Taylor + Putri bend the knee for ‘Dark Knights of Steel’

The 12-issue series from DC re-imagines the DC heroes in a medieval setting.

Tom Taylor has spent a lot of time in alternate realities, from DCeased to the Injustice titles to Marvel’s upcoming Dark Ages. Now he and artist Yasmine Putri will draw swords, literally, in Dark Knights of Steel.

The new DC maxi-series arrives in November, introducing a world where a certain spaceship carrying a certain Kryptonian baby landed in a medieval world.

“Combining two of my favorite things, DC superheroes and high fantasy, is my absolute happy place,” Taylor said on Twitter. “I grew up reading Lord of the Rings alongside Superman. Terry Pratchett alongside Garth Ennis. Robin Hobb and Mark Waid. Dragonlance and Justice League…”

The 12-issue title will feature new origins for Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, as well as Black Lightning, Harley Quinn, John Constantine and more.

“This is for the fans of Game of Thrones and Critical Role,” Taylor said. “This is for the kids who took dice to school, who chose their own adventure, and dreamed of flying in a cape. This… is Dark Knights of Steel.”

Here’s the solicitation text for the first issue:

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #1
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Yasmine Putri
Cover by Yasmine Putri
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 of 12
Variant by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
1:25 variant by YASMINE PUTRI
Retailer team variant cover by WAYNE REYNOLDS
$4.99 US (Both covers card stock)
ON SALE 11/2/21

An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems…

From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Superman: Son of Kal-El) and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational tale of good and evil within a brand-new DCU!

And DC also early solicited the second issue, so here are the details on it (it arrives in December):

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #2
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Yasmine Putri
Cover by Yasmine Putri
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 2 of 12
Variant by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
1:25 variant by YASMINE PUTRI
$4.99 US (Both covers card stock)
ON SALE 12/7/21

The epic high-fantasy DC Universe adventure continues as a shocking assassination has the kingdoms on the brink of world war! From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Superman: Son of Kal-El) and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational high-fantasy tale of good and evil within the DCU!

Check out some of Putri’s artwork below, along with variant covers by Joshua Middleton, Putri and Wayne Reynolds:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.