIS.
A former counterterrorism operations officer with the CIA, King’s bestselling, critically acclaimed comics—together with THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON, THE OMEGA MEN, BATMAN, MISTER MIRACLE—have typically grappled with struggle and battle, and a hero’s wrestle to place their struggle and their trauma behind them. This new collection will discover comparable themes towards the backdrop of a homicide thriller involving Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Booster Gold, and the remainder of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes.
“I feel like I’m part of a rolling generation of people who spent their twenties overseas fighting terrorism,” defined King. “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.”
These pressures and inner conflicts can impression superheroes simply as exhausting, if no more. To that finish, King created a sanctuary inside the pages of the comics he’s writing—a disaster middle for superheroes who spend their lives preventing villainy and defending others.
HEROES IN CRISIS shouldn’t be a story of universes colliding and dying. Instead this can be a story centering on the people and superhumans beneath the masks; that is about what permits them to rise up and battle when it seems they will’t ever rise up and battle once more. When it’s an excessive amount of, and it’s typically an excessive amount of, heroes go to Sanctuary—created by Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman—to discover a second of security earlier than returning to a universe of violence. HEROES IN CRISIS can also be about what occurs when Sanctuary fails, leading to catastrophic penalties for the DCU.
“If I could do anything to the DCU,” concluded King, “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.”
The premiere challenge of HEROES IN CRISIS, written by Tom King with artwork by Clay Mann and Tomeu Morey, lettered by Clayton Cowles, and edited by Jamie S. Rich and Brittany Holzherr, will attain comedian e-book shops and be out there digitally on September 26.