It’s Groundhog Day, a date that feels pointedly ironic this year given the global monotony of the past 11 months or so. But here’s something new: the debut of our first original DC Universe Infinite series, Let Them Live! Unpublished Tales from the DC Vault!
Let Them Live!, a new series featuring DC’s previously unpublished comic book stories, debuts on DC Universe Infinite as an added bonus for subscribers. It will publish on ComiXology and other digital platforms on a biweekly basis. Let Them Live! is DC’s first original title to debut on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE.
LTL is a fictional narrative featuring DC’s Ambush Bug working as a night janitor at the DC offices, written by Elliott Kalan ( Mystery Science Theater3000, The Daily Show , Spider-Man and the X-Men) , will frame each issue. One of DC’s few fourth-wall breaking characters, Ambush Bug will introduce each story from a vault of unpublished DC comics and provide a meta-narrative for fans to react to. With writer Elliott Kalan and artists Mike Norton and Marissa Louise at the helm, DC will give readers a glimpse into some of the untold (soon to be told!) stories of DC’s infinite universe.
I think Alex (@HubCityQuestion) mentioned this on Twitter, but he’s absolutely correct. This is Tales from the Crypt: DC style, with Ambush Bug as our Crypt Keeper.
In any case, I’m putting this down as an absolute W for DC’s new-look editorial. This is a really fun and creative use of the anthology format as a platform for the wackier, more experimental material that doesn’t fit in anywhere else because of its inventory designation.
If you want to maximize the value of your all-you-can-read comics service in a crowded market, that’s one way to do it.
I participated in a podcast where we drafted a dream team Justice League and my second pick, sixth overall, was Ambush Bug. No joke. (First pick was Darkseid as the villain.) There was a reasoning behind it and I stand behind that pick.
I am so excited about this and am so pleased to see the promises of DCUI coming to fruition. They told us there would be DC Universe Infinite Originals and here we are getting one less than two weeks into the relaunch. Amazing and so, so cool.
Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go read this. Now.