Red Hood, Mr. Miracle stories to spin out of DC Future State

The current DC Future State event is just beginning. DC Comics has announced two new titles related to the brand-wide event.

After getting a taste of future Red Hood in Dark Detective #2, fans are getting more. Future State: Gotham centers around Jason Todd’s new life as a Magistrate bounty hunter.

“Set in the world of DC Future State, this series continues against the backdrop of a possible future Gotham City seen in other titles such as Future State: The Next Batman, Future State: Harley Quinn, Future State: Robin Eternal and Future State Nightwing,” DC said in its announcement. “Rendered in stark, black and white tones, Future State: Gotham will evoke the gritty, noir aesthetic that reinforces Gotham City as a living, breathing part of any Bat-family story.”

The six-issue debut story arc is titled “Hunt The Next Batman.” Co-written by Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver with art from Giannis Milonogiannis, Future State: Gotham begins on May 11.

“Disaster strikes Gotham City and all evidence points to Tim Fox, The Next Batman! Jason Todd chooses justice over his family and allies when The Magistrate enlists him to bring in the new Batman, dead or alive! Featuring the entire cast from the popular DC Future State Batman titles, Future State Gotham  begins the next chapter in this inevitable world of tomorrow and does so with this dynamic, noirish format.”

Also, fans have seen some of Mr. Miracle in Future State: Superman: Worlds at War. Now Shilo Norman is getting his own six-issue monthly miniseries starting May 4.

Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom is written by Brandon Easton with art from Fico Ossio. The pair takes Norman to the present DC universe, revealing his journey to becoming the “Super Escape Artist” of tomorrow.

“This series functions as a de facto origin story and a reintroduction of Shilo Norman,” Easton said. “Fico and I have a fantastic opportunity to establish him as a major hero in the DC pantheon, while making him a more complex character.

“The series will explore Shilo’s dealings with the trappings of celebrity, his understanding of the ‘Mister Miracle’ identity and his possible connection to the New Gods. We’ll also dive into what it means to be a Black superhero in a world where his heroism is in conflict with a society full of distrust and suspicion.”

Showbiz/superhero rule #2: Timing is everything. There’s a new performer in town who wants to knock Mister Miracle off his pedestal and stake a claim to his famous moniker! Can Shilo break free of this trap?