Over two years after their first announcement, DC has set November 24 as the launch date for the five-issue miniseries The Other History of the DC Universe, to be written by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley (see “Oscar Winner John Ridley Explores the Other Side of DC’s Mythology”). The miniseries will be published bimonthly and DC will brand it with their Black Label imprint, indicating it is for mature audiences (17+).

The five-issue miniseries will look at events in DC continuity from the point of view of characters who are members of “historically disenfranchised” groups, including Jefferson Pierce (Black Lightning) and his daughter Anissa (Thunder), Mal Duncan (Herald), his wife, Karen Beecher (Bumblebee), Renee Montoya (the Question), and Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana). The title is a riff on The History of the DC Universe, a prose-heavy two-issue series that laid out the DC continuity after the Crisis on Infinite Earths reset.

The creative team on the series also includes Italian artists Giuseppe “Cammo” Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi and Spanish-American colorist José Villarrubia on the project; the covers will be by Camuncoli, working with Marco Mastrazzo, and Jamal Campbell, who was the artist for the DC series Naomi.

Ridley’s first work for DC was The Authority: Human on the Inside, which was published in 2004, and he also collaborated with Georges Jeanty and Karl C. Story on The American Way.

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