DC Entertainment continues to add more talent to its creative roster, adding writer Dan Abnett who will create comic book content solely for DC and Vertigo imprints.
Abnett will be writing Aquaman: Rebirth #1 and Aquaman #1 in June as well as Titans: Rebirth #1 which will continue threads from his storyline in the current Titans Hunt miniseries.
“Dan Abnett is the perfect fit for Aquaman and Titans,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee. “He skillfully balances great dialogue and high-octane action, making for great reads every time. DC is excited that he’ll be giving fans more great stories in both books as we enter into our line wide REBIRTH re-launch in June and beyond.”
Abnett’s Aquaman continues the story of Arthur Curry, the King of Atlantis as he seeks to reconcile his dual heritage of land and sea. He seeks to unite Atlantis with the rest of the global community. Unfortunately, his plans are thrown into chaos with the return of his arch-nemesis, Black Manta, who seeks to destroy the careful balance of peace and destroy Aquaman’s world.
Titans will see teammates Wally West, Donna Troy, Arsenal, Garth, Lilith, and Nightwing reunited after the disastrous consequences of having their memories lost. With their memories restored they will attempt to reunite as a team and stop the demon that broken them apart and is a threat to reality itself.
“I was delighted by Dan DiDio’s invitation to sign exclusively with DC,” said Abnett. “My recent work for DC, on projects like He-Man, Earth 2 and Titans Hunt have been both rewarding and enjoyable, and now with Aquaman’s Rebirth in the mix, and the Titans as a new series, it seems like the ideal time to really focus on DC work and do my best to knock each and every issue out of the park. Not that we have baseball parks in the UK. We have cricket pitches. But the point stands, anyway…”
Abnett makes his REBIRTH debut on Aquaman: Rebirth #1 on sale June 8 and Aquaman #1 on sale June 22!