Stargirl series from Geoff Johns coming to the DC Universe streaming service, and “Shazam,” The Killing Zone, and “Three Jokers” are revealed
So I got a chance to take a peek at the upcoming DC Universe streaming service, and let me tell you guys, it’s going to be incredible. There’s tons of content, and the layout and navigation are incredibly sleek and intuitive.
Besides the Titans trailer we haven’t seen any footage of the service’s original series, but we can add another project to the growing list of content: Geoff Johns is creating a Stargirl series. This is a perfect fit for him, since he kind of created the character, and Stargirl is a character ideal for the service.
Also, Johns will be writing a brand new Shazam series that’s set to debut this fall, and first details about the Three Jokers series have been released. Check out the details below.
GEOFF JOHNS ANNOUNCES STARGIRL SERIES FOR DC UNIVERSE SERVICE
REVEALS UPCOMING ‘SHAZAM!’ COMIC BOOK SERIES AND SHARES NEW DETAILS ON ‘DOOMSDAY CLOCK’ AND MORE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2018
Geoff Johns delighted fans at his Spotlight panel Thursday at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 with the news that he is writing and executive producing STARGIRL for the DC Universe digital subscription service. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will also executive produce. The original series is the sixth for the brand new service and focuses on the character that started Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion.
STARGIRL follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.
The STARGIRL announcement was just one of a series of reveals from Johns during his lively panel, during which Johns also shared the newly released TITANS trailer and the panel room roared as Robin takes center stage for the new series.
Before the crowd could settle down, Johns revealed he will return to SHAZAM! with an ongoing comic book series, reuniting with artist Dale Eaglesham. SHAZAM #1 will debut on November 21, the same Wednesday before Thanksgiving that Johns debuted DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 in 2017.
Speaking of DOOMSDAY CLOCK, Johns revealed new art by Gary Frank from issue #6, out July 25. Johns shared that the new issue will provide fans with Mime and Marionette’s origin stories.
Finally, Johns revealed a first look at BATMAN: THREE JOKER by artist Jason Fabok and announced that the series will be published under the DC Black Label imprint, which promises the provocative and daring storytelling fans have grown to expect from the DOOMSDAY CLOCK writer.
More details on Stargirl as we hear them at Comics Now.
It was also revealed that the previously announced The Killing Zone label will be a politica story featuring characters that haven’t been used in years or even decades. It will span from 1940 to 2040 and star characters he has never written. Check the gallery below for a first look at Johns’ upcoming Shazam series, as well as a look at Jason Fabok’s work on Three Jokers and the imprint logo for The Killing Zone.