Well we can’t leave our favorite Dark Knight Batman out of the new DC Universe. Here are the titles involving the Batman legend: “DC Comics’ flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever in DETECTIVE COMICS #1 by acclaimed writer/artist Tony Daniel. Marking the first time Batman will appear in a debut issue of Detective Comics, the series will find Bruce Wayne on the trail of a dangerous serial killer known only as the Gotham Ripper.”
“In the first BATMAN #1 since 1930, New York Times bestselling writer Scott Snyder teams up with superstar artist Greg Capullo in his DC Comics debut! In the series, Bruce Wayne once again becomes the only character taking on the Batman name.” Also returning in September: “Batman and Robin by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. They’ll launch the new title with Bruce Wayne as Batman and his son Damian as Robin, protecting Gotham City as father and son.”
Plus a new #1 by writer/artist David Finch’s Batman: The Dark Knight with help on art from Jay Fabok. Batman: The Dark Knight is solicited as “a twisted adventure that pulls Bruce Wayne deep into the halls of the famed Arkham Asylum, a jail for Gotham City’s most dangerous and criminally deranged.” Finch told Newsarama that he’s dedicated to continuing the series on a monthly basis with “temporary” help from Fabok. As far as the future of Batman Incorporated Says Morrison: “Batman, Incorporated will continue through to Issue #10 and August’s shocking season finale that changes the Batman status quo yet again. The series will take a brief hiatus while I work on a major new project to be announced shortly. Batman, Incorporated returns next year with me, Chris Burnham and Batman: Leviathan, the epic 12 part conclusion to my 6 year Batman saga. Don’t miss it!”
Also in September, see the first black character to wear the Batman mantle to be the first to star in his own ongoing series.
“BATWING will be written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Ben Oliver.” Plus Nightwing (he’s back) by Kyle Higgins and Eddy Barrows,”After a tenure as the Batman of Gotham, Dick Grayson resumes his mantle as Nightwing! As Dick embraces his identity, Haley’s Circus, the big top where he once performed with his family, returns to Gotham – bringing with it a history of murder, mystery and superhuman evil. Nightwing must confront friends and enemies from his past as he searches for the source of an even greater evil.” Also in September “Red Hood and the Outlaws will be written by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by rising superstar artist Kenneth Rocafort.” “As The Red Hood once again, Jason Todd will lead this new team of antiheroes, including Green Arrow’s rejected sidekick Arsenal and Starfire, a former prisoner of intergalactic war.”
Batgirl by Gail Simone confirmed, along with 3 other “Women of Gotham City” titles. Here’s DC: “The highly-anticipated new series from the multiple award-winning creative team of J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder begins in BATWOMAN #1. CATWOMAN #1, written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Guillem March. And “ The Birds of Prey are Gotham City’s covert ops team, taking down the villains other heroes can’t touch. Mystery novelist ands comics writer Duane Swierczynski teams up with Jesus Saiz for BIRDS OF PREY #1, the first issue of the hard-hitting new series.”
All these titles are part of the New DC Universe look. It just may be the “Year of the Bat” for the nDCU. Check out these number one’s this September. Stay tuned comic faithful for more. 🙂 Walt