BATMAN Getting A Weekly Series: Plus Frank Miller Coming Back For A Giant-Sized DETECTIVE COMICS
New York Comic Con is a few hours away from kicking off, but DC has already started announcing big new comics for 2014. Today the publisher revealed plans for a weekly Batman series launching next year overseen by “showrunner” Scott Snyder. If 52 issues of a new Batman series wasn’t enough to excited Batfans, details on the 96-page Detective Comics #27 to celebrate the Bat’s 75th Anniversary were also released.
The new weekly series launching next spring, Batman: Eternal, will feature a year-long run of issues that will help set up big things for the Dark Knight and Gotham. The series will be overseen by Snyder with artist Jason Fabok and writers James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley getting a chance to tell a Batman tale or two. Snyder said of the series “It’s a place for me to be able to work with good friends in terms of shaping Gotham in a bigger, grander and more game-changing way than ever before. We’re gonna give you the biggest, craziest and most fun stuff we’ve done on the book and in the world of Gotham. We want this to be a place where you get to tell a story about anything you want in Gotham, so long as we’re also moving this big story forward in the background. You’ll see bombastic arcs as well but there’ll be plenty of room for Ray to explore some of the darker, more mystical aspects of Gotham that he loves or Tim to explore some of the crime we haven’t seen before.“
In addition to the new weekly series, Snyder will be contributing a story to the giant-sized Detective Comics #27 out January 8th to commemorate 75 years of the Caped Crusader. The special issue will feature writers Paul Dini, Brad Meltzer, Gregg Hurwitz, and Peter Tomasi. Neal Adams, Dustin Nguyen and Francesco Francavilla will be handling art on a few of the stores. Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, Chris Burnham, Kelley Jones, Patrick Gleason, and Mike Allred will be providing covers. USA Today revealed that the issue will contain John Layman‘s final story before new Detective Comics creative team Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato take over.
Snyder‘s Detective story will pair him with his The Wake artist Sean Murphy. Snyder describes the story as a “prophetic vision” of the story he’s been doing in Batman for 2 years. Other details on the issue’s stories are scarce at this time, but it was revealed that Frank Miller would return to draw a two-page spread for the issue and maybe do a little writing. What do you think about a new Batman weekly series? Are you excited for the Detective Comics anniversary issue?
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Source : USA Today