Both Marvel and DC have announced their plans for Black History Month, which includes the return of their traditional anthologies featuring Black creators and characters.
DC’s anthology, DC Power, will arrive in stores on Jan. 30 with a cover by Chase Conley. It will feature a new story by N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell, which will showcase the first meeting of Green Lanterns Sojourner “Jo” Mullein, from their award-winning Far Sector comic, and John Stewart. Here’s a preview:
The 104-page anthology will also features stories by John Ridley, Brandon Thomas, Lamar Giles, Shawn Martinbrough, Cheryl Lynn Eaton, Alitha Martinez, Edwin Galmon, Khary Randolph, Denys Cowan, Tony Akins, Asiah Fulmore and more, featuring The Signal, Crispus Allen, Anissa and Jennifer Pierce, Bloodwynd, Val-Zod, Nubia and more.
Here’s a look at the comic’s variant cover by Campbell, above.
The 2024 Marvel anthology will be titled Marvel’s Voices: Legends, and will include:
- Writer David F. Walker and artist Eder Messias will pit Patriot against Crossbones as the Young Avenger explores his own family’s legacy.
- SF/fantasy writer Justina Ireland puts the spotlight on Misty Knight in a Daughters of the Dragon story.
- Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul, BTTM FDRS) makes his Marvel debut with a Deathlok story drawn by artist Sean Damien Hill.
- Plus more to be announced.
Caanan White provides the cover, and no doubt we’ll see some variant covers and more about the content roll out between now and Jan. 31, when it arrives in stores.