There has been a lot of hype for the next Tom King/Mitch Gerads team-up, Strange Adventures. DC has now announced that the maxi-series will be released under the mature reader, DC Black Label banner. The move isn’t totally surprising, but a good sign that the book will have no limits.
DC Group Editor Jamie S. Rich said, “As Strange Adventures was coming together, we had to take a step back and look at what made the most sense for the project. Since its tone and themes are more in the vein of Mister Miracle than, say, Tom King’s work on Batman, we decided that it made more sense to give Strange Adventures its own space, where Tom, Mitch, Doc and Clayton could follow the story to all the different places it might take them”
That was the impression I had about the book since our first look at the cover. Plus, we are talking about a bloody war here. If this book will push Adam Strange to the breaking point, they need the freedom to portray that.
Speaking of looks, here is another page:
Tom King took to social media with his thoughts:
Strange Adventures is Black Label. To me, Black Label is Marvel Knights of DC. Like MK, these comics can be in continuity, but they are defined not by the need of the moment but by the ambitions of both the audience and the creators. No limit story telling. Going to be fun. pic.twitter.com/BNEAePrXeZ
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) February 4, 2020
Strange Adventures #1, by Tom King, Mitch Gerads Evan “Doc” Shaner, Clayton Cowles and edited by Jamie S. Rich and Brittany Holzherr, will be available March 4, 2020. For more info, click here.
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