DC Comics has announced John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), will examine The Other History of the DC Universe, a prestige format mini-series scheduled to arrives in the winter of 2018.
The story will analyze iconic DC moments and chart sociopolitical gains through the perspectives of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups, including John Stewart, Extraño, Vixen, Supergirl, Katana and Rene Montoya among others. At its core, the series focuses on the lives of those behind the costumes, and their endeavors to overcome real-world issues.
“I could not be more excited by the opportunity to excavate the canon of the DC Universe through a vast array of characters who’ve earned their seat at the table,” explains Ridley. “I’m very impressed with DC’s commitment to making their history as reverent and urgent as it is engaging and entertaining for all its many fans.”
I love the tagline, DC has included with this series:
THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE isn’t about saving the world, it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are.
If you are in D.C. this weekend, be sure to check out DC’s The Many Shades of Heroism: DC Heroes Through the African-American Lens panel that takes place on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11 AM ET. DC Comics will also stream the panel on its YouTube channel.