DC Comics Finally Announces Milestone Media’s ‘Blood Syndicate’ Coming This May

by Olly MacNamee

DC Comics and Milestone Media have finally confirmed that Blood Syndicate: Season One will launch on Tuesday, May 10th.

Cover by Dexter Soy,

Origianlly announced during DC FanDome 2021 by Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan and Milestone partner Reggie Hudlin, Blood Syndicate: Season One will be a six-issue limited series written by Geoffrey Thorne (Future State: Green Lantern, Green Lantern), with art by CHRISCROSS and Juan Castro.

“Making Blood Syndicate the fourth pillar of this new Dakotaverse was just a matter of time. Holocaust’s recruitment of ‘Bang Babies’ in Static Season One was a big hint that we’d eventually address the impact of the ‘Big Bang’ on Paris Island. Landing Geoffrey Thorne and CHRISCROSS as writer and artists for the series was pretty much the icing on the cake; they’re the perfect team for telling this story.” – Reggie Hudlin

“This new incarnation reunites original Blood Syndicate members Tech-9, Wise Son and Fade—and returns them to Paris Island, Dakota’s densest and most impoverished borough, and the one hit hardest by the sickness, death, superpowers, and social upheavals of the Big Bang. Both Wise Son and Tech-9 have returned from their military tours in Afghanistan to a Dakota that’s far different from the one they left. While Icon and Rocket have been cleaning up the streets of drug traffic, other “Bang Babies” have been forming rival gang factions. At the same time, Holocaust has been doing some recruiting of his own, gathering a super-powered army to rule Paris Island with an iron fist. As he gains more and more influence, who’s looking out for the people when the other Dakota heroes aren’t around? And what secrets are Wise Son and Tech-9 hiding from their time overseas? When the battle lines get drawn through their neighborhoods, who of the many superpowered individuals on Paris Island will rise up to fight back for their turf—and who will fight for a chance at power far beyond the block?”

Character designs by CHRISCROSS/Wil Quintana
Character designs by CHRISCROSS/Wil Quintana
Character designs by CHRISCROSS/Wil Quintana

Blood Syndicate: Season One #1 features a main cover by Dexter Soy, with an “OG” (old school) variant cover by CHRISCROSS, a “new school” variant by breakout artist Nikolas Draper-Ivey (Static Season One), and a 1-in-25 ratio variant cover by Juliet Nneka. Check local comic book shops for details and pre-ordering.

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