Last week Tony Daniel announced he was leaving DETECTIVE COMICS and had other projects in the pipeline. The big question remained, who would be taking over the title? Today, DC Entertainment has revealed the new writer and artist via their blog.
As for the writer, I suggested DC somehow clone Snyder but that could get a little messy. Instead, John Layman will be the writer. Here's what Layman had to say:
Obviously, this is a happily surreal and exciting turn-of-events for my career. Not only is this my first work within the DC Universe, but I get to work on one of DC’s undisputedly coolest and highest-profile characters. I’m going to take a look at the role of criminal organizations within Gotham City, hopefully from a perspective that does not get considered very often (if at all). From the symbiotic relationship a master criminal must have with Gotham in order to survive, to the lowly, often faceless criminal underling hoping to rise up the ranks. All that, plus Batman’s gonna play with a bunch of crazy new toys and kick all kinds of butt.
You can head on over to DC's blog to see what Fabok had to say.
DETECTIVE COMICS #13 is on sale October 3 and you can check out Fabok's cover up above.