Electric Warriors is a six-issue limited series launching from DC in November. Steve Orlando and Travel Foreman take us to 2735, when the world is just recovering from the Great Disaster and interplanetary disputes are settled by diplomatic gladiators called “Electric Warriors” in trial by combat. Set firmly in the DCU’s future, after the time of Kamandi and before the Legion of Super Heroes forms, Orlando likens the Electric Warriors as the Dark Ages to LSH’s Age of Enlightenment.
While there was an ’86-’87 Electric Warrior comic from DC by Doug Moench and Jim Baikie, the two comics do not seem to be related at first glance.
Official PR follows:
Comics icon Jack Kirby’s Great Disaster is the backdrop for diplomacy, violence and mystery in ELECTRIC WARRIORS, a six-issue miniseries written by Steve Orlando (WONDER WOMAN, MIDNIGHTER, JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA), with art by Travel Foreman (ANIMAL MAN, BIRDS OF PREY, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED).
In 2735, the Earth emerges from the Great Disaster to rejoin the galaxy, finding a universe teetering on the brink of galactic war. To forestall Armageddon, interplanetary conflicts are settled through Trial by Combat, with diplomatic gladiators known as Electric Warriors. Against the bloody battlefield of the dead Sector 666, these lone warriors sacrifice their lives to ensure that their worlds may live in an always-fragile peace.
“Like Overwatch or Battle Royale, ELECTRIC WARRIORS will feature a team of unique, memorable leads representing a wide spectrum of readers in a setting rife with danger and adventure,” said Orlando. “This is the unexplored future of Jack Kirby’s DC Universe, rising from the Great Disaster of Kamandi. If the Legion of Superheroes is the universe’s Age of Enlightenment, the setting of ELECTRIC WARRIORS is more akin to the Dark Ages.”
Diplomacy, especially the violent diplomacy that is the province of the Electric Warriors is a dangerous enough game, but what happens when the players find out that the game has been rigged, and rigged by those that they’ve chosen to serve?
“I’m very excited about Electric Warriors, I’ve been a fan from afar of Steve Orlando and it’s amazing to have the chance to bring his vision for the book to life. What I think people are going to enjoy most about the book are the brand-new characters, each with a tie to DC legacy, set in a section of the DC lore rarely touched upon. It’s going to be a wild ride.”
ELECTRIC WARRIORS is a six-issue monthly miniseries debuting in November.