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DC is going to give us a slightly different new book with ‘The Other History of the DC Universe.’ It is slated to be penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley (’12 Years a Slave’,’American Crime’) and will be a five-issue prose installment with spot illustrations that will put a focus on DC comic characters who are considered to be from traditionally disenfranchised groups.

For each of these five installments, we’ll see a different artist working on each of the issues. Each book will also shine a spotlight on an individual hero with the first one taking a look at the world of Black Lightning. In the first issue, we’ll see Jefferson Pierce transitioning from a young athlete into a school teacher and finally a hero.

The first issue, and likely the following ones as well, is slated to clock in at 64 pages and will be priced at $7.99. The artwork on the Black Lightning outing will be handled by Alex Dos Diaz.

Future issues will put a focus on both “Tatsu Yamashiro, better known as Katana from Suicide Squad, and Renee Montoya.”

This sounds to be taking inspiration from the ‘History of the DC Universe’ which was released in 1986 and tried to create coherent timelines and stories for the DC mythology. Other characters which were previously possible inclusions into the series when it was first announced at the beginning of the year were John Stewart, Extraño, Vixen, and Supergirl. My guess is the remaining two books will still come from that list.

Are you looking forward to reading ‘The Other History of the DC Universe’? Which of the first characters that they’ll focus on are you most excited to take a deep dive into their history? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

‘The Other History of the DC Universe’ will be released through the DC Black Label on January 30th, 2018!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter