Vice News is reporting that Mark Wiedenberry, the creator of the “Rocket Wars” comics series, will join the team of DC Comics creators as part of a new creative team.
Wiedens creations include “Star Wars: Battlefront” and “Batman: The Killing Joke,” among others.
“Rocket War” is a space combat game for the Oculus Rift, and it was announced in January that Wiedeny would be a part of it.
“As a former creator of ‘Rocket War,’ Mark will be able to bring his vision of space combat to the world’s largest comic book company,” DC Entertainment CEO Greg Weisman said in a statement at the time.
Wiernies new venture is a little bit more ambitious than that, and has more of a sci-fi feel to it.
He will be co-creating the first solo superhero series, “The Secret Society,” and he’s also working on a “Rocket City” comic book series for Marvel.
Waid is also set to launch a new line of “Batman”-themed comic books, starting with “Batman Beyond” and continuing through “Justice League Dark” and a “Batman and Robin” series.
“In his new role at DC, Mark will bring his unique talents to DC Comics’ creative team, including a new ‘Rocket City’ comic book and a new superhero series.
We’re excited to see what Mark brings to the table with the new team,” Marvel said in its statement.
Whedenberry will join DC Comics on July 31, 2019, according to a press release.
“He will be responsible for writing the new ‘New 52’ version of ‘The New Adventures of Superman’ and ‘Justice League,’ as well as ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Wonder Man,’ and ‘Aquaman,'” DC Entertainment President of Publishing, Geoff Johns said.
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Wiedenburg will be working with Geoff Johns and Jim Lee on the new “Rocket League” series and will also be writing a new “Batman” comic, DC Entertainment said in the press release announcing the new creative teams.
“Mark will be helping to develop a new slate of books for DC Entertainment’s new universe, including the ‘Superhero’ titles ‘Superman: The Animated Series,’ ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Starman,’ ‘Justice Leaguers,’ ‘Batman: Beyond,’ ‘Red Hood and the Outlaws,’ ‘Wizards of Waverly Place,’ and more,” Johns said in an email.
Wienenberg will also write the first “Superman” comic in more than two decades, and he’ll be writing an “Arkham Knight” series that will also feature a new villain, Wiedberg said in his new statement.
“This will be the first time that we have seen a creative team with two different creators working together,” Johns added.
“We are excited to welcome Mark to DC and look forward to his contributions.”
Wiedensteiner previously worked with Johns on “Green Lantern” and the “Flashpoint” series, and the pair worked together on the “Green Arrow” title, “Aquamarine” series for DC and the current “Batman, Incorporated” title.
He also worked on the current DC animated series “Batman/Superman.”
“Mark is an accomplished storyteller and a master storyteacher, and we’re excited that he will join this team of talented creators at DC,” Johns wrote.
“With this team, we’re bringing a brand new look to the superhero genre, and I’m sure this will be a fun ride.”