Media Release — We recently announced that writer/artist Rob Liefeld will be bringing his distinctive sensibilities to DEATHSTROKE, GRIFTER and THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 – and here’s a look at the full creative teams for those series.
On GRIFTER, Liefeld will be joined by co-writer Frank Tieri, whose previous DC Comics work includes JSA CLASSIFIED, GOTHAM UNDERGROUND and BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS. Scott Clark will remain the ongoing series artist.
Co-writer Mark Poulton will share plotting duties with Liefeld on THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN. Poulton’s notable recent work includes a reboot of Liefeld’s AVENGELYNE for Image Comics. HAWKMAN will be illustrated by Joe Bennett, whose prior DC Comics work includes TEEN TITANS, HAWKMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST.
And on DEATHSTROKE, Liefeld will shoulder both writing and illustration duties, kicking off a new storyline with a battle royale between the mercenary against intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo.
Liefeld and the new creative teams join these three series beginning with their ninth issues in May.