‘Star Trek’ actor Michael Dorn might have wowed fans with his portrayal of Worf in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ ‘Deep Space Nine,’ and most recently in the third season of ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ but now he is trying his hand at writing comic books.
DC Comics has announced that Dorn will be writing a new comic book series “Steelworks” that features the character of John Henry Irons, known as the Justice League member Steel.
“On June 6, just in time for the character’s 30th anniversary (first appearance: Adventures of Superman #500), Actor and science fiction icon Michael Dorn, picks up the reins in his comic book writing debut in Steelworks, a six-issue limited series,” DC said on their website. “Featuring art by Sami Basri (Catwoman, Harley Quinn), Dorn is no stranger to Steel, Metropolis, or Superman, having voiced the character in the fan favorite Superman: The Animated Series.”
He expressed his excitement for the project saying, “Writing a comic book is a completely new experience for me.”
“But working with Sami and seeing his art has really helped me bring the personality of John I crafted in the series to the page,” Dorn added. “I can’t wait for fans to see what we’ve got planned!”
Created by Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove, Steel made his debut in the fallout from the “Death of Superman” 1992 arc. He has gone on to be an ally of Superman and the Oracle.
DC Comics described the series explaining, “While John’s professional life is firing on all cylinders, his personal life is even better, as his on-again, off-again relationship with Lana Lang might be back on, permanently. Now he must decide whether it’s time to give up being Steel once and for all. But does John even know who he would be without his superhero identity? How does the other Steel—John’s niece, Natasha Irons—feel about his momentous decision? And does any of that matter if Steelworks crumbles around him when he lacks the superpowers to fight back.”
Clay Mann will illustrate the cover for the first issue of ‘Steelworks:’
DC Comics announces STEELWORKS, a new series from Steel voice actor Michael Dorn with artwork by Sam Basri. The new #Steel comic hits shelves this September!
Check out the official cover for STEELWORKS #1 by Clay Mann! pic.twitter.com/Y2Zr2o2LIb
— The Nerdy Basement (@nerdy_basement) March 10, 2023
Dorn also portrayed the President of the United States in the second season of ‘Heroes.’
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