DC Announces Two New Series
This past weekend, the streets of Seattle were awash with the colors of capes, cowls, tights, and more, as Emerald City Comicon took over the Washington State Convention Center for three days. DC Comics took the opportunity to announce two new series, Trinity of Sin: Pandora and Vertigo Comics‘ Brother Lono, an all-new 8-part miniseries spinning out of the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling series, 100 Bullets!
In stores this spring, Trinity of Sin: Pandora will shine a solo spotlight on the elusive character Pandora and begin to unravel the details of why she’s such an integral part of DC Comics-The New 52. Written by Ray Fawkes and illustrated by Daniel Sampere, this new series will be complimented by The Phantom Stranger – which will be retitled to Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger when co-writer J.M. DeMatteis takes over full writing duties in June.
Pandora is the mysterious character we saw as the new DC universe formed and a little is known about her. The mysterious protagonist “carries unfathomable guilt and this searing anger with her — guilt because she may very well be responsible for all this suffering, and anger because she thinks she never had a chance to avoid unleashing it. She has reason to believe the game was fixed. So she’s had all the time in the world to crawl through every kind of shame and pain and remorse you can imagine, and she’s come out on the other side of it with a strong, pure sense of purpose. Is that going to lead to more trouble? Yeah, of course it is. But trouble for whom?” That’s what Fawkes gave up about the new series. It’s a new action/horror title in his eyes and a quest for vengeance.
This spring also brings Brother Lono which will reunite the Eisner Award winning creative team of Vertigo Comics’ 100 Bullets – including writer Brian Azzarello, artist Eduardo Risso, colorist Trish Mulvihill, letterer Clem Robbins and cover artist Dave Johnson.
Azzarello says the new series isn’t a continuation of 100 Bullets, nor a sequel. It focuses on one of the characters tha happened to survive. Everyone else in the series will be all new characters. It just follows what Lono has been doing since we last saw him. The series will be very much about what drives him.