DC Comics will be releasing new takes on previous crossover events. Titled Tales of the Dark Multiverse, these one-shots will show how iconic stories unfolded in an alternate setting. New twists will emerge as fan-favorite sagas are given a fresh take in a dark and malevolent manner.
Events such as Infinite Crisis, Blackest Night, and more will come back in a new, prestige format one-shot line of comics. Many of DC’s talented writers and artists are working on the project, from Scott Snyder (Batman) to Andrew Hennessy (Green Lantern: New Guardians) and Jeff Loveness (Nightwing). One-dollar reprints of the original stories will also release at the same time the one-shots are publishing.
Dark Multiverse Revisits Classic Stories
The first story DC Comics will release will be a retelling of Knightfall. In the original tale, Batman is defeated by Bane and left with a broken back. As a result, Bruce asks Jean-Paul Valley to replace him as the Dark Knight. After Valley grows increasingly violent due to mental distress, Bruce steps back in and reclaims the mantle of the Bat. The Dark Multiverse version explores another possibility, showing that Bruce failed to regain the cape and cowl. Now 30 years later, Valley rules over a violent and fearful Gotham. The only hope to save the city now is an unlikely one: The Son of Bane.
Another story will feature the aftermath of The Death of Superman. As fans know, Superman’s death led to a year-long saga that caused various figures to rise in Metropolis. The Reign of the Supermen saw many twists and turns, ending with the original Man of Steel returning to his role as the world’s premier hero. However, this alternate retelling depicts an enraged and grief-stricken Lois Lane fighting to take revenge on those who could not save Superman as the Eradicator.
The new line will launch on Wednesday, October 16 and each issue will be 48 pages long, priced at $5.99 each. As of this writing, it is unclear how many one-shots DC Comics will release. The only ones mentioned so far are Knightfall, The Death of Superman, Infinite Crisis, Blackest Night, and New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.
How do you feel about this new line? Are there any stories that you hope DC Comics will revisit in the Dark Multiverse? Which characters do you want to see included? Let us know your ideas in the comments below!
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