A New Black Adam Series from Christopher Priest and Rafa Sandoval!

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Christopher Priest and Rafa Sandoval Team up for BLACK ADAM Series

Issue One Available at Local Comic Shops on June 21

Powered  by  stunning  art  by  Rafa  Sandoval (Justice  League)  and  breathtaking  painted  covers  by  Irvin  Rodriguez  (Detective Comics),  writer Christopher  Priest  (Deathstroke, Justice  League)  brings  his  trademark  wit  and  skill  for  character deconstruction  to  an  entirely  fresh  examination  of  the  man  you  love  to  hate! The first issue of BLACK ADAM series will be available at local comic book shops on Tuesday, June 21.

“Forgive the cliché, but I’ve rarely been this excited about a new project,” said writer Christopher Priest. “DC has provided an amazing opportunity for me to explore and, to some degree, reimagine this character in a very new light while bringing new challenges and consequences to a man who has lived far too long and is desperate for redemption. Rafa Sandoval brings palpable voltage to every panel, bringing out my Kirby-Simonson Big Noise instinct as Rafa’s gifts take me to places I never knew I wanted to go. My only regret is we only have 22 pages a month for this.”

There is no forgiveness for Black Adam. This is the reality Teth-Adam, immortal man of indomitable will, must face when he discovers he has been infected with an incurable plague destroying his immortality. Haunted by the specter of centuries of dark deeds, Black Adam transfers his powers to a worthy successor who will redeem Adam’s  legacy  and  defend  their  ancestral  homeland  of  Kahndaq,  only  to  subsequently  become mystically “handcuffed” to him when Adam’s plague is arrested, giving birth to perhaps the most volatile  and  dysfunctional  super-team  in  DC  history!

“I have been a lifelong fan of everything about Shazam and one of the things I always wanted is to draw a charismatic villain, and black Adam is perfect for this,” said Artist Rafa Sandoval. “This is the first time I’ve had an opportunity to work with Christopher Priest and his attention to detail, attentiveness and openness makes him a great creative partner.”
 

Black Adam #1 1:50 Throwback Variant by Cully Hamner

BLACK ADAM will feature open to order variant covers by Rafa Sandoval, Mikel Janin and Lucio Parrillo, as well as a 1:25 variant by Crystal Kung, 1:50 throwback variant cover by Cully Hamner, a 1:100 foil variant by Lucio Parrillo and a team variant cover by Travis Mercer and Danny Miki.

BLACK ADAM #1 
Written by
CHRISTOPHER PRIEST 
Art by RAFA SANDOVAL 
Cover by IRVIN RODRIGUEZ 
Variant covers by RAFA SANDOVAL, MIKEL JANIN, and LUCIO PARRILLO 
1:25 variant cover by CRYSTAL KUNG 
1:50 throwback variant cover by CULLY HAMNER 
1:100 foil variant cover by LUCIO PARRILLO 
Team variant cover by TRAVIS MERCER and DANNY MIKI 
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock) 
ON SALE 6/21/22 

BLACK ADAM #1 will be available at local comic book shops and participating digital retailers on Tuesday, June 21.

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