DC have just announced that this October, Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Jorge Fornés (Batman) will be teaming up for a brand new 12-issue RORSCHACH maxi-series.
Here’s the official blurb:
It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias was exposed for dropping a giant telepathic squid on New York City, killing thousands and ending the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. The Minutemen are gone; only their memory lives on. Especially the infamy of Rorschach, who has become a cultural icon since Dr. Manhattan turned him to dust. Rorschach may have spoken truth, but he wasn’t a hero.
So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as part of a pair of assassins trying to kill the first candidate to oppose President Robert Redford in decades? Follow one determined detective as he walks backward in time, uncovering the identities and motives of the would-be killers, taking him deep into a dark conspiracy of alien invasions, disgraced do-gooders, mystical visions, and yes, comic books.
Speaking about the series, King said “Like the HBO Watchmen show and very much like the original ‘86 Watchmen, this is a very political work. It’s an angry work. We’re so angry all the time now. We have to do something with that anger. It’s called Rorschach not because of the character Rorschach, but because what you see in these characters tells you more about yourself than about them.”
Featuring colours by Dave Stewart and lettering by Clayton Cowles, RORCHACH #1 goes on sale October 13th 2020, and will carry DC’s Black Label descriptor, identifying the content as appropriate for readers ages 17+.
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