When DC first announced their new Black Label imprint, it looked to be a line where creators could tell the stories they wanted to tell without having to adhere to main comics continuity. While that’s still certainly true, the Black Label branding will also be utilized to reprint several of DC’s most beloved and acclaimed comics.
Based on the list of titles below, they may well have called it “DC’s Greatest Hits,” because manare their some great comics here. You’ve got books like Kingdom Come, All-Star Superman, and Watchmen, all of which you’d expect in a line like this, along with some unexpected treasures like Ronin, Black Orchid, and Batman: Year 100. Check out the details below.
DC BLACK LABEL EXPANDS 2019 SLATE ADDING ‘WATCHMEN’, ‘THE KILLING JOKE’ AND OTHER CLASSIC TALES TO ITS ROSTER
DC announced today that some of its most legendary stories will now be a part of the DC Black Label imprint. The recently launched publishing line, dedicated to giving premier writers and artists the ability to tell unique, standalone stories set outside DC continuity, will release several iconic comic book collections featuring the most famous DC heroes from the archives beginning this December through the end of 2019.
“The DC Black Label line will house the best and most evergreen stories from DC,” says DC Publisher Dan DiDio. “The company has a long history that includes some of the most recognizable and renowned storytelling in comics and we want to honor that history by putting them under one banner.”
The quintessential tales that first inspired the creation of the line include complex and emotionally engaging narratives with stunning visual storytelling from some of the greatest creators in the industry. The list of reprinted collections and their release dates through 2019 can be found below:
·ALL-STAR SUPERMAN—Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely—available 12/04/2018
·DC: THE NEW FRONTIER—Darwyn Cooke—available 2/19/2019
·WATCHMEN (HC w/new slipcase)—Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons—available 3/26/2019
·KINGDOM COME—Mark Waid & Alex Ross—available 4/23/2019
·RONIN—Frank Miller & Lynn Varley— available 5/07/2019
·ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1—Miller & Jim Lee and BATMAN: YEAR ONE—Miller & David Mazzucchelli—available 6/11/2019
·BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN—Miller—BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS—Miller & Klaus Janson—available 6/18/2019
·BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT: THE MASTER RACE—Miller & Brian Azzarello & Andy Kubert & Janson—available 6/25/2019
·LUTHOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and THE JOKER 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION —Azzarello & Lee Bermejo—available 7/09/2019
·BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM—Morrison & Dave McKean—available 8/13/2019
·THE JOKER: DELUXE EDITION—Azzarello & Bermejo—available 9/10/2019
·WATCHMEN (TP)—Moore & Gibbons—available 9/24/2019
·BATMAN: YEAR 100—Paul Pope—available 10/08/2019
·SUPERMAN: RED SON—Mark Millar & Dave Johnson & Andrew Robinson & Killian Plunkett & Walden Wong—available 10/22/2019
·BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN—Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale—11/05/2019
·BLACK ORCHID—Neil Gaiman & McKean—11/12/2019
·BATMAN: DARK VICTORY—Loeb & Sale—11/26/2019
·BATMAN: HAUNTED KNIGHT—Loeb & Sale—12/17/2019
·CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME—Loeb & Sale—12/31/2019
These collected editions are in addition to new original content that was previously announced. To see more of what’s to come from DC Black Label, check out DCComics.com.
The line kicks off with All-Star Superman, which will be released on December 4, with more collections to come through 2019.
This post was originally published on Comics Now