Thursday, October 10, 2013
Weekly "Batman: Eternal" Coming this Spring
Somewhere, Rich Johnston is smiling.
USA Today confirmed that this spring will see the launch of a year-long (52!!!) weekly Batman series called Batman: Eternal, which will have Scott Snyder be the "show runner" of a series that will shape Batman and his allies place in the DCU. Joining him will be writers John Layman (hooray), James Tynion, Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley (b-b-but, Catwoman?!) and Jason Fabok will be along for the ride, but I'm sure he's not going to be the only artist.
This sounds cool, but there are still some question marks. One would think "okay, maybe each writer will have an issue each week" but it sounds as if they'll go arc by arc? I don't know. But whatever, they got some talent on board for this.
To go along with this news, like Detective Comics #19 being the 900th issue, we're getting another celebration issue in January with Detective Comics #27, because, you know, Batman. The 104 page beast will have stories from Paul Dini, Brad Meltzer, Gregg Hurwitz and Peter Tomasi, with art from the likes of Neal Adams, Dustin Nguyen, and Francesco Francavilla. This issue will also see the beginning of John Layman and Jason Fabok's final Tec storyline "Gothamtopia" before the new team takes over in March.
Well, that's it for now. Bet we see a Superman weekly series too... and seriously, lets still put a new writer on Catwoman, shall we?
(Source: USA Today)