Lee Weeks and Mitch Gerads head to Sanctuary for "Heroes in Crisis" as miniseries expands to nine issues

Lee Weeks and Mitch Gerads head to Sanctuary for "Heroes in Crisis" as miniseries expands to nine issues

Heroes in Crisis is one of the most highly-anticipated series of the year, and with good reason: it’s from the superstar team of Tom King and Clay Mann, with King drawing on his own personal experiences to show how superheroes respond to trauma and anxiety.

If you weren’t already looking forward to the series, then perhaps this news will move the needle: besides expanding from a seven-issue series to nine issues, both Lee Weeks and Mitch Gerads will each be penciling an issue. That… that’s an embarrassment of riches with all that artistic talent. Check out the details below.

Per DC:

HEROES IN CRISIS EXPANDS TO NINE ISSUES

Artists Lee Weeks and Mitch Gerads Join Tom King and Clay Mann in Revealing More Secrets of Sanctuary

Beginning September 26, Eisner Award-winner Tom King’s new limited series, HEROES IN CRISIS, introduces a new generation of readers to the concept of a “Crisis” within the DC Universe. This time, instead of a reality-ending event, this crisis is ripped from real-world headlines: How do superheroes handle PTSD? How do DC’s Trinity—Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman—handle the traumas and anxieties of fighting crime and saving the world, over and over again? And what happens when the safeguards that have been in place for years, fail?

First announced as a seven-issue series by Tom King and artist Clay Mann, HEROES IN CRISIS now expands to nine issues, with King collaborators Lee Weeks and Mitch Gerads providing art for the added issues. These issues will provide added insight into King and Mann’s epic tale, with Weeks (BATMAN/ELMER FUDD) handling art duties for issue #3 and Eisner award-winning Gerads (MISTER MIRACLE) providing art for issue #7.

Heroes in Crisis #1 hits comic shops and digital retailers on September 26.

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