Webtoon and DC have announced release dates for the next two titles in their joint digital comics initiative: Zatanna & The Ripper launches July 11 and Red Hood: Outlaws launches August 14.
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Written by Sarah Dealy and illustrated by Syro, Zatanna & The Ripper meets the titular mage on her 21st birthday when she witnesses a fight between her father, Giovanni Zatara, and the sorceress Allura. To prevent Allura from reaching Zatanna, Giovanni sends her back to 1800 London, trapping her there until he brings her back to the present.
Zatanna can pull things from the past and the future, so she can fill her tiny 19th-century apartment with modern technology. She’s basically resigned to living in this age forever, but then John Constantine shows up and tells her how to get home: solve the Jack the Ripper murders. Unfortunately, Zatanna is on the notorious serial killer’s hit list, which means she’ll be hunting him while he’s hunting her.
Red Hood: Outlaws is written by Patrick R Young and illustrated by Nico Bascuñán. When the Justice League issues a challenge to Little Red Riding Hood, Artemis of Bana-Mighdall, and Bizarro, the Outlaws have to replace their “good, two-shoed counterparts” and battle supervillains and superheroes alike, but the real fights are between they. Spoiler alert: Outlaws trying to go legit don’t end well. In fact, DC says they “fail spectacularly.”
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“We’re excited to continue to expand DC’s storytelling, with fun, out-of-continuity stories that introduce our characters across different worlds and genres, that any fan, new to DC or not, can immerse themselves in,” says the publisher. of DC. -Chief Marie Javins.
Webtoon VP of Content David Lee adds, “Our collaboration with DC continues to bring some of the most exciting characters from the DC pantheon to a new generation of comic book fans, with new stories and new takes on classic heroes. Our Work with DC I’ve seen incredible support from fans and industry peers, and we can’t wait to share the latest series with readers.”
Webtoon and DC first announced their collaboration in August 2021, and have since published Vixen: NYC and the Eisner-nominated Batman: Wayne Family Adventures. New Zatanna and Red Hood titles expand both publishers’ offerings and will make even more iconic DC characters available to Webtoon’s massive audience of more than 82 million monthly readers. (opens in a new tab) worldwide, an approximate 14 percent increase from last year.
Zatanna & The Ripper debuts July 11 and Red Hood: Outlaws debuts August 14 on Webtoon.
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