Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Books Coming This Fall

Good news everyone!

According to DC's The Source, everyone's favorite website (well, mine anyway), us Bat-fans have quite a few treats coming in the next few months.

First, we will be treated in October to "Bruce Wayne: The Road Home," a series of eight one-shots dealing with the repercussions of Bruce's return. These one shots will be handled individually by some of DC's top talent, including one of my favorites, Bryan Q. Miller. This is what Mike Marts, editor of the Bat titles, has to say on the subject:

“Bruce Wayne’s journey back home has been a long and dangerous road, but before he can assume the mantle of the Bat again, he must first figure out how things have changed in the world around him, how relationships have changed…and how those changes will effect his decisions moving forward as the protector of Gotham City.”

Next, The Source announced newly appointed writer of Action Comics Paul Cornell, teamed with artist Jimmy Broxton, will be taking on Knight and Squire, the British Dynamic Duo! Invented by Grant Morrison, Knight and Squire developed a rabid cult following, so much so that DC feels right to treat us to a six issue mini-series of our London-hopping crime-fighting cousins. Here's what Paul Cornell has to say on the subject:

“I’m delighted to be working in DC Britain! Grant always said that he added something to the Knight and Squire’s world with every appearance: we’ll be taking that policy, and the amount of over the top weird and wonderful zany surreal Britishness and dialing them up to eleven. If you’ve wanted to see a milkman fighting a dinosaur in a suit, in a pub, then this is the comic for you.”

And finally, in October, David Finch will team with Grant Morrison for Batman: The Return, a one-shot beginning the new era in the Batverse. But wait! There's more! In November, David Finch will take on the tasks of writer/artist in the new ongoing series Batman: Dark Knight! This is what Finch had to say on the subject:

“I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’ve wanted to draw Batman for a very, very long time. Batman and his world embody everything that I love about Superhero comics, and I could not be happier that I’ve gotten this opportunity!
Maybe the greatest thing about Batman is his versatility as a character. He can be so many things to so many people. For me though, the Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil issues from the early 70’s are the most definitive. That work casts a very long shadow over every Batman book that has come out since, and I think its a testament to it’s strength that close to 40 years later it remains modern and vital. Batman is at his best with his hands dirty, chasing the worst of the worst with everything on the line. He’s a detective, first and foremost. But he’s also the enforcer. Nobody gets away with crime under Batman’s watch, and he makes sure they think twice before they step over the line again.
The Dark Knight takes Batman outside what he knows, into a world of demonology, dark arts, and mystery. He’s the ultimate detective, faster, stronger and smarter than any villian, but now he faces creatures to whom logic and mortality don’t apply.
I want Dark Knight to be true to Batman’s street level, crime fighter roots. He’ll face a rogues gallery that we’re all familiar with, but this book will take him on a darker path where he’ll be stretched to his physical and psychological limits.”

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.


  1. I hope he's done all the art for at least the first 6 issues, because if not, we'll be waiting a LONG time for these issues to come out