DC has officially announced that 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley will be creating a new DC comic miniseries centred around the lives of historically marginalized Superheroes.
The new series will be called The Other History of the DC Universe and will re-examine a lineup of DC heroes “who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups,” according to the press release. Katana, Rene Montoya, Extraño, Vixen, Supergirl, and John Stewart are among some of the heroes that will be re-examined in the series.
“I could not be more excited by the opportunity to excavate the canon of the DC Universe through a vast array of characters who’ve earned their seat at the table,” Ridley told DC. “I’m very impressed with DC’s commitment to making their history as reverent and urgent as it is engaging and entertaining for all its many fans.”
This isn’t the first time Ridley has dappled in the realm of comic books. The Other History will follow The American Way, an eight-issue run with Vertigo that debuted in 2006. The series was written by Ridley and focused heavily on racial tensions and political strife in the 60s.
The Other History of the DC Universe is scheduled to debut in Winter 2018.