Last November, DC revealed that Cyborg would get her own ongoing series in May as part of its Dawn of DC initiative, but did not reveal the series’ creative team. And now the publisher has finally filled in the gaps.
Along with a recently revealed ongoing series of Titans that Cyborg will also be a member of and a revamped Green Lantern title, DC announced that veteran artist Tom Raney will be joined by writer Morgan Hampton, a participant in The Milestone Initiative Talent Development Program, to launch Cyborg series on May 16.
While Victor Stone will spend some time in Blüdhaven with his reconstituted Titans teammates, the new series finds him returning to his hometown of Detroit after a family emergency.
Cyborg “surprisingly” finds himself enjoying the “simple life” of letting his guard down and being around people who know him as the Victor that he was, rather than the superhero that he is now. But this is the DC series, so you know his newfound simple lifestyle is going to be complicated.
“But a lot has changed in Detroit while Victor has been gone,” reads DC’s description. “An aggressive new company is turning Motor City into an overclocked engine for revolutionary artificial intelligence…and no one knows better than Cyborg that technological transformation always comes at a high human cost!”
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The new series will be previewed in a Cyborg story by Hampton in the January 31 DC Power: A Celebration anthology.
The Milestone Initiative Talent Development Program, which Hampton participated in, was created to “identify, educate, spotlight and empower” the next generation of black and diverse cartoonists
Debuting on May 16, Cyborg will join the recently announced Titans ongoing series by Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott, the revamped Green Lantern by Jeremy Adams and Xermánico, Batman: The Brave and the Bold #1 by various creative teams, and Shazam by Mark Waid and Dan Mora as May Dawn of DC launches.
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