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Black Label is an imprint of DC Comics.

Black Label focuses (but not exclusively) on elseworld and out-of-continuity stories about some of The DCU's most popular characters, written and drawn by prominent creators in comics.

Most of these are new titles original to the imprint, but reprints of older stories that fit the Black Label ethos (e.g. Kingdom Come) are also included in the line.

The first wave of Black Label titles began in Fall 2018, with Batman: Damned (by Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo) serving as its inaugural release, while 2017's Batman: White Knight was folded into the imprint with its first graphic novel printing.


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Comic Books note 

  • Batman: Damned — When Joker's dead body is recovered, Batman journeys through a Gotham City hellscape with John Constantine to uncover the killer's identity. Written by Brian Azzarello and drawn by Lee Bermejo.
  • Batman: Last Knight on Earth — Billed as "the last Batman story ever told," Batman wakes up in post-apocalyptic tale where the villains have won. Written by Scott Snyder and drawn by Greg Capullo.
  • Batman: Three Jokers — Picking up on the DC Rebirth revelation that there have been three different Jokers throughout history. Written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jason Fabok.
  • The Other History of the DC Universe — A "literary" recounting of DC Universe history that focuses on characters from marginalized groups. Written by John Ridley and drawn by TBA.
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  • Superman: Year One — A definitive retelling of Superman's origin story. Written by Frank Miller and drawn by John Romita Jr.
  • Wonder Woman: Diana's Daughter — Twenty years after superheroes have been phased out of society, a young woman rises to become a new beacon of hope for the world. Written by Greg Rucka and drawn by TBA.
  • Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons — A "Homeric" epic about the history of Queen Hippolyta and the Amazons, before Steve Trevor washed up ashore on Themyscira. Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and drawn by Phil Jimenez.

Graphic Novels note 

DC Black Label provides examples of:

  • Hotter and Sexier: Batman: Damned has a few heavily shadowed shots of Bruce's dick, which drew controversy not just for their inclusion but also for being airbrushed out of the digital version and reprints.
  • Spiritual Successor: To the defunct Elseworlds imprint.


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