Black Label Archives

Mark Waid & Bryan Hitch on DC's Superman: The Last Days of Lex Luthor
On the 15th of August 2021, Bleeding Cool reported that Bryan Hitch was working on a new Superman comic book, for DC's Black Label line, then in September that it would be written by Mark Waid and inked by Kevin Nowlan. Mark Waid/Bryan Hitch/Kevin Nowlan Black Label Superman From DC Comics Once upon a time, Mark Waid[...]
Peacemaker Tries Hard in Mature Readers DC Black Label Comic in May
We may not know when we'll get a second season of the HBO Max Peacemaker series, (though we are definitely getting one, says James Gunn), but fans of John Cena's adult-oriented portrayal of the character may take solace in the newly-announced six-issue DC Black Label miniseries, Peacemaker Tries Hard! No, we weren't shouting that opening[...]
DC Reveals First Look at March's Waller vs. Wildstorm #1
Now, DC has revealed some pages from the book, along with a ton of details about the four-issue Black Label limited series. From the press release: In the late 1980s, as the Cold War stubbornly refuses to thaw, a new battle heats up, this time for the soul of the intelligence agency Checkmate As the agency's super-heroic[...]
Whatever Happened To Swamp Thing: Green Hell?
Swamp Thing: Green Hell is a three issue limited series from DC Comics/Black Label by Jeff Lemire and Doug Mahnke, that had its first issue published in December 2021 and even got a second printing Issue 2 was scheduled for February, which then slipped into March, and the third and final issue was solicited for[...]
Cover image for Aquaman: Andromeda #1
Breaking with the tradition of every Black Label comic starring Batman, Aquaman: Andromeda #1 gives someone else a shot Will this crazy idea work? There's only one way to find out Check out the preview below. AQUAMAN: ANDROMEDA #1 DC Comics 0322DC040 0322DC041 – Aquaman: Andromeda #1 Bryan Hitch Cover – $6.99 (W) Ram V (A/CA) Christian Ward Deep in the[...]
Aquaman Andromeda Will Get Multiple Eisner Nominations Next Year
(It's the DC Black Label mini from Ram V and Christian Ward, whose art feels like the center of the whole thing It's visually stunning, maybe my favorite thing he's done.) One of the original impulses behind Black Label was to create evergreen, continuity-free stories featuring DC characters — this 100% succeeds; I could see[...]
Nice House On The Lake #8 Review: Worth Any Cost
Credit: Black Label/DC Comics Walter is an extraterrestrial who has been living on earth for years, knowing all the while that the planet's time was running out He was secretly making a list of people who would be placed in a safe place away from the literal end of the world However, his friends were all[...]
Rorschach Creative Team Reunites for Danger Street on DC Black Label
Tom King, Jorge Fornes, and Dave Stewart, the creators who took a massive crap all over the wishes of Alan Moore and creator rights in general by participating in the creation of the unauthorized sequel to Watchmen, Rorschach, are getting the band back together for Danger Street, a new DC Black Label 12-issue series described[...]
Finally, an Adults Only Aquaman Comic... Will We See his Trident?
When DC first launched Black Label, a mature readers label for creators to tell stories featuring DC characters like Batman, The Joker, Batman, Harley Quinn, and Batman, it was one of the most seminal moments in comics since that Alan Moore thing with the ejaculating fish demon that, despite being published by Avatar Press, the[...]
Batman: Beyond the White Knight by Sean Murphy Launches in MArch
Finally answering fan complaints that there simply are not enough Batman titles on the stands each month, DC Comics has announced a new entry in the Black Label White Knight Universe Batman: Beyond the White Knight, by Sean Murphy (no Gordon in the credits), sees Bruce Wayne break out of prison after 10 years to[...]
Wonder Woman Historia
Third date lucky? The wait is over, and the entire story of the Amazons can finally be told! Best-selling DC talent Kelly Sue DeConnick (Aquaman) and Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman By Phil Jimenez Omnibus) will explore the ancient history of the Amazons, expand the mythology and world of Wonder Woman as we know it, and launch[...]
Jeff Lemire's New Swamp Thing Series, Green Hell For DC Black Label
The same time I wrote this series I also wrote another 3-issue oversized Black Label book for one of my all-time favourite artists, Doug Mahnke! That one will be announced this coming month and when it is I'll get more into it here." And this is it A three-part mini-series for DC Black Label, Swamp[...]
Nice House On The Lake #4 Review: Literary Quality
Credit: DC Black Label Twelve people were invited by their friend Walter to vacation in Wisconsin at a luxury home Some knew each other in different stages of education, some as adults drinking in New York City bars, but Walter was the connective tissue However, Walter was an alien and set them all aside as his[...]
Mark Waid/Bryan Hitch/Kevin Nowlan Black Label Superman From DC Comics
Venom in October, the introduction to Redcoat in November, Superman Black Label next year with Mark Waid inked by Kevin Nowlan (yeah, spoilers), Redcoat series and something truly massive I'm not even mentioning But it's HUGE Yeah, I've been busy this year Each new project from Venom onwards is more challenging and exciting than anything[...]
Black Label Editor Maggie Howell Leaves DC Comics For Something New
She was the heart and soul of our original Black Label group under Mark Doyle, assisting me on nearly all my books and contributing to every line: Sandman Universe, Young Animal, Hill House, Vertigo, and Black Label Most readers won't know that Maggie has been running point on the phenomenally successful WHITE KNIGHT line since[...]
First Look at Superman vs. Lobo, a Black Label Comic Not About Batman
DC Comics has released a preview of Superman vs Lobo #1, a new comic by Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie, Mirka Andolfo, and Arif Prianto hitting stores on Tuesday from… wait a minute… from DC Black Label?! A Black Label comic that isn't about Batman, The Joker, or Harley Quinn? Who approved this?! Heads are going[...]
The cover to Batman: One Dark Knight by Jock
In a choice for an upcoming DC Black Label book hitting stores in December sure to shake the publishing world to its foundations, superstar artist Jock has chosen Batman as the subject In landing on this choice, Jock scoured through every possible option of Black Label subject matter, which to date includes: Batman, The Joker,[...]
Lonely City: Cliff Chiang Catwoman Series Set for DC Black Label
This October, Cliff Chiang will write, draw, color, and letter a new 4-issue Catwoman series for DC Black Label called Catwoman: Lonely City The story takes place a decade after Batman, The Joker, Nightwing, and Jim Gordon were all killed and Catwoman sent to prison Now she's our, Harvey Dent is the mayor, and hilarity,[...]
Bill Willingham Fables Returns With #151 - But First, Batman vs. Bigby
DC Comics has announced the return of the popular DC Vertigo series Fables with Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham as a DC Black Label beginning with Fables #151 as well as a six-issue mini-series Batman vs Bigby! A Wolf in Gotham by Bill Willingham with pencils by Brian Level, inks by Jay Leisten, and colours[...]
The Nice House On The Lake #1 Review: Diaphanous, Clever
Credit: DC Black Label Let's start with the degree of difficulty This book's story hinges on twelve main characters There is a nifty little narrative device here that gets you into each one quickly, using the last one added to the "cast" as a perspective character That is absolutely not easy, and despite all the work[...]
Brian Azzarello & Alex Maleev's Black Label Suicide Squad: Get Joker
It had been noted that there hadn't been a new prestige-format Black Label in the manner in which former Senior Editor Mark Doyle had intended the imprint to be used for, in quite some time And now we do Thought this one has been in the works for three years or more. Brian Azzarello & Alex[...]
Garth Ennis & Liam Sharp Batman/Killer Croc Comic From DC Black Label
Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp are working together for the first time on Batman/Killer Croc, a new comic book from DC/Black Label, Batman: Reptilian, out in June Garth Ennis isn't usually one for superhero comics, and when he gets near them, people start vomiting on Batman or sexually violating Green Lantern But he popped by[...]
IDW Make DC/Black Label Founder, Mark Doyle, Editorial Director
Mark Doyle founded the Black Label imprint at DC Comics Bleeding Cool first got a whiff of it back in 2017, but soon it all came together and DC Comics made a lot of money from prestige format mature readers comics with their biggest names, as well as bringing in Gerard Way to DC for[...]
In Hellblazer: Rise And Fall #3 – Everyone Gets A Gun!
Bleeding Cool has mocked comic book writer Tom Taylor and artist Darick Robertson for their Hellblazer: Rise And Fall mini-series for DC Comics' Black Label Specifically for the decision to portray British police carrying handguns as a matter of course With Tom Taylor's reason that he simply didn't realise that they didn't And that it's[...]
Jeff Lemire Has Two DC Black Label Comics, One With Doug Mahnke
But he also talked about two planned projects for DC Comics as part of their mature readers superhero line, Black Label. I also wrote two new DC Black Label series last year that have not been announced yet, but both are being drawn as we speak One is being drawn by Doug Mahnke, whom I have[...]