Four-Issue Prestige Format Limited Series Launches March 22, 2022
Joshua Williamson has become one of the most prolific writers at DC, leaving an indelible mark on a host of DC titles and characters. He’s entertained comic book fans with celebrated runs on The Flash, Batman/Superman, Deathbed, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, Justice League: No Justice, and Batman/The Flash: The Button. His exciting work continues on current titles, including Robin, Deathstroke Inc. (a key series in the upcoming Shadow War crossover), Justice League Incarnate, Infinite Frontier, and, most recently, Batman.
This March, Williamson and artist Leomacs (Hill House Comics’ Basketful of Heads) take Central City’s most infamous citizens out of retirement for one last—and potentially fatal—score in Rogues, a four-issue Prestige format DC Black Label limited series.
“Rogues is unlike anything I’ve done at DC,” says Williamson. “It’s closer to my own creator-owned works. It’s a crime book full of super-science, dark humor, lost civilizations, and crazy action set pieces, but it’s all played straight, with the dark edge and morality-play qualities of classic noir stories. Rogues takes everything we love about these classic characters and sends them violently crashing into a noir story that makes the ideal DC Black Label series.”
Williamson believes that Leomacs’s distinctive art style is the perfect visual complement to his gritty story: “I was amazed by Leomacs’s work in Basketful of Heads,” he commented. “It knocked me off my feet. So when I found out he was interested in working on Rogues, I was super excited. When I saw his first pages for issue #1, they completely exceeded my expectations. Working with him brings an incredible amount of thoughtfulness and insight into the world of the Rogues.”
Ten years ago, the Rogues disbanded and went their separate ways. But time hasn’t been kind to the former blue-collar super-criminals. Caught in an endless cycle of prison, rehab, dead-end jobs, broken relationships, probation, and bottomless restitution fees, the Rogues are sick of paying for their crimes. Luckily, Captain Cold has a plan. One last job that will leave them all richer than their wildest dreams and free from their past…if they can survive. The Rogues plan to steal the world’s largest stockpile of undocumented, untraceable gold. But to pull off this heist, they’ll need to head into the heart of Gorilla City and rob Gorilla Grodd himself, a super-villain now turned ruthless boss of the largest crime syndicate on Earth. This DC Black Label series presents the Rogues as you’ve never seen them before, taking on a neo-noir heist guaranteed to make readers’ blood run cold.
“I love this series because it’s the twisted, blackhearted mirror of our current DC Black Label title Catwoman: Lonely City,” said DC group editor Chris Conroy. “While that story is a love letter to the Gotham-villain milieu, Josh and Leomacs are going to show the Rogues some tough love. Very, very tough. When the editorial team saw this pitch, we knew it was a slam dunk—Josh understands the world of the Flash inside and out, and no one has ever written a more terrifying Gorilla Grodd.”
Book one of this four-issue Prestige format limited series arrives in comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Illustrator Sam Wolfe Connelly provides the main cover, with a variant cover by series artist Leomacs and a 1-in-25 ratio variant cover by Michael Cho. Visit your local comic book store for availability and preordering.