The writer of 12 Years a Slave is making a DC comic about marginalized heroes
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Some of the most interesting glimpses into superhero universes have taken place from less conventional perspectives, from the gumshoe detectives of Gotham Central to the blue-collar construction workers of Damage Control. This winter, 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley will reexamine some of the most iconic moments of the DC Comics universe through the personal stories of John Stewart, Extraño, Vixen, Supergirl, Katana and Renee Montoya all heroes from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups.
The comic book miniseries, titled The Other History of the DC Universe, will focus on the lives of those behind the costumes, and their endeavors to overcome real-world issues.
I could not be more excited by the opportunity…