DC Comics:

DC proudly presents a new 12-issue maxiseries debuting this October by Tom King (Mister Miracle) and Jorge Fornés (Batman), together delivering a new vision of one of the most riveting characters from Watchmen—a figure in a fedora and a trench coat, loved by some, reviled by others—Rorschach.

It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias was exposed for dropping a giant telepathic squid on New York City, killing thousands and ending the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. The Minutemen are gone; only their memory lives on. Especially the infamy of Rorschach, who has become a cultural icon since Dr. Manhattan turned him to dust.

I’m so excited to read this. King’s work on similar books for The Vision and Mister Miracle is considered by many to be career-defining. With Rorschach’s history, and the excellent art of Jorge Fornés, this book could be yet another slam-dunk.

I’m happy that, like the recent Strange Adventures by King, Gerads, and Shaner, this new book will be part of DC’s Black Label line. It just wouldn’t be right to see a darker, grittier character like Rorschach fitting into DC’s main, more family-friendly line.

If you’re not familiar with artist Jorge Fornés, I highly recommend giving his work a look. He worked with Tom King on Batman (#67, 71–72, 84) and Daredevil (#16–18) over at Marvel with writer/artist Chip Zdarsky. Based on his previous work and the art we’ve seen so far, I can’t think of a better artist for this book.

The first issue ships in October.