NYCC 2018: DC and Funko Reveal DC Primal Age Including a Comic by Marv Wolfman
At New York Comic Con 2018, DC Comics publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee hosted a “Meet the Publishers” panel to kick off the show. There was lots of news including the launch of DC Primal Age. DiDio made reference to a recent interview on DC Daily where he talked about finding some old sketches and designs for a 1980s-era comic and toy line called Primal Age. With an announcement by Funko of a new retro-style barbarian fantasy-themed action figure line called DC Primal Age, Dan had to confess that the interview he did was part of a larger stunt and there was never a comic planned.
However, the joke was on Dan when DC writing icon Marv Wolfman took the stage. Wolfman spoke with Dan and Jim about his plans to write a comic book based on this new line of toys by Funko, with art provided by Scott Koblish. Titled DC Primal Age, Wolfman revealed initial details about his story, explaining the mythos behind the toy line and how it will be rooted in the sword and sorcery genre, reminiscent of DC comics like Warlord and Hercules Unbound. In addition, the DC Primal Age comic will also include several short stories featuring DC characters rendered in the style of Funko’s new action figure line.