DC Announces Sequels to Arkham Asylum and Wonder Woman: Earth One

DC announced that Grant Morrison would be sequels to two of his most famous graphic novels. Dan DiDio and Jim Lee announced sequels to Arkham Asylum and Wonder Woman: Earth One at DC's Meet the Publishers Panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.

Arkham Asylum 2 will be illustrated by frequent Morrison collaborator Chris Burnham and will serve as Morrison's return to the dark future Gotham City introduced in Batman #666. The 120 page graphic novel will star Damian Wayne as Batman.

Grant Morrison's first Arkham Asylum came out in 1989 and is considered by many to be one of the great Batman stories of the modern era. Arkham Asylum also inspired the popular and critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham video game series. Much of Arkham Asylum's history referenced in the original Arkham Asylum video game was taken from Morrison's original graphic novel.

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Morrison will also team up with Yanick Paquette for a sequel to Wonder Woman: Earth One, which came out last year. Wonder Woman: Earth One was Morrison's take on Wonder Woman's origin story, complete with a return to some of the more salacious aspects of Wonder Woman's Golden Age comics.

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Morrison explained that he envisioned a trilogy of Wonder Woman: Earth One books, with the new graphic novel serving as the "Empire Strikes Back" as the trilogy. Morrison told the panel that the sequel would feature a Nazi army led by Golden Age villain Paula von Gunther invade Paradise Island. Preview pages for the new graphic novel (shown below) also hinted at Donna Troy's involvement in the new storyline.

No release date has been given for either graphic novel.