Nachdem Jimmy Palmiotti und Justin Gray schon „The Ray“ in einer sehr gelungenen Miniserie wieder zu Leben erwecken durften, greift DC auf das Autorenteam jetzt bei einer weiteren Figur (eigentlich sogar bei zwei) zu: Phantom Lady. Was diese Nachricht noch besser macht: Cat Staggs (Smallville Season 11) und Rich Perotta sind für die Zeichnungen verantwortlich.
Und hier, was die kreativen Köpfe zu ihrem Projekt zu sagen haben:
“Phantom Lady and Doll Man is an exciting return to the roots of the characters as pulpy, street level crime fighters with a few new twists and some heavy sci-fi overtones,” Justin Gray told THE SOURCE. “We took the best of their original core concepts and updated them with no relation to our previous work on Phantom Lady and Doll Man in the Freedom Fighters. You’re getting in on the ground floor of the origin story of two people whose lives intersect and a common threat that transforms them into pretty amazing and engaging superheroes.”
“We are super excited to reconnect with characters we have been so close with over the years, and getting to create something both exciting and visually cool in the process,” continued Jimmy Palmiotti. “With this series, we dig into who Phantom Lady and Doll Man are, how they came to be and how they fit into DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. There is something for everyone here and we are having a blast!”
“I have to say I am really enjoying what Jimmy and Justin have created,” said Cat Staggs. “It is a wonderful take on a classic character. The story itself leans towards a gritty crime noir, which is something I am a huge fan of. Getting to draw this on a daily basis is a dream! I can’t wait for fans to see it!”
“One of the first comic books I ever read as a child was FREEDOM FIGHTERS,” added Rich Perotta. “I am very excited to be a part of this latest project from DC Comics.”
PHANTOM LADY #1,(mit den Cover von Amanda Conner), ist ab dem August 29 im Handel.