DC Comics has released a 5-Page Preview and Covers of Spirit World #1 comic, that will be on sale on May 9, 2023 as a print and digital issue.
Issue 1 of 6. Mini-Series!
From the pages of Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate, a new Chinese hero emerges who’s able to travel to and from the Spirit World, the realm of the dead, and that of the living.
The Official Synopsis of Spirit World #1 comic:
Her name is Xanthe, and her superpower is being able to burn items folded from joss paper and immediately turn them into real objects, based on the East Asian practice of burning joss paper at graveyards in order to send resources to ancestors in the Spirit World…except Xanthe can retrieve those items in the world of the living! Their weapon of choice is a large broadsword (because who doesn’t love a big sword when you can choose to use a big sword?!). Xanthe is a master of the dark arts who’s here to give Constantine a run for his money…literally. When Constantine shows up saying Xanthe scammed him into buying something, he finds them and Batgirl Cass Cain fighting an abnormal influx of jiangshi (Chinese hopping vampires) and joins in to help. But when a portal opens up that drags Batgirl into the Spirit World, it’s up to Xanthe and Constantine to travel to the land of the spirits to rescue her! Who knows what other spirits we’ll find in the Spirit World—like that skateboarding boy wearing hanfu with some headphones and a gaping hole in his chest?!
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Covers – Click the image to enlarge.
SPIRIT WORLD #1
Written by Alyssa Wong
Art by Haining
Cover by Haining
Card Stock Variant Cover by Dustin Nguyen
INC 1:25 Card Stock Variant Cover by Trung Le Nguyen
INC 1:50 Card Stock Variant Cover by Haining
AAPI HERITAGE MONTH Card Stock Variant Cover by Zu Orzu
Street Date: May 9, 2023 (DC Tuesday!)
Price: $3.99 (Standard Cover)| $4.99 (Card Stock Variant Cover)|
76194137801500121 (Card Stock Variant)
76194137801500131 (INC 1:25 Card Stock Variant)
76194137801500141 (INC 1:50 Card Stock Variant)
76194137801500151 (AAPI HERITAGE MONTH Card Stock Variant)