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Ray Fawkes and Ben Templesmith on DC's GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT

This November, Gotham gets horrific.

Source: Blastr

Announced on Blastr, DC Comics announced that Ray Fawkes (CONSTANTINE) and Ben Templesmith (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) will be working together on a new series called GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT. Last month, DC announced two other Gotham-centric books as well: GOTHAM ACADEMY and ARKHAM MANOR. This third book based in Gotham, which isn't about Batman is a lot like GCPD meets X-Files.

The series will spin out of BATMAN ETERNAL and will feature a team consisting of Jim Corrigan, who is also The Spectre, Lisa Drake, a new character who is a detective in the GCPD, Forensic investigator Dr Szandor Tarr, and religious consultant Sister Justine. This team will be chasing after the supernatural and things that go bump in the night, which is an ideal playground for these characters.

Fawkes said the book will have a gothic feel to it as well as some horror elements as well. With Templesmith on art duties, expect the those elements to be extremely heightened as he is a perfect fit for a book like this. GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT goes on sale on November 26th, 2014.

Source: Blastr

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Posted by The Stegman

I can't help but feel that these Gotham centric books are trying to help promote the Gotham show that's come out..or vise versa, either way, they look good. And I'm interested to see how having the Spectre on your team doesn't automatically make you the best team.

Edited by Boynerdgeek

This is video from DC All Access talking about the launch of this book, Gotham tv show and JLU

http://youtu.be/N-d9k_IEGSA

Why can't they name the book "The Spectre" ? Oh well I think they do it for comics sales. YES YES YES Lemire talks about Justice League United. Seriously JLU is really fun book. You guys should check it out :)

Posted by Rubear

So Batmanverse, eh?)

Posted by Saren

I keep waiting for a Batman book called Wayne's World to come out, but it never does

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Posted by knightofthechronicle

Good to see that the Spectre's getting some more love

Edited by i_dont_like_comics
dammit dc! how many trees have to die for batman stuff?!

Edited by dotwilson

very smart idea giving this a Gotham title instead of The Spectre... guaranteed higher sales and longer run

Posted by Wardishy

@saren said:

I keep waiting for a Batman book called Wayne's World to come out, but it never does

I love this so much.

Edited by longbowhunter

This sounds great. I'm totally down for this.

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Posted by SmashBrawler

Wow, just... wow. Still no Alfred book. What a load of BS.

Posted by Squalleon

Between this, Gotham Academy and Arkham Manor, DC is killing its own sales. Not many readers will read all those Gotham centric stuff and the Batman related title can only take you until issue 9.

Anyway I really wanted a Metal Men ongoing, oh well.

Posted by Billy Batson

Cool concept.

In b4 all the whining of Batman series. Okay, already I'm too late for that.

BB

Posted by Boynerdgeek

So much think you can do with The Spectre. You can tie in to Constantine or Justice League Dark book. Just saying

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

Any one care to fill me in on Corrigan's status quo in the n52? All I know of him is how he was portrayed in Gotham Central as a crooked crime scene analyst.

Posted by RustyRoy

@wardishy said:

@saren said:

I keep waiting for a Batman book called Wayne's World to come out, but it never does

I love this so much.

Me too lol

Posted by Nova`Prime`

Gotham by Midnight what an odd title. I thought it was already well established that the sun has fled Gotham because it fears the wrath of The Batmans?

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Posted by RustyRoy

Sounds interesting, going to give it a try. Also where are all the Bathaters?

Posted by Crom-Cruach

I'll stick to BPRD thank you very much.

Posted by Saren

Between this, Gotham Academy and Arkham Manor, DC is killing its own sales. Not many readers will read all those Gotham centric stuff and the Batman related title can only take you until issue 9.

Anyway I really wanted a Metal Men ongoing, oh well.

It took Batwing to 35 issues and Talon to 18.

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Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

I wish Templesmith was still doing art for TEN GRAND

Posted by entropy_aegis

Kinda lame really,it's obviously not a Batman book or even a Batman family book,like Assault on Arkham it's about someone else but uses Batman's name. This is a Spectre ongoing series,but it still wont stop the flood of BATMAN HAS TOO MANY BOOKS from coming.

Posted by johnny_blaze

More Batbooks huh? DC makes books strictly for Batfans, they don't care about other fanbases.

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Posted by Squalleon

@saren said:

@squalleon said:

Between this, Gotham Academy and Arkham Manor, DC is killing its own sales. Not many readers will read all those Gotham centric stuff and the Batman related title can only take you until issue 9.

Anyway I really wanted a Metal Men ongoing, oh well.

It took Batwing to 35 issues and Talon to 18.

Both are more mainstream Super-hero stuff. This is a dark title with Gotham in the title and no relation to Batman whats so ever. One of these will surely be cancelled before issue 10, my money for some reason are in Gotham Academy.

Posted by Mrnoital

not interested, i saw a video that describes it by the makers, they say its about the stuff that goes bump in the night that batman can't deal with and has to ask for help, so theres a few cops/csi and the spectre(who clearly couldn't hadle it on his own), but together they deal with vampires and ghosts and whatnot . . . great

Edited by entropy_aegis

More Batbooks huh? DC makes books strictly for Batfans, they don't care about other fanbases.

It's a Spectre book...

Edited by asjmooney

@saren: genius! Let's start a petition right now

Posted by timelord

@boynerdgeek: JLU is fantastic and there is no bat family at all. So it will be canceled after 12 issues.

Edited by Spidey_Jackson

Hopefully this means a Alfred book is on it's way.

Beata

Posted by Cloakx14

awesome !

Posted by bobgillinger

I'm definitely adding this to my pull list!!!

Edited by TheAmazingImmortalMan

@johnny_blaze said:

More Batbooks huh? DC makes books strictly for Batfans, they don't care about other fanbases.

It's a Spectre book...

With Gothan in the title to get people to buy it since you know Bats is in Gotham.......not knockin it, it's strategic marketing

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

SOunds cool but meh. DC still not putting out character books that deserve one.

Posted by jaybefre

I feel like this book should be released in October, not November. Why would DC miss that opportunity to brand their horror book and create a campaign around Halloween? Anyway, I'm pretty stoked for this book. Don't think Jim Corrigan get's enough love. Can't get enough of him in Batman Eternal.

Posted by Billy Batson

SOunds cool but meh. DC still not putting out character books that deserve one.

Who are these characters and why would they deserve a book over The Spectre?
BB

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@madeinbangladesh said:

SOunds cool but meh. DC still not putting out character books that deserve one.

Who are these characters and why would they deserve a book over The Spectre?
BB

I could name so many.

ANd this is not a Spectre book. This is another Gotham book because to the show.

Posted by Billy Batson

@billy_batson said:

@madeinbangladesh said:

SOunds cool but meh. DC still not putting out character books that deserve one.

Who are these characters and why would they deserve a book over The Spectre?
BB

I could name so many.

ANd this is not a Spectre book. This is another Gotham book because to the show.

Well?

Yet Corrigan is at the front and it has none of the show's characters. It's because of Mark Doyle, who's responsible for Grayson, Arkham Major and Gotham Academy.

BB

Posted by RustyRoy

They could'v named it Spectre : GBM.

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Lame artist. Oh well he'll leave in one arc anyways

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Sounds awesome.

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

I'm game. Although I would prefer a different artist.

Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie

@ptigrusmagus: He's actually pretty good. It's just this style that he uses a lot. Here's what it looks like when he doesn't stylize his work.

Posted by bloggerboy

There's already Gotham After Midnight.

Edited by ComicStooge

If it's anything like Gotham Central, I'm in.

Posted by wimble23

Really excited to see a supernatural style book. Also glad to see it have Gotham in the name to make other pick it up and give them a chance to like it instead of just writing it off because they never heard of The Spectre

Edited by LyraFay

"They put out more Batman books again....." Batman sells. That's it. Don't like Batman then don't buy it. But this book sounds interesting as Gotham was much of a supernatural place as crime ridden one. And Ben Templesmith is amazing!

Posted by The Stegman

My goodness people love complaining. First they ask for more diverse books, so when obscure characters get one, they complain that THEIR person favorite characters don't get one. Now complaining about the title?!

Face it, if it were called "Spectre" no one would buy it, this is good for business. It's why New Avengers isn't called "Illuminati"

Posted by Lockwood

I second the post re: wish Ben Templesmith had of finished out Ten Grand. For that matter I wish he and Warren Ellis had of delivered more Fell.

To the topic at hand, I'm in for Gotham by Midnight!

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