This is not the kind of book you would normally see DC announce. The character in question, Matter-Eater Lad is a relative obscurity in the canon of the DC Universe, relegated to being a side character in the Legion of Super-Heroes. It’s an interesting choice because it means DC giving the Legion greater momentum than they have in the past. It is written by Dan Jurgens, known for his work on Booster Gold with art by Greg Land and Esad Ribic. Below is the solicitation text.
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MATTER-EATER LAD #1
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by GREG LAND and ESAD RIBIC
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Variant cover by BRUCE TIMM
On sale AUGUST 19 • 48 pg, $3.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The universe comes knocking as Matter-Eater Lad is called to close off the source wall…by eating it. Meanwhile, the Legion of Superheroes comes in contact with the great creator above all…Dan Didio!
What are your thoughts on this?