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WATCH: James Tynion IV on pairing up with Jim Lee for The Immortal Men

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Oct 19, 2017, 12:35 PM EDT

James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) is living the dream with his upcoming project, The Immortal Men, which is being drawn by "one of the greatest artists in the medium," Jim Lee.

Those are Tynion's words, as you can hear in our NYCC 2017 interview below, but you won't find us disagreeing.

If you're lucky enough in your career as a comic book writer, you might get to work with such a celebrated name as Lee's, and see your words matched with artwork by not only a world-renowned penciler, but also the Co-Publisher of DC Comics.

The Immortal Men

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First introduced in 1965's Strange Adventures #177 with a tale titled “I Lived a Hundred Lives," Immortal Man is the leader of the Immortal Men, and was later defined as Klarn Arg, the caveman chief of the Bear Tribe and sworn enemy of Vandar Arg (Vandal Savage) of the Wolf Clan.

In the Dark Nights: Metal prequel comic, Dark Days:The Forge, a clandestine organization residing in a lair beneath Philadelphia known as “The Campus” speaks in lofty tones about a secret group they refer to as the “Immortal Men.”


Here's the official synopsis of Tynion and Lee's new Metal spinoff title, The Immortal Men:

“THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years—but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope—an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival—but will Conquest get to him first?

In the SYFY WIRE interview below, Tynion elaborates on working with Jim Lee, creating an entire new corner of the DC Universe, giving his boss all the crazy stuff in his head, and taking to the plot style of writing.

The Immortal Men #1 appears in comic shops on Dec. 6.

Additional reporting by Jeff Spry.