The most successful comic that shaped the era of the 90s comic, ‘Gen 13’ is reported to be coming back into print which will be on run from 2021 with a deluxe hardcover edition. the comic series will be released with a new cover which will be a reprint of the 2002 version. The comic is reported to be available from May 2021 in the stores. WildStorm’s ‘Gen 13’ was sidelined after the release of their crossovers with Superman, Spider-Man, and others even after its success. The characters did appear in various comics but, after that, there was no visibility of them anymore in the DC universe. ‘Gen 13’ is not even available online for access.
Created by Jim Lee in 1999, the comic was originally partnered with Image Comics and was published by WildStorm imprints. Lee was a partner at the Image Comics along with the others. He said that he was tired of doing the managerial work. He wanted to return to his life as an artist and hence sold his studio to DC Comics. Lee has also been one of the top executives in DC and has worked for the corporation for many years.
‘Gen 13’ was not initially the best comic but was known for challenging the various societal norms. It featured ‘Rainmaker’ who was characterized to be the first lesbian superhero. The comic also filmed an animated film but was never released officially. There are various grainy VCDs and DVDs available with the fans circulated among themselves.
What is ‘Gen 13’ about?
‘Gen 13’ is a comic series created by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell and Brandon Choi. Mini-series at that time were inspired by Marvel and DC. ‘Gen 13’ is in no way different as the themes are borrowed from X-men. It was titled ‘Gen 13’ as the characters portrayed were in superhero uniforms rather than the fashion trend at that point.
The books were said to be sexually provocative as it showed female characters in swimsuits and the story portrayed teens being held by government authorities for their activities. It received a lot of negative criticism saying that no focus was made on the storytelling but rather on the sexy art. The release will surely be nostalgic for many and the new generation can also give it a read. For more such information, stay tuned with us.