DC Comics has announced a new Watchmen-related comic series featuring the “return” of Rorschach. You might be wondering how that could be since he was killed.
In the upcoming comic, it’s been 35 years since Ozymandias dropped a giant telepathic squid on New York City. This event resulted in the death of thousands and put an end to the public’s trust in heroes. During the conflict, Rorschach became a cultural icon after Dr. Manhattan turned him to dust.
What does this mean for the new comic?
Rorschach spoke the truth, but he wasn’t a hero.
After all these years, the idea of Rorschach’s comes to light when a pair of assassins try to kill the first candidate to oppose President Robert Redford in decades. A determined detective will walk backwards in time to try to uncover the identities and motives of the would-be killers. This will take him into the dark world of conspiracies, alien invasions, and even comic books.
The series will be written by Tom King with art by Jorge Fornés. King made the following statement:
“Like the HBO Watchmen show and very much like the original ’86 Watchmen, this is a very political work. 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.”
Rorschach #1, by Tom King, Jorge Fornés, Dave Stewart and Clayton Cowles, goes on sale October 13, 2020. It will be published under DC’s Black Label descriptor, which means it’s appropriate for readers ages 17+. The book will have $4.99 price with card stock cover artwork by Fornés and a variant cover by Jae Lee.