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DC Announce NEW 'Danger Street' DC Black Label Maxiseries by Tom King

The Rorschach team of Tom King, Jorge Fornés and Dave Stewart reunite for a brand new 12 issue DC Black Label series focused on DC’s most obscure characters in their expansive universe.

Best-selling writer Tom King continues to dive deep into the obscurities of the DC universe with the all-new 12 issue maxiseries, Danger Street. This 12-issue maxiseries reunites King with his fellow Rorschach collaborators, artist Jorge Fornés and colourist Dave Stewart in a “deep layered crime drama” featuring many reimagining’s and updated versions of some of the most obscure characters in DC Comics’ history.

Main Cover (via: DC Comics)

Here's what dccomics.com had to say about the release of this upcoming series:

“Joining the Justice League is a goal for any superhero, but what happens when a quest for membership takes a sinister turn? Join Starman, Metamorpho, and Warlord as they look to prove themselves worthy by summoning and defeating Darkseid in battle. Soon they’ll learn that calling upon a New God never ends well, and their world is headed for disaster as a result! The journey to save the day will be a treacherous one filled with princesses, knights, and all kinds of monsters. Each person the heroes encounter plays a crucial role in this sprawling yet gripping narrative that is a little bit silly, a whole lot dark, and completely cool.”

DC Comics also release some uncoloured art from issue #1 of the series which can be seen below:

(via: DC Comics)

The debut issue features a main cover by series artist Fornés, with variant covers spotlighting characters featured in both Danger Street and the original DC 1st Issue Special series. The main variant cover is drawn by comics veteran Steve Rude, with a 1-in-25 ratio variant by Lee Weeks and a 1-in-50 ratio variant from Ben Oliver.

Variant Covers by Ben Oliver, Steve Rude, Lee Weeks (via: DC Comics)

Danger Street #1 hits comic shelves on May 3 2022

Will you be picking up this new Maxiseries? What are your thoughts on Tom King as a writer? Let us know in the comments below.