by Aaron Einhorn
Updated to include additional titles, and to include artist info.
The Post-Flashpoint era continues to get revealed, as DC showed off five supernatural-oriented titles to Entertainment Weekly.
And what’s on the docket? Well, quite a bit.
First up, the already revealed Swamp Thing, which will be written by Scott Snyder. And going right along with it, Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) will be writing Animal Man.
To join these two headliners of the the magical DCU, we’re also getting a Justice League for the trenchcoat-wearing crowd. Peter Milligan will be writing Justice League Dark, a team composed of John Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man and Madame Xanadu.
Paul Cornell will helm Demon Knights – a take on super heroes in medieval times. While this is probably the least exciting book on the list, Cornell’s rising star gives it some cred.
And finally, we’re getting the bizarre sounding Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE. Also written by Jeff Lemire, this book takes Frankie into an action hero working for The Super Human Advanced Defense Executive. Is this going to be a winner? Hard to say. But it’s interesting, at the least.
At the moment, Entertainment Weekly has no information on any of the artists, but the Swamp Thing #1 cover revealed yesterday is from Yanick Paquette, who may be the regular artist on the book.
UPDATE: Well, Entertainment Weekly left a lot of key info out of their coverage, but fortunately DC Universe: The Source has filled in the gaps. First off, the artists for the above titles have been revealed. Yannick Paquette will be illustrating Swamp Thing, Mikel Janin will be providing the art for Justice League Dark, Travel Foreman and Dan Green will be covering art for Animal Man, Diogenes Neves and Oclair Albert are assigned to Demon Knights (which will star Etrigan), and Alberto Ponticelli will handle the artistic duties for Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE.
But wait, there’s more! We have several other titles to reveal, including Resurrection Man, written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, with art from Fernando Dagnino. And while Scott Snyder is moving on elsewhere in the DCU, Vampires are returning in I, Vampire written by Josh Fialkov and with art by Andrea Sorrentino. To round it out, Priscilla Kitaen has just found out she’s a monster. More precisely, a half-alien monster known as Voodoo, written by Ron Marz, and with art from Sami Basri.