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New series THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE is 2018’s...

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...

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Steve McQueen and John Ridley may be feuding, but you can...

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.