Since the DC offices -- and, in turn, The Source -- will be closed tomorrow celebrating the Fourth, we thought it'd be nice to end the week with a bit of cool news.
Well, here it is: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the heroes of the Justice League will join forces with Teshkeel Comics' THE 99, the award-winning original superhero group based on Islamic culture and history.
THE 99 team, which debuted in June 2006, was recently identified by Forbes Magazine as one of the "Top 20 Trends Sweeping the Globe." Not too shabby, huh? In THE 99 -- created by Naif Al-Mutawa — are a team of superheroes, including Jabbar the Powerful and Noora the Light who must collect 99 gems encrypted with the wisdom and power of the ancient Dar Al-Hikma library of Baghdad, which are spread across the globe.
The mini-series will be penned by incoming AZRAEL scribe Fabian Nicieza, who's no stranger to THE 99, having written the series previously. We're saving the artistic announcement and official release date for another day, once we’re ready to show off some of the art. But can you blame us for spilling the news? We didn’t think so.
Want to learn more about The 99? Well, you're in luck. THE 99 has a handy website with all the answers for any questions you might have.
Stay tuned to The Source for more information on the upcoming crossover.