This July, DC Comics will be launching a new stand-alone series, entitled National Comics. National Comics will tell done-in-one stories, exploring some of The New 52′s characters that, while interesting, don’t currently have an outlet for their tales. The first four in the spotlight will be Eternity, Madame X, Rose and Thorn, and Looker. Each of these will have one issue to introduce the reader to their little corner of the universe, with the hopes of building from there.
The first issue, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Cully Hamner will center around Eternity. This is the story of police coroner Christopher Freeman. After being given a second chance on life, he finds himself with the ability to resurrect the dead. Freeman uses his new ability to help those he resurrects to find their murderers and to gain closure, so they can continue to the other side.
At least three of these would be at home in The Dark family of books. Rose and Thorn could potentially fit there, but I’d think she/they would fit more in line with The Edge books, alongside Grifter and Deathstroke. Either way, the solo focus on non-mainstream characters will be a quick way to give readers a peek at what’s going on beyond the core 52 titles and their characters.
Stay tuned to GeekDad for more on National Comics.