Just ahead of DC Comics’ DC in DC event this weekend, the publisher announced that Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley of 12 Years a Slave fame will write The Other History of the DC Universe. The prestige mini-series, branded in the press release as “literary,” aims to re-contextualize key moments from the history of the DC Universe through the […]
As John Ridley’s and Georges Jeanty’s return to their Wildstorm roots with The American Way: Those Above and Those Below ramps up, things are heating up for all sides. Check out the exclusive preview of The American Way #5, out next Wednesday, after the jump. And don’t miss Ridley’s appearance at the DC in DC event later […]
You’re probably as sick of San Diego Comic-Con as we are, but in case you missed any of our podcasts from the show, here’s the definitive guide! First, Brigid Alverson, Deb Aoki and The Beat Herself reunited for “Three Women in a Hotel Room” – a sorta daily podcast of our impressions of the show, […]
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As you may have recalled, Ridley is actually one those big comics fans in Hollywood and spent a while writing comics for Wildstorm, including a run on the Authority, the mini-series Razor’s Edge: Warblade, and The American Way. The latter is a book that really deserves to be on more comics reading lists—an 8 issue mini-series drawn by Georges Jeanty and Karl Story that has similar themes to Darwyn Cooke’s New Frontier about the cold war and superheroes, but treats them with a much harsher view. The book follows the government’s development of the Civil Defense Corps, a pr-driven team of superheroes introduced in the early 60s, and the turmoil that stem from the first African-American member in the Civil Rights era. A lot of comics mini-series have tried to be “the Next Watchmen” and The American Way is one of the few series that takes that tired “What if superheroes really existed???” idea and gives it a take based on the real world and not the imagined one.