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Black Lightning and Blue Devil will star in DC Universe Presents.

July 5th, 2012 by Jay Comments

“Along with the edict of the New 52, Black Lightning and Blue Devil are younger,” Andreyko told Comic Book Resources. “They’ve been around when we start the story, but they haven’t been around for a very long time.

“This isn’t their 50th adventure; this is really early in their partnership. There’s still lots of kinks to work out. Tonally, it’s taking what worked about the characters pre-New 52 and being faithful in the sense of what the original creators established with them, but not be beholden to that – using what works and extrapolating from that, not tying them down to any pre-existing continuity or expectations.

“Basically, the theme of the whole New 52: if you knew these characters before, then you will definitely enjoy this book, but if you didn’t, you will enjoy this book just as much, if not more, because there isn’t ages and ages of backstory for them.”

The writer has promised a light-hearted element to a story that also includes tragedy, “stakes and high drama”.

Artist Robson Rocha will join Andreyko for the five-part story, with character designs provided by Brett Booth.

The Black Lightning and Blue Devil arc will launch in DC Universe Presents #13 in October.

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