Elseworlds.net News from Matt The News Editor! - 21 Nov 00
SUPERMAN: SHOGUN OF STEEL
Writer Ben Raab is to work on a new 64-page prestige format Elseworlds project entitled Superman: Shogun Of Steel; with art by Josue Justiniano (Beast Boy/Titans, which Raab wrote).
The story is set in ancient Japan..."a time of myth and mystery, when wars ravaged the land and the power of a strange Shogun from beyond the sea brought even the mightiest samurai to their knees..."
"But all hope is not lost," explained Raab. "A rebellion is taking place throughout the fractured nation. A group of freedom fighters have banded together to reclaim their country from the tyranny that has kept their people down for years. Led by a beautiful but deadly ninja girl, these heroes are Japan's only hope against the dreaded Shogun of Steel...Or are they?"
"Enter a young gaijin boy with a mysterious past. A stranger in this strange land, he is raised from infancy by a poor fisherman and taught the noble eightfold path to enlightenment. One day, this boy...named Hoshi...discovers there`s much more to him than meets the eye. He can do things far beyond the abilities of mortal men. The question in Hoshi`s mind that he's so desperate to answer is...`Why me? `
Soon enough, he'll discover his destiny..."
DC Comics say that this project is, as yet, unscheduled.
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BYRNE`S GENERATIONS 2 IN THE WORKS
Its possible that John Byrne will be writing a sequel to his 1998-99 DC Elseworlds prestige-format mini-series Superman & Batman: Generations: An Imaginary Tale. Though he hasn't signed the contract Byrne announced the sequel last month and the sequel is proposed for a mid-2001 debut.
"As it stands at present, Generations 2 will begin in 1942 and proceed in incremental jumps of eleven years (as opposed to the decade jumps last time), so as to end in 2019," Byrne told Newsarama ( www.fandom.com/comics ). "This time, at the request of editor Mike Carlin, the scope will expand to include more of the rest of the DCU, including the likes of Hawkman, Green Lantern, Flash, etc, as well as the stars of the previous series.
As with G1, the series will attempt to play to both the 'mood' of the particular decades in which the chapters occur, as well as the kinds of inconsistencies which have cropped up over the years."
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JSA: THE UNHOLY THREE
The creative power trio of Dan Jolley, Tony Harris and Ray Snyder are gearing up to begin work on JSA: The Unholy Three, the sequel to their prestige-format Elseworlds mini-series JSA: The Liberty Files, but before readers get to see that they'll have another Elseworlds project to look forward to from the creative team -
Superman/Batman: The Hell Machines.
It seems that 2001 will be the year of the sequel!!
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FARMER & DAVIS`
DC has released some more details on a a couple of February projects Newsarama told you about the last few months...creators Mark Farmer and Alan Davis` Superboy/Legion Elseworlds limited series, entitled appropriately enough, Superboy`s Legion .
According to DC, "A rocketship blasts away from an exploding planet just in time. Inside the ship, the last survivor of an entire civilization sleeps. His destination: 20th-century Earth. Only the Kryptonian ship veers off-course, enduring a thousand-year journey into the 30th century, where it ends up being discovered by billionaire industrialist R.J. Brande.
"The story of the Last Son of Krypton takes a different, yet somehow familiar twist in SUPERBOY`S LEGION, a 2-issue Elseworlds miniseries in the Prestige Format from the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE NAIL creative team of writer/inker Mark Farmer and penciller Alan Davis (The Avengers). Brande`s now adopted son, `Kal,` grows up an impetuous teenager with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Alone and without purpose, Kal is regarded by many as a childish boy who dreams about the super-heroes who protected Earth a millennium ago. But certain events prompt young Kal to turn those dreams into reality, as he decides to find other unique teens like himself and form a Legion of Super-Heroes! Unfortunately, their first mission may turn into a nightmare for the young group of heroes, as unseen forces enter the equation and look to strengthen their grip on a universe they already control! "
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BATMAN: HOLLYWOOD KNIGHT
In the Golden Age of Hollywood, at the height of production of the great serial movie adventures, the most successful serial of all features a man in a Bat-suit, fighting crime and striking fear into the hearts of evildoers. But this "fiction" soon becomes a reality in BATMAN: HOLLYWOOD KNIGHT, a 3-issue Elseworlds miniseries written by Bob Layton and illustrated by Dick Giordano.
Sketches from THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES BACK
Catgirl (Robin from dark knight 1)
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