DC Comics has announced that it is returning to the world of Watchmen for a new Rorschach comic book series from writer Tom King and artists Jorge Fornes and Clayton Cowles, which will be published through its DC Black Label imprint.
As revealed by THR, Rorschach “picks up 35 years after the world learned that the alien telepathic squid which killed millions was actually a creation of Ozymandias’ meant to give the world a common enemy. Though the Minutemen are through and Doctor Manhattan’s long since left the Earth, Rorschach is an object of cultural fixation whose popularity spikes when a pair of assassins presenting themselves as the masked vigilante turn up on the scene with a plan to assassinate President Robert Redford.”
“Like the HBO Watchmen show and very much like the original ‘86 Watchmen, this is a very political work.” said King. “It’s an angry work. We’re so angry all the time now. We have to do something with that anger. It’s called Rorschach not because of the character Rorschach, but because what you see in these characters tells you more about yourself than about them.”
You can check out a first look preview here…
It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias was exposed for dropping a giant telepathic squid on New York City, killing thousands and ending the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. The Minutemen are gone; only their memory lives on. Especially the infamy of Rorschach, who has become a cultural icon since Dr. Manhattan turned him to dust.
Rorschach may have spoken truth, but he wasn’t a hero…
So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as part of a pair of assassins trying to kill the first candidate to oppose President Robert Redford in decades? Follow one determined detective as he walks backward in time, uncovering the identities and motives of the would-be killers, taking him deep into a dark conspiracy of alien invasions, disgraced do-gooders, mystical visions, and yes, comic books.
Rorshach #1 is set to go on sale on October 13th.