Black Adam Gets His Own Series From Christopher Priest, Rafa Sandoval And DC Comics

by Olly MacNamee

Christopher Priest  (Deathstroke, Justice  League) has been revealed as the writer for the new Black Adam comic book series coming. Joining him on art duties will be Rafa Sandoval (Justice  League), which debuts Tuesday, June 21st from DC Comics.

And Christopher Priest can’t wait to get stuck in:

“Forgive the cliché, but I’ve rarely been this excited about a new project. DC has provided an amazing opportunity for me to explore and, to some degree, reimagine this character in a very new light while bringing new challenges and consequences to a man who has lived far too long and is desperate for redemption. Rafa Sandoval brings palpable voltage to every panel, bringing out my Kirby-Simonson Big Noise instinct as Rafa’s gifts take me to places I never knew I wanted to go. My only regret is we only have 22 pages a month for this.”

Rafa Sandoval added:

“I have been a lifelong fan of everything about Shazam and one of the things I always wanted is to draw a charismatic villain, and black Adam is perfect for this. This is the first time I’ve had an opportunity to work with Christopher Priest and his attention to detail, attentiveness and openness makes him a great creative partner.”

“There is no forgiveness for Black Adam. This is the reality Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, must face when he discovers he has been infected with an incurable plague destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of dark deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam’s  legacy  and  defend  their  ancestral  homeland  of  Kahndaq,  only  to  subsequently  become mystically “handcuffed” to him when Adam’s plague is arrested, giving birth to perhaps the most volatile  and  dysfunctional  super-team  in  DC  history!”

No preview as yet, but we d have a slew of variant covers to share with you:

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