Saturday, April 2, 2016
More Details on All-Star Batman
I've been meaning to put this post together earlier, but details kept coming out one by one and I've been busy at work (April fools, everything you put to tape today starts at 00:59:59;29 timecode! Because fuck you!) so I've sort of slacked. Nonetheless, here's some information about the new series.
First of all, I've read a lot of questions directed towards Snyder about whether or not it is in continuity or a continuation of All-Star Batman and Robin. The answers are 1. Yes and 2. No. It is in continuity, but it's not the "main" Batman book, which remains Batman. The two will share elements, but that's just basic continuity. There's been some question of whether or not it'll be bi-monthly. I believe DC put out some info that said it would be, but Snyder has clarified that it is monthly.
Need proof that it will be in continuity? Why? I just told you. Regardless, the book will feature back-ups (which leaves DC's new $2.99 price point up for debate if I had to guess) that will star Duke Thomas, or at the very least, will star him to start. The back ups bring me to the next topic, and that's format of the book. We'll have arcs with individual artists paired up with villains, along with a back up artist. To begin, we'll have John Romita Jr providing interiors for the first number of issues, with Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire providing back-up art. Following that, we'll see the introduction of Mr. Freeze to the story with art by Jock and back-ups from Francesco Francavilla. On top of that, in the second year, there will be a big story from Lee Bermejo. On top of that, apparently Sean Murphy will be illustrating a big story throughout the series with an "in continuity end of times Batman" story, which sounds like a continuation of their 27 story from Detective Comics, which I know has had some follow up planned.
There have been tons of details getting out there through various tweets, videos and interviews, so I'm sure I've missed some of the finer details. Still... everything that has been said about this series is bat-shit crazy, for the lack of a better term, so I'm looking forward to it in a big way.