The Other History of the DC Universe Coming From John Ridley

Esequiel Farfan
Enero 14, 2018

Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave") will examine the DC mythology through the lens of women, people of color and LGBTQ characters via a new miniseries, "The Other History of the DC Universe", DC announced Friday. He was also the creator of acclaimed ABC series American Crime, which ran from 2015 to 2017. But a new series, written by Oscar victor John Ridley, is set to re-examine that mythology through a new lens: that of those traditionally disenfranchised in society.

Ridley is now teaming with DC Comics for a new literary miniseries, The Other History of the DC Universe. In the series, fans will see how their favorite characters struggle with issues facing disenfranchised groups.

Ridley has been flirting with the world of superheroes for a while now. It's unclear what issues the story will explore, though racism, sexism, and poverty are likely to be addressed.

According to the announcement, The Other History of the DC Universe will feature heroes including Green Lantern John Stewart, Extraño, Vixen, Supergirl, Katana and Rene Montoya, among others.

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"I could not be more excited by the opportunity to excavate the canon of the DC Universe through a vast array of characters who've earned their seat at the table", Ridley said in a statement from the publisher. "I'm very impressed with DC's commitment to making their history as reverent and urgent as it is engaging and entertaining for all its many fans".

The miniseries won't be Ridley's first foray into the superhero genre.

A now publishing sequel, The American Way: Those Above and Those Below, picks up the story a decade later, with all the political tension of the '70s put through the same lens. However, there hasn't been any updates on that project in quite a while.

The scope of The Other History of the DC Universe fits the overall theme of the DC in D.C. event, which looks to unite entertainment and public service in Washington D.C., the federal capital of the United States.

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