After one well-received relaunch of a classic Freedom Fighters character with their 4-part miniseries The Ray, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti are having a go at another one – this time, with a 4-part Phantom Lady series, due to start at the end of August.
Freedom Fighters veterans J&J will be teaming up with artists Cat Staggs and Rich Perotta for the series, which will bring her into the New 52 DCU along with her partner, Doll Man.
“Phantom Lady and Doll Man is an exciting return to the roots of the characters as pulpy, street level crime fighters with a few new twists and some heavy sci-fi overtones,” Gray says. “We took the best of their original core concepts and updated them with no relation to our previous work on Phantom Lady and Doll Man in the Freedom Fighters. You're getting in on the ground floor of the origin story of two people whose lives intersect and a common threat that transforms them into pretty amazing and engaging superheroes.”
“We are super excited to reconnect with characters we have been so close with over the years, and getting to create something both exciting and visually cool in the process,” Palmiotti adds. “With this series, we dig into who Phantom Lady and Doll Man are, how they came to be and how they fit into The New 52. There is something for everyone here and we are having a blast!”
Check out this Amanda Conner cover image for Phantom Lady #1 and wish she was doing more interiors.