DC might have figured out that “Dark Matter” was a multi-season TV show that was based on a Dark Horse comic, because they’re rebranding their Dark Matter line (which you probably were just referring to as the “Metal spin-offs”) as the “New Age of DC Heroes.”  And DC just released a ton of art for that after their NYCC panel.

Among things getting dropped:

  • Yes, that’s Tom Strong on the art for The Terrifics.  I think all attempts at detente with Alan Moore are over, so the next question is where will Promethea turn up next?
  • Steve Orlando and Ryan Sook are doing a new “mystery title,” The Unexpected.

  • Justin Jordan and Philip Tan will be doing a new title, The Curse of Brimstone, which will be a horror title.

Official PR and a LOT of art follow:

Initially announced with as Dark Matter, fans also got to hear and see the latest on what’s been renamed as the New Age of DC Heroes. Spinning out of METAL, the unique vertical gatefold covers were revealed for THE TERRIFICS, THE IMMORTAL MEN, DAMAGE, THE SILENCER AND SIDEWAYS. DiDio reminded the crowd that all debut issues would launch at a $2.99 price point and that the gatefolds could hold some “easter eggs” that will be revealed throughout the series.

NYCC fans were also introduced to two additional titles added to the New Age of DC Heroes lineup, along with their creators. Writer Justin Jordan, who also is co-writing SIDEWAYS with DiDio was on hand to talk about his vision for THE CURSE OF BRIMSTONE, showing off some of the early artwork and character designs, while Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER, BATMAN/SHADOW) got to introduce fans to his new mystery title, THE UNEXPECTED.

Writers of several of the one-shots, crossovers and tie-ins that are key elements of METAL were on hand to talk about their contributions to this awesome story – BATMAN: THE MURDER MACHINE writer Frank Tieri, THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS writer James Tynion IV, along with THE FLASH writer Joshua Williamson and HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS’ Robert Venditti, whose titles are part of the “Bats out of Hell” four-issue crossover (along with JUSTICE LEAGUE). Each writer discussed working with Scott and Greg, coordinating their individual issues to advance the overall narrative of the main story. Fans also got a look at the covers to each of the crossover issues, that when connected, form one mega-image of the Justice League and Green Lantern taking on the evil Batmen of the Dark Multiverse.



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