DC have announced another new title to their roster. Following on from Before Watchmen and He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe comes Phantom Lady, a four-part miniseries written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and illustrated by Cat Staggs and Rich Perotta.
Justin Gray: “Phantom Lady and [her partner-in-crimefighting] Doll Man is an exciting return to the roots of the characters as pulpy, street level crime fighters with a few new twists and some heavy sci-fi overtones. We took the best of their original core concepts and updated them with no relation to our previous work on Phantom Lady and Doll Man in the Freedom Fighters. You’re getting in on the ground floor of the origin story of two people whose lives intersect and a common threat that transforms them into pretty amazing and engaging superheroes.”
Jimmy Palmiotti: “We are super excited to reconnect with characters we have been so close with over the years, and getting to create something both exciting and visually cool in the process. With this series, we dig into who Phantom Lady and Doll Man are, how they came to be and how they fit into DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. There is something for everyone here and we are having a blast!”
Cat Staggs: “I have to say I am really enjoying what Jimmy and Justin have created. It is a wonderful take on a classic character. The story itself leans towards a gritty crime noir, which is something I am a huge fan of. Getting to draw this on a daily basis is a dream! I can’t wait for fans to see it!”
Rich Perotta: “One of the first comic books I ever read as a child was FREEDOM FIGHTERS. I am very excited to be a part of this latest project from DC Comics.”
Phantom Lady #1 debuts on 29th August.