Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gregg Hurwitz writing Batman: The Dark Knight

So this is a bit of news I didn't see coming, but regardless, it was just announced that as of June's issue #10, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice writer Gregg Hurwitz will be taking over writing duties for Batman: The Dark Knight.

Considering how good Pain and Prejudice has been, I'm rather excited for this news. It's just strange though, the timing of this is odd. In recent interviews Paul Jenkins seemed to have made it clear that he had lots of plans for this title, so I'm inclined to believe something happened, and that this decision is fairly new.

Whatever, like I said, Pain and Prejudice has been great, so Hurwitz should really be able to give a boost to The Dark Knight.

(Source: The Source)


  1. DC must be desperate to make something of this title. It's essentially the black sheep of the Bat family. It seems to be generally regarded as the worst of the New 52 Bat line, even among circles known for giving Tony Daniel the most shit out of anybody. Not sure what the sales numbers are though; I don't really bother checking those.

    1. Sales are fairly high, it outsells a lot of books.

    2. That shouldn't surprise me as much as it does. When's the last time overly negative critical reception ever did anything negative for a comic?

      Still, at least there's a decent chance the book will actually be good now, or on par with most of the rest of the line, at least.