DC Comics has announced in their February 2021 solicitations a new anthology series called Truth and Justice, which seems poised to explore the publisher’s deep bench of characters, doing so in digital-first stories that will eventually be compiled in print editions.
At least, that’s how it looks at launch. Truth and Justice will debut digital-only on January 8, with the first of three $.99 weekly stories. Those stories will then be collected in a 40-page print edition available February 16. So, that’s the format. The other main quality of this book is that it looks like it will focus on DC’s less-heralded deep bench characters, while giving rising creators a chance to write them.
The first story, for example, will be about the character Vixen, from the creative team of writer Geoffrey Thorne, artist ChrisCross and Jordi Tarragona.
“This series continues in the tradition of popular DC titles such as Adventures of Superman, Sensation Comics, and Legends of the Dark Knight, exploring the length and breadth of DC’s rich character history,” DC wrote in a press release. “In addition, the series will serve as a platform for new, emerging storytellers to reveal their takes on popular DC characters.”
You can read that press release in full below…
This January, the ideals of truth and justice—concepts synonymous with DC’s superheroes from the Golden Age of Comics to the present day—are the foundation for a new anthology comic book series, Truth & Justice. This series continues in the tradition of popular DC titles such as Adventures of Superman, Sensation Comics, and Legends of the Dark Knight, exploring the length and breadth of DC’s rich character history. In addition, the series will serve as a platform for new, emerging storytellers to reveal their takes on popular DC characters.
Truth & Justice debuts digitally on January 8, 2021, with the first of three 99-cent weekly stories, which will be collected as a 40-page print issue available February 16, 2021. Vixen makes her Truth & Justice entrance in a story written by Geoffrey Thorne (Future State: Green Lantern, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panthers Quest), with art by Chris Cross and Jordi Tarragona.
Mari McCabe is many things: superhero, model, activist; but can she add god-killer to the list? Vixen teams up with Dr. Mist and Impala of the Global Guardians to face down an ancient deity that’s taken over the body of a scientist investigating powerful magical artifacts. Vixen will need to dig deep and use all the abilities in the animal kingdom to face down this powerful primeval threat!
Subsequent installments of Truth & Justice will showcase the heart and spirit of the wide-ranging characters featured across DC’s Multiverse. With an endless array of characters to choose from—heroes, villains, aliens, animals—you name it, we have it!