The author of 12 Years a Slave is making a DC comedian about marginalized heroes
A few of the most fascinating glimpses into superhero universes have taken place from much less standard views, from the gumshoe detectives of Gotham Central to the blue-collar development employees of Harm Management. This winter, 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley will reexamine among the most iconic moments of the DC Comics universe by way of the private tales of John Stewart, Extraño, Vixen, Supergirl, Katana and Renee Montoya — all heroes from traditionally marginalized or underrepresented teams.
The comedian guide miniseries, titled The Different Historical past of the DC Universe, will deal with “the lives of these behind the costumes, and their endeavors to beat real-world points.”
“I couldn’t be extra excited by the chance to excavate the canon of the DC Universe by way of an enormous array of characters who’ve earned their seat on the desk,” says Ridley within the DC press launch. “I’m very impressed with DC’s dedication to creating their historical past as reverent and pressing as it’s participating and entertaining for all its many followers.”
Ridley beforehand wrote a comic book known as The American Approach for DC, which handled a black superhero becoming a member of a government-sponsored super-group within the 1960s. He’s at present engaged on a sequel for DC’s Vertigo imprint.
He plans to debate The Different Historical past of the DC Universe in additional element at a DC in D.C. panel titled “The Many Shades of Heroism: DC Heroes By way of the African-American Lens,” which might be streamed on DC’s YouTube channel on January 13th, at 11AM ET.
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