DC Black Label

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Black Label is an imprint of DC Comics consisting of original limited series and reprints of books previously published under other imprints. The imprint intends to present traditional DC Universe characters for a mature audience with standalone, prestige-format series.[1] The first title of the imprint, Batman: Damned will ship September 19, 2018.[2] Batman: Damned and Superman: Year One will be published bimonthly, while The Other History of the DC Universe will be published monthly.[1]

Comic books[edit]

Single issues of comic books that are Issued under Black Label imprint will be published as prestige format.

Comic books
Title Issue Publication date Writer Artist Ref.
Batman: Damned 1 September 19, 2018 Brian Azzarello Lee Bermejo [3]

[4]

2 December 5, 2018
3 March 13, 2019
Superman: Year One 1 TBA Frank Miller John Romita Jr. [1]
2
3
The Other History of the DC Universe 1 January 30, 2019 John Ridley Alex Dos Diaz [5]
2 TBA
3
4
5
Batman: Last Knight on Earth 1 TBA Scott Snyder Greg Capullo [6]
2
3
Batman: Three Jokers 1 TBA Geoff Johns Jason Fabok [7]
2
3

Collected editions[edit]

DC Comics decided to re-release some of its past titles as a part of the Black Label imprint, including Frank Miller's Batman: Year One and Grant Morrison's All Star Superman. Sean Murphy's Batman: White Knight was originally released as a regular DC Universe book, but the collected edition will be released under the Black Label imprint.

Collected editions
Title Material collected Format Writer Artist Pages Publication date ISBN Ref.
Batman: White Knight Batman: White Knight #1-8 TP Sean Murphy 232 October 9, 2018 978-1401279592 [8]
All-Star Superman All-Star Superman #1–12 Grant Morrison Frank Quitely 304 December 4, 2018 978-1401290832 [9]
DC: The New Frontier The New Frontier #1–6, Justice League: New Frontier Special Darwyn Cooke 520 February 19, 2019 978-1401290924 [1]
Kingdom Come Kingdom Come #1–4 Mark Waid Alex Ross 232 April 23, 2019 978-1401290962
Frank Miller's Ronin Ronin #1–6 Frank Miller 302 May 7, 2019 978-1401290979 [10]
Batman Damned Batman: Damned #1–3 HC Brian Azzarello Lee Bermejo TBA June 18, 2019 978-1401291402 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Marston, George (June 15, 2018). "DC BLACK LABEL BATMAN: DAMNED #1, SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE, OTHER HISTORY Release Dates". Newsarama. Purch.
  2. ^ Johnston, Rich (July 11, 2018). "DC Comics' Black Label Series to Be Oversized – Starting with Batman: Damned". Bleeding Cool. Avatar Press.
  3. ^ "BATMAN DAMNED #1 (OF 3) (MR)". Previews World. Diamond Comic Distributors. July 18, 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Update: BATMAN: DAMNED #1 Will Not Be Reprinted, Next Issue Pushed Back". Newsarama. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  5. ^ "THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE #1 Solicitation". Newsarama. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  6. ^ Arrant, Chris (July 24, 2018). "SNYDER & CAPULLO's BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH Double-Sized". Newsarama. Purch.
  7. ^ Arrant, Chris (July 19, 2018). "3 JOKERS Lands at BLACK LABEL - But is In DCU Continuity". Newsarama. Purch.
  8. ^ "BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT TP". Previews World. Diamond Comic Distributors. July 18, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP BLACK LABEL". Previews World. Diamond Comic Distributors. August 18, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Frank Miller's Ronin (DC Black Label Edition)". Amazon. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Comic Viewer". www.dccomics.com. Retrieved 16 October 2018.

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