Although Joss Whedon has spent the last few years tearing up the box office by directing two Avengers films, he still has an itch to do a lot of his own creating. To that end, at the Dark Horse Comics panel yesterday at Comic-Con, he announced (via IGN) a new creator-owned series that will allow him to do just that. See the cover for the first issue of Joss Whedon’s Twist below.
Although not a lot is known about the premise of the series, Whedon did give a brief taste of what the concept for it will be. He said, or rather asked, “Why isn’t there a female Victorian Batman?” That single question holds a lot of possibilites, and it should be interesting to see how Whedon explores a new, creator-owned comic book series: a first for him.
Whedon’s highest profile work in comics, like in movies, is with Marvel. In 2004, he began a seminal run with artist John Cassaday on Astonishing X-Men, a self-contained series that acted as something of a follow-up to Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men, which at that point had recently concluded. He also took over for writer Brian K. Vaughan as the writer of the Runaways ongoing series for a time, and has overseen all of the comic book exploitations of his Firefly/Serenity and Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchises that have also all been published by Dark Horse.
Comics fans will likely all agree that a new series with Whedon’s name attached should be a very interesting prospect, as he’s certainly one of the most respected genre storytellers working today. For more on this series as more details are revealed, keep it locked on GeekNation!
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