DC has announced two new miniseries for 2017, each of which peeks into a previously unexplored piece of DC continuity; The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom, and The Odyssey of the Amazons.

The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom, launching January 4, starts from the premise that Captain Atom has been missing from the DC Universe for years, and explores what happened to him. It's written by the same team that wrote Captain Atom's first DC comic in 1987, Cary Bates and Greg Weisman, with art duties by Will Conrad.

The Odyssey of the Amazons debuts January 18. Set before Wonder Woman was born, this is a world-spanning fantasy adventure in which a group of Amazons leave Themyscira in search of lost sisters, and end up facing off against Norse storm giants. The mini series is written by Kevin Grevioux and drawn by Ryan Benjamin. Two men immediately seem like an odd fit for a book about Amazons, but the premise is unique enough that I'm interested to see how it turns out.

Check out the covers and solicitation copy courtesy of DC Comics below:



THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM #1 is a new miniseries from the writing team of Cary Bates and Greg Weisman (CAPTAIN ATOM) and artist Will Conrad (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Bates and Weisman return to the character with “Blowback: Part One”! Captain Atom hasn’t been seen or heard from in years—and even if you think you know what happened to him…you’re wrong! But you’re not alone. To this day, no one on Earth—not even the other superheroes—has an inkling of the missing Captain Atom’s true fate. At last, the truth is about to be revealed in a saga that transcends not only the meaning of life and death, but the limits of time and space. The series will run for six issues.



THE ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS #1 is a brand-new miniseries set in the world of Wonder Woman from writer and actor Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors, Underworld) and artist Ryan Benjamin (BATMAN BEYOND). Years before the birth of Princess Diana, a group of Amazons set out on a globe-spanning quest to find others of their kind, encountering legendary creatures and beings along the way. But their journey soon turns into a rescue mission as two of their own are captured by the legendary Storm Giants of Norse mythology. It’s up to their leader, the stalwart Hessia, to keep them together through the many trials that lie ahead. The series will run for six issues.