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Ethan Van Sciver joins BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT

Issue #16 will bring a new appearance and a new villain to the title.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT is going to receive a whole new look as artist Ethan Van Sciver teams up with New York Times bestselling writer Gregg Hurwitz.  Van Sciver will jump on-board with issue #16 and the story will surround the Mad Hatter
  
Speaking with Comic Book Resources, Van Sciver says this will be a brand new look at the longtime Bat villain.   

“It really is going to be a revelation to a lot of Batman fans who have seen this villain around for a long time but haven't given as much thought as to what makes him tick. We're inventing a lot of things as we go along with it.”

 Issue #16 won't hit shelves until January 30, so here's a look at Van Sciver's cover to help ease the wait.

      Cover for BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #16
29 Comments
Posted by Nerd Of A Hero

Meh

Posted by The_Soverighn

ALICE ! MY SWEET

Posted by lifeboy

that ethan is pretty good. i was going through some of my back issue and i kept finding interesting covers done by him.

Posted by doordoor123

I think his style isn't gritty enough for Batman. Would love if he was on a book that wasn't the big three.

Posted by mightypug78

the mad hatter returns? it'll be interesting to see how they modernize him.

Posted by Imagine_Man15

Might check it out just for Mad Hatter

Posted by cagedleo730

@mightypug78: This isn't the Mad Hatter's first appearance in the new52. He was in issue 8 of Batman Dark Knight and in the Detective Comics Annual.

Posted by mattwing87

Grr and i was going to drop this after the Scarecrow story to save money :(

Posted by htb106

Seems odd after they only just got a new creative team.

Oh, well, Ethan Van Sciver is a great artist!

Posted by The_jackolantern

Just cancel this awful bat-book!theres to many of them anywy

Posted by Funrush

Gregg and Ethan doing Mad Hatter? Sounds cool.

Posted by elayem98

so pumped for ethans first batman ongoing as regular artist, hes perfect for bats. mad hatter is really uninteresting for me though..

Posted by Crash_Recovery

Hopefully they'll announce who the secondary artist is as well. Van Sciver has talked about how it's just not possible for him to work on a monthly basis, especially since he's started taking his health more seriously.

Posted by darth_jones

Oh hell yeah!

Posted by zackattack529

I like greg's bat title because he gives the villain more spotlight.

batman: tdk is essentially the better book if you like bat villains

Posted by SmashBrawler

@htb106 said:

Seems odd after they only just got a new creative team.

Oh, well, Ethan Van Sciver is a great artist!

They only replaced the artist, Gregg Hurwitz is still the regular writer, so it's not an all-new creative team. Plus, it was kinda obvious Finch was leaving this title since he's going to JLA.

Posted by MisterKetch

@The_jackolantern said:

Just cancel this awful bat-book!theres to many of them anywy
Posted by longbowhunter

Great cover!!!

Posted by Video_Martian

This title still running?!? -__-

Posted by BatWatch

Good! I'm not sure about the creative team, but it way past time somebody give Mad Hatter a decent back story.

@mr.obvious said:

This title still running?!? -__-

Yep, and it is actually pretty good. Way better than Detective has been.@MisterKetch said:

@The_jackolantern said:

Just cancel this awful bat-book!theres to many of them anywy

It's not awful. It's not great, but it's not awful.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Gosh this reminds me that I need to get the Batman: Through the Looking Glass TP sometime. The cover looks good...just not spectacular to me.

Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

So I'm guessing Finch is off the book?

Even though he isn't a huge Batman villain, I'm excited to see the Mad Hatter, I'm pretty sure it has been forever since he's been in a book, feels that way.

I'm guessing EVS has been working on this in advance? He is delay prone.

Posted by knighthood

Nice change. Even though I think he'd be better for JLA than Finch.

Posted by Cavemold

Cool! Mad Hatter finally making a appearance.

Posted by modunhanul

I've never read this title, but now I decided to read it.

Posted by The_jackolantern

Nah detective comics is way better,the annual was good and the new arc looks like its gonna be good!think the penguins right hand mans gonna be bad a$$

Posted by Green ankh

looking forwrd to this...

Posted by ThanosIsMad

@The_jackolantern said:

Just cancel this awful bat-book!theres to many of them anywy

It got better. The book, like Detective, no longer sucks.

Posted by kartron

Well I would prefer to stop this series. Already having enough batman on plate!