Vertigo have started recovering themselves over the past few weeks, announcing new projects to cover the holes left by Hellblazer and Karen Berger. On top of the news that Astro City’s return will be through Vertigo comes a new announcement revealing that Chris Sprouse will return to the character Tom Strong, whom he co-created, for a new miniseries this July. He’ll be joined on the story by frequent collaborator Peter Hogan.
This is a project which has been teased for a few years now. Tom Strong was first created by Sprouse and Alan Moore all the way back in 1999. The solicitation for issue #1 says:
It’s the return of Tom Strong—too bad he’s powerless! The lives of his daughter Tesla and her unborn child both hang in the balance, and there’s nothing Tom can do to save them…until he remembers the one thing that just might. To find it, he and Val Var Garm must journey to the far side of the galaxy, and the mysterious world known as…TERRA OBSCURA!