DC Comics is once again delving into the supernatural and the undead. Just shy of the graphic novel release of the zombie story ‘DCeased,’ the company announced they are returning with the twelve-part ‘DC Vs. Vampires.’ This will pit the Justice League against an army of vampires who have an appetite for superheroes.
“The Hall of Justice gets an unexpected—and undead—visitor in this exclusive first look at the debut issue of DC vs. Vampires,” DC Comics said in a press release. “Some super-villains want to rule the world. Others want to enslave its people. Some may want to destroy Earth, while others really do want to save it…they’re just terribly misguided on how to do it. But vampires? Vampires just want to eat us all. For generations, they’ve lived among us, hidden in plain sight and kept in line by a system of laws they alone shape. Now those systems are gone and the world’s most ravenous threat is about to be unleashed…and even the Justice League might not be able to stop it.”
This is not the first time that members of the Justice League have battled vampires. In 2009, DC Comics released ‘Batman and Superman Vs. Vampires and Werewolves’ written by Kevin Van Hook with art from Nathan Eyring.
Now they will revisit the supernatural plain arena with the creative team James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg, and Otto Schmidt for this limited series.
DC Comics also released a preview of the cover:
— DC (@DCComics) October 22, 2021
“DC vs. Vampires #1 is the debut chapter in a twelve-issue limited series by James Tynion IV, Matthew Rosenberg and Otto Schmidt that promises to transform the DC Universe in ways never before seen,” DC wrote. “Inspired by comics like DCeased, DC vs. Vampires is an all-new superhero nightmare by a team that knows how to terrify (you have read Tynion’s Joker series, right?) and it kicks off next Tuesday, just in time for Halloween. We’d hate to spoil the fun, so we’re not going to say too much about what to expect. However, October is the season for treats along with its tricks, so we’re giving you a small sneak peek at the debut issue.”
The first issue of the series will be available for Halloween, with print and digital comics being released on Tuesday, October 26.