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Frazer Irving joins John Rozum for Xombi revival

Xombi #1

DC Comics announced today that Gutsville and Batman & Robin artist Frazer Irving will join writer John Rozum on the new Xombi series that’s coming next year. They also shared the cover for the first issue (above)

“Creator and writer John Rozum returns to the fan-favorite title to continue the story of David, and to give the DCU a new corner of urban horror to explore,” said Editor Rachel Gluckstern on The Source blog. “Right from the start, John’s throwing David in over his head, giving new readers and old friends alike the chance to dive into a new story and hold on for the ride. Joining him will be the excellent star artist Frazer Irving on all visual duties to create a world few have seen and fewer still dare to dwell.”

Xombi, the story of a medical researcher whose supernatural wounds were cured by nanomachines that render him immortal, ran for 22 issues. Like the other Milestone characters, Xombi is now part of the DC universe, having been introduced into it last year in Brave & the Bold #26. Rozum recently posted more background information about the character on his blog.



Please please please please please more Milestone.

I hope this means some Xombi collected editions.

That cover is gorgeous. One of the things I rather like about DC’s Batwoman stuff is that it’s a visually distinct book and I’d love for them to do further things along those lines. This looks like it could do both that and remain it’s own entity, which would be nice.

Holy cow, that’s good news!

Xombi? Really?
I mean, I thought the first series was great in a bonkers way but it seemed Xombi fans were few and far between.

And I do hope they continue with the Morrison’s-Doom-Patrol-goes-urban-horror style instead of being, you know, just another superhero title with nanobots.

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