DC Comics will expand their DC Black Label imprint by adding in a number of classic titles including Watchmen, All-Star Superman, Batman: The Killing Joke and more.
If you are unfamiliar with the DC Black Label, in a press release DC Comics describes it as “dedicated to giving premier writers and artists the ability to tell unique, standalone stories set outside DC continuity.”
DC Comics publisher Dan DiDio provided further clarification:
“The DC Black Label line will house the best and most evergreen stories from DC. The company has a long history that includes some of the most recognizable and renowned storytelling in comics and we want to honor that history by putting them under one banner.”
Here’s the full list of the classic DC Comics stories that will be joining the DC Black Label. They will be reprinted and go on sale throughout 2019 and this upcoming December for All-Star Superman.
· ALL-STAR SUPERMAN—Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely—available 12/04/2018
· DC: THE NEW FRONTIER—Darwyn Cooke—available 2/19/2019
· WATCHMEN (HC w/new slipcase)—Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons—available 3/26/2019
· KINGDOM COME—Mark Waid & Alex Ross—available 4/23/2019
· RONIN—Frank Miller & Lynn Varley— available 5/07/2019
· ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1—Miller & Jim Lee and BATMAN: YEAR ONE—Miller & David Mazzucchelli—available 6/11/2019
· BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN—Miller—BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS—Miller & Klaus Janson—available 6/18/2019
· BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT: THE MASTER RACE—Miller & Brian Azzarello & Andy Kubert & Janson—available 6/25/2019
· LUTHOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and THE JOKER 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION —Azzarello & Lee Bermejo—available 7/09/2019
· BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM—Morrison & Dave McKean—available 8/13/2019
· THE JOKER: DELUXE EDITION—Azzarello & Bermejo—available 9/10/2019
· BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE—Moore & Brian Bolland—available 9/17/2019
· WATCHMEN (TP)—Moore & Gibbons—available 9/24/2019
· BATMAN: YEAR 100—Paul Pope—available 10/08/2019
· SUPERMAN: RED SON—Mark Millar & Dave Johnson & Andrew Robinson & Killian Plunkett & Walden Wong—available 10/22/2019
· BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN—Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale—11/05/2019
· BLACK ORCHID—Neil Gaiman & McKean—11/12/2019
· BATMAN: DARK VICTORY—Loeb & Sale—11/26/2019
· BATMAN: HAUNTED KNIGHT—Loeb & Sale—12/17/2019
· CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME—Loeb & Sale—12/31/2019
These titles join the previously announced new original content that will also fall under the DC Black Label.
What do you make of these classic stories and collections coming back into print? Are there any you want to get your hands on?