Renowned Serbian artist Stevan Subic, who has drawn the likes of Tarzan and Conan and worked with publishers like Soleil, Titan and Delcourt, will make his DC Comics’ debut on the Riddler: Year One, a new Black Label title coming later this year.
“DC Comics has officially unleashed the word & it is traveling around the globe already. Excited to join the flow!” Subic said on Twitter.
Subic is joined by first-time writer Paul Dano on the project. Dano has appeared in such films as Cowboys & Aliens, 12 Years A Slave and Little Miss Sunshine. He also played the Riddler in the recent The Batman film.
According to the press release, the series “explores the background of how accountant Edward Nashton” — that’s the Riddler’s real name in the film, rather than “Edward Nygma” — “went from a simple Gotham City nobody to becoming Batman’s nemesis, setting them on a collision course in the blockbuster feature film.”
The first issue of the six-issue, bimonthly miniseries is expected to arrive in October.