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Details Revealed for DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1

Batman is facing the return of an old foe.

We've been seeing the release of the "New 52" annuals. We saw the announcement before that Mr. Freeze would be appearing in BATMAN ANNUAL #1 so who might we expect to see in DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1?

Today DC has revealed that Black Mask (seen in DETECTIVE COMICS #9 last week) will be featured in the annual.

The annual will be written by Tony Salvador Daniel and feature art by Romano Molenaar and Sandu Florea. Black Mask was thought to be dead and during the mayhem of the Night of the Owls crossover...let's just say certain developments occurred with Roman Sionis.

DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1 goes on sale August 29.

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Posted by revbucky

Yes ! The annual is coming soon. I love that artwork!!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

It's a shame Detective Comics is crap

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I might pick this up. I dunno. I haven't been a fan of DC since issue 3 [dropped it after that].....has it gotten any better?

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Posted by jsphsmth

Why does DC let Tony Daniels continue to write one of their premiere titles?

He is a talented artist, but not a great writer. Even if he has more time to work on Detective after giving up Hawkman, I doubt that the quality of the comic will improve.

DC, you did a great job in turning over Batman: The Dark Knight to Gregg Hurwitz, please follow suit and find a better writer for Detective.

Posted by Red_Robin212

Hopefully this will explain where he got his mind control abilities

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@jsphsmth said:

Why does DC let Tony Daniels continue to write one of their premiere titles?

He is a talented artist, but not a great writer. Even if he has more time to work on Detective after giving up Hawkman, I doubt that the quality of the comic will improve.

DC, you did a great job in turning over Batman: The Dark Knight to Gregg Hurwitz, please follow suit and find a better writer for Detective.

In my opinion this book should be turned in to a Pulp/Noir crime anthology starring characters like Batman, The Question, Sandman and the Crimson Avenger and should be written by Brian Azzarelo
Posted by stormtrance1618

too bad detective comics has sucked

Posted by JamDamage

damn, I was hoping it was Eggman, or King Tutt.

Posted by mickeymayhew

nice cover, but as it's Daniel writing I won't get too worked up
Posted by Red_Robin212

@spiderbat87:I'd really like that, It'd be something different

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@Red_Robin212 said:

@spiderbat87:I'd really like that, It'd be something different

@Red_Robin212 said:

@spiderbat87:I'd really like that, It'd be something different

yea theres already like 4 straight up Batman super hero books, this should be something different
Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

With Roman possibly coming back, this just cannot be cool enough! And of course it goes without saying that I'm totally awaiting Freeze's return.

Posted by Or35ti

So wait could anyone please tell me how many Annuals there are gonna be and for which titles if they know?

Posted by movieartman

@spiderbat87:

the most recent issue that ties in to Night of the Owls is fantastic

Posted by movieartman

to thoose hating on Daniels Detective comics the most recent issue that ties in to Night of the Owls is fantastic Read it

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@movieartman said:

@spiderbat87:

the most recent issue that ties in to Night of the Owls is fantastic

one issue out of nine is not a redeeming factor 
Posted by mattwing87

@jsphsmth: So will Batman Dark Knight be getting better? The first story arc made no sense and had no conclusion. I will read the Night of the Owls tie in and see if gets better with the new writer and the Scarecrow story that is supposed to happen after Night of the Owls

Posted by TheOptimist

@mattwing87 said:

@jsphsmth: So will Batman Dark Knight be getting better? The first story arc made no sense and had no conclusion. I will read the Night of the Owls tie in and see if gets better with the new writer and the Scarecrow story that is supposed to happen after Night of the Owls

Presumably yes. As noted by jsphsmth, the Dark Knight is getting a new writer named Gregg Hurwitz, who recently did an amazing stint on a Penguin miniseries not long ago. I mean, Penguin, not really the place I thought I'd be saying "whoa" and yet I was. So yes, it seems like they're throwing a real scripting talent on the book...

Posted by IronHerc

@spiderbat87 said:

It's a shame Detective Comics is crap

that's why there's batman instead ^_^

Posted by zackattack529

whackk....whackk...wacckkk!

Edited by elayem98

@spiderbat87 said:

In my opinion this book should be turned in to a Pulp/Noir crime anthology starring characters like Batman, The Question, Sandman and the Crimson Avenger and should be written by Brian Azzarelo

YES

maybe include green arrow and martian manhunter sometimes like the old 50/60s detective comics

Posted by Red_Robin212

@elayem98: And I bet it'd better than Current "Green Arrow", Dear christ that comic is terrible

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

@Red_Robin212 said:

@elayem98: And I bet it'd better than Current "Green Arrow", Dear christ that comic is terrible

Detective Comics may not be great, but it's STILL better than Green Arrow already.

Edited by Red_Robin212

@The Mighty Monarch: Maybe I should have said "It'll be better than Current "Green Arrow, That comic is terrible"

That makes more sense

Posted by BlackArmor

@spiderbat87 said:

@movieartman said:

@spiderbat87:

the most recent issue that ties in to Night of the Owls is fantastic

one issue out of nine is not a redeeming factor

issue 1 was good to so it's 2/9

Posted by AngeTheDude

@spiderbat87 said:

It's a shame Detective Comics is crap
Posted by The Mighty Monarch

@Red_Robin212: No your sentence was fine, I just meant Green Arrow is REALLY bad, and Detective Comics is currently better than current Green Arrow.

Posted by cagedleo730

@Or35ti: So far there will be 3 annuals in May (5 week month): Teen Titans Annual (The Culling Part 1) came out last week. Batman Annual (featuring Mr. Freeze) and Animal Man Annual (featuring past battle between Red, Green and Rot) is coming out on the 5th Wednesday (May 30)

Posted by BatClaw89

Batman. enough said!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by BatWatch

I've never felt like Black Mask was much of a villain. He was good during War Games, but beyond that...meh.

Black Mask is one of the few Batman villains that could benefit from a reboot. I hope they are able to give him a more distinctive feel because he has been fairly generic to me.

Posted by The Stegman
@PsychoKnights:  
 

  I've never felt like Black Mask was much of a villain. He was good during War Games, but beyond that...meh.

Black Mask is one of the few Batman villains that could benefit from a reboot. I hope they are able to give him a more distinctive feel because he has been fairly generic to me.


 I actually love Black Mask...I find him funny, especially how he was portrayed in Under the Red Hood, true he's a bit of a generic mobster, but hey, he's fun nonetheless. 
  
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Posted by jrock85

I thought the last issue of Tec was good.

Posted by htb106

good to see him back!

Posted by SmoothJammin

Why doesn't Tim Drake become protagonist of Tec and have Fabian Nicieza write him again...just saying.

Posted by Cavemold

So getting this

Posted by RalfvdH

A My friend Romano is doing the art.... Well at least I know the art will be good... :)

Win for Dutch artists!!! :)

Posted by KidSupreme

i can't wait!