DC has announced that Strange Adventures, the upcoming Adam Strange maxi-series by Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Evan “Doc” Shaner and Clayton Cowles, will now be a Black Label title and will carry an “Age 17+ content descriptor” on the cover.
“As Strange Adventures was coming together, we had to take a step back and look at what made the most sense for the project,” said DC Group Editor Jamie S. Rich. “Since its tone and themes are more in the vein of Mister Miracle than, say, Tom King’s work on Batman, we decided that it made more sense to give Strange Adventures its own space, where Tom, Mitch, Doc and Clayton could follow the story to all the different places it might take them.”
DC’s Black Label imprint was created to allow creators to tell “standalone, often out-of-continuity projects featuring our most iconic characters,” kind of like Frank Miller did with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns back in the 1980s. They are typically more adult-oriented stories as well.
“Like Mister Miracle, Strange Adventures is hugely ambitious,” said King. “Unlike Mister Miracle, this isn’t another tale of one man’s angst or trauma or recovery. Strange Adventures is fundamentally about something larger, deeper, and darker; it’s trying to speak to the nature of truth and how our assumptions about that nature can tear us apart.”
In addition to the imprint change, DC also released preview pages from the first issue, which you can see below:
Strange Adventures #1 arrives in stores March 4.