After DC Metal, a handful of new titles will spin out on their own. One of those is The Immortal Men, which is being written by James Tynion IV with art by Jim Lee. This is the second regular title that Lee has worked on in recent years that did not feature one of DC’s trinity, the first being Suicide Squad with Rob Williams.
Of course, Lee working on any title makes it a headliner, and this is a new collaboration for Lee to work with the prolific Tynion, making The Immortal Men one to monitor in coming months.
"It feels a bit like the start of Image Comics when we were creating all new characters, but it's different in that it's in the DC Universe," Lee told SYFY WIRE. "We're already making connections to characters that exist like Vandal Savage, Ra's al Ghul, Hawkman all of these other immortal characters that tie into the theme of the book, which is looking at immortality in the DCU.
"Beyond all of that cosmic stuff, (The Immortal Men) is about a privileged young man who is not a very likable person and loses everything in his life. His father is killed, his family and business is destroyed. He finds out his father is a very shady character who, unbeknownst to him, had led a double life. So everything he knew to be true wound up being false and he was living this lie. Then he discovers that he himself holds the potential for great power."
Lee has plenty more to say about The Immortal Men in our interview with him at New York Comic Con. You'll also discover what it's like to juggle co-publisher duties and art chores on DC Comics. Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts about The Immortal Men in the comments section below.
Additional reporting by Ernie Estrella.