• Jake Wright

DC Comics Announce Black Adam Comic Series Written by Christopher Priest

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To prepare for the upcoming blockbuster Black Adam, starring Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson as the titular anti-hero, DC Comics have announced a brand new solo Black Adam comic series hitting shelves in June of this year.

Written by Chrisopher Priest (Deathstroke, Justice League), with art by Rafa Sandoval (Justice League, The Flash) & beautifully painted covers by Irvin Rodriguez (Detective Comics), dccomics.com had this to tease about their new upcoming solo series for the ruler of Kahndaq:

“There is no forgiveness for Black Adam. This is the reality Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, must face when he discovers he has been infected with an incurable plague destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of dark deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam’s legacy and defend their ancestral homeland of Kahndaq, only to subsequently become mystically “handcuffed” to him when Adam’s plague is arrested, giving birth to perhaps the most volatile and dysfunctional super-team in DC history!”

Popular writer Christopher Priest is no stranger to an epic DC villain comic book, with his highly acclaimed Deathstroke solo series during the DC Rebirth era often considered some of the best work featuring the infamous villain to date. Priest had this to say about returning to the world of the DC villain-turned-anti-hero Black Adam:

“Forgive the cliché, but I’ve rarely been this excited about a new project. DC has provided an amazing opportunity for me to explore and, to some degree, reimagine this character in a very new light while bringing new challenges and consequences to a man who has lived far too long and is desperate for redemption. Rafa Sandoval brings palpable voltage to every panel, bringing out my Kirby-Simonson Big Noise instinct as Rafa’s gifts take me to places I never knew I wanted to go. My only regret is we only have 22 pages a month for this.”

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Priest''s collaborator, Rafa Sandoval, expressed his excitement to be on art duties for the fan-favourite anti-hero by revealing:

“I have been a lifelong fan of everything about Shazam and one of the things I always wanted is to draw a charismatic villain, and Black Adam is perfect for this. This is the first time I’ve had an opportunity to work with Christopher Priest and his attention to detail, attentiveness and openness makes him a great creative partner.”

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BLACK ADAM will feature open to order variant covers by Rafa Sandoval, Mikel Janin and Lucio Parrillo, as well as a 1:25 variant by Crystal Kung, 1:50 throwback variant cover by Cully Hamner, a 1:100 foil variant by Lucio Parrillo and a team variant cover by Travis Mercer and Danny Miki.

BLACK ADAM #1 hits comic shelves on June 21,2022

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