Mark Millar has announced his return to Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl for 2017, and has unveiled a very different lead character.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Millar shared that the new Kick-Ass series will feature a lead who is black and female. “Comics is not short of white males aged around 30; that demographic seems pretty well catered for in popular culture,” he said. “Being older or younger or female or African-American just seems more interesting to me as a writer because this character is quite unique and opens up story possibilities that haven’t been tried in almost eighty years of superhero fiction. This woman has a completely different take on Kick-Ass.”

Miller did not reveal many other details about the story, other than it takes place in a different city and will feature a new supporting cast. The story will be drawn by Kick-Ass co-creator John Romita Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Superman) who will work on the book for the next three years. It’s accompanying title, Hit-Girl, will also return, drawn by Rafael Albuquerque (Blue Beetle, American Vamipre). Both titles will debut in January from the Millarworld imprint.

Millar will pen the first story arc for each title and will then turn writing duties over to Daniel Way (Deadpool, Wolverine: Origins).