Fan of Jenkins’ opening Deadman tale or not, DC Universe Presents remains a tantalizing experiment, especially for those of us eager for lower tier characters to get star turns in a monthly book. Boston Brand has made for a polarizingopening act, but there’s been little clue as to the underdogs waiting in the wings for the series’ second arc. Until now.
DC Comics announced this morning that February’s issue #6 will see the start of a new story line featuring the Challengers of the Unknown. First introduced in the late 50s by Jack Kirby in the pages of Showcase, the team of adventurers will receive a modern update from Dan DiDio and artist Jerry Ordway. It seems a natural fit for DiDio, who’s more than exceeded expectations on the new O.M.A.C. title with co-writer and artist Keith Giffen.
Here’s a look at the cover by Ryan Sook. Oh yes.