DC reveals 'We Are Legends' - an initiative to launch new superheroes in new comics of their own
Spirit World, City Boy, and The Vigil come from creators including Alyssa Wong, Ram V, and Greg Pak
This May, DC is celebrating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Month with 'We Are Legends' — the umbrella title for the launch of three all-new miniseries featuring three all-new superheroes… although readers who’ve been paying attention to DC’s releases over the past few months just might have seen them before.
Each of the three 'We Are Legends' titles spin out of shorts that have appeared in the Lazarus Planet one-shots published by DC across January and February, introducing new powers and concepts into the DC Universe. All three of the series will feature both 'We Are Legends' and Dawn of DC branding on their covers.
The three series are:
Alyssa Wong and Haining introduced their new creation, Xanthe, in Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1, and now their story continues in a six-issue series opening with a continuation of the Dark Fate short as John Constantine guests to help Xanthe rescue Cassandra Cain from a gang of jianshi — Chinese hopping vampires. Haining provides two covers for the first issue, with additional covers from Dustin Nguyen, Trung Le Nguyen, and Zu Orzu. Check out the covers, and some interior preview art, below.
A new superteam created by Ram V and Lalit Kumar Sharma, the Vigil debuted in Lazarus Planet: Next Evolution #1 and will next be seen in two upcoming issues of Detective Comics; in the new series, the team — made up of Arclight, Saya, Dodge, and Castle — are dedicated to preventing future metahuman research and the continued creation of superhumans as weapons for others to use. Unsurprisingly, this is going to lead them into conflict with more than a few familiar faces in the DCU. Kumar Sharma provides the main cover to the first issue, with Mukesh Singh, Pop Man, and Anand RK (the latter working with Kumar Sharma) creating variants. Look at a preview of the covers and interiors from the first issue below.
Readers have already had a couple of chances to meet Cameron, Greg Pak’s newest creation who can talk to cities; he’s shown up in both last year’s Wildstorm 30th Anniversary Special and Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn #1. Now, he’s getting his own series by Pat and artists Minkyu Jung and Sunny Gho, which will see him traveling to famous locations across the DCU — Metropolis! Themyscira! — as he simply tries to find a way to make a living without getting mixed up in to much trouble. The first issue features covers by Jung, InHyuk Lee, Michael Choi, and Alexandre Tefenkgi. Check out the covers in the gallery below.
All three titles run six issues and launch in May; Spirit World launches May 9, followed by The Vigil on May 16, and City Boy on May 23.
Take a look at a preview of Xanthe’s first appearance from Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1.