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Weekly Batman Series Plus Creative Changes

In 2014, we'll be getting a lot more Batman.

BATMAN: ETERNAL

The world needs more Batman, right? As one of comics most popular characters, it's no surprise when news is released that we'll be getting more. On the eve of NYCC, DC has released some big news about the Caped Crusader.

In Spring 2014, BATMAN: ETERNAL will launch as a weekly series with a number of creators involved and a story said to "alter the status quo for the Dark Knight and his hometown."

Scott Snyder will work on the series with artist Jason Fabok and a set of revolving writers including James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and Tim Seeley. 2014 also marks the 75th Anniversary of Batman.

The celebration will also feature a 96-page DETECTIVE COMICS #27, on sale January 8. Creators contributing to this will include Paul Dini, Brad Meltzer, Gregg Hurwitz and Peter Tomasi along with artists such as Neal Adams, Dustin Nguyen and Francesco Francavilla.

This issue will also feature Layman and Fabok's final story, "Gothtopia" before the new DETECTIVE COMICS creative team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato begin their run in the Spring.

“We want to bring him closer to his roots and be more of a street-level type of hero,” Manapul said about his and Buccellato’s plans for the Dark Knight. “His superheroics will still be present, but the investigative part of Batman will be at the forefront …We've always written stories about hope, and it will be very interesting to see what comes out when we walk through the sullen streets of Gotham City.”

“Stylistically, we will use the tools in our toolbox to capture what we think the Bat-universe looks and feels like,” added Buccellato. “Gotham won't look like Central City, so you won't be seeing all the bright reds, oranges and yellows that defined Flash's world.”

There is going to be a lot going on. You can read the full story over at USA Today. 2014 is going to be a great time for Bat-fans. Unless you're concerned about the stress on your wallet.

DETECTIVE COMICS #27

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Edited by fallbrigade

Looks like Lincoln March/Thomas Wayne Jr. is coming back.

I'm really excited for this. More Batman goodness is always welcome in my stash. The new Detective Comics team is gonna be great too. Can't wait!

Edited by Captain13

There are also rumors of Justice League, Superman, and Green Lantern weekly titles as well, right? Can DC support 4 weekly titles? That's a lot of creator management... And will the fans support weeklies outside of Batman again? I know Superman had a weekly title once, but are the numbers on the Superman titles from villains month a good indication of weekly status for that title? Justice League would be like 52. Was that a huge success financially? And I'm most concerned about the Green Lantern weekly idea, though some John Stewart every week would rock.

Anyway, it's great seeing Luke Fox fully accepted in the Bat-Family. Palmiotti has made him a really great character.

Edited by Shika1Dude

where's Nightwing?

Edited by BumBurger

Nightwing isn't in the cape on the first picture im scared O_O forever evil better not see him killed D:

Posted by Captain13

DCE = Detective Comics Entertainment.

Edited by Sawcesome

REEKRIS.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

cool, I doubt I can afford it though

Edited by fallbrigade

Isn't Nightwing out of Gotham anyways? So in that sense it's reasonable to understand why he's not on the cover image.

Edited by Wolverine08

Sweet!

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Posted by Saren

You know what, this article is going to have a lot of the usual complaints about how X or Y doesn't like Batman because of all the oversaturation. I don't care. I love being a Batman fan and one of the biggest reasons is the oversaturation. The best writers, the best artists, the most attention, it's everything a fan could want. Can't wait for this.

As observations, I'm very curious about how Manapul's art on 'Tec is going to look. Buccellato hit the nail on the head when he said the art that worked for the Flash won't work for Batman.

And even though I liked the Williams/Blackman run, I'm glad Batwoman is going to be more involved with the rest of the Gotham vigilantes.

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Posted by Captain13

Manapul's Batman look iconic--just like his Flash. Maybe Buccellato and Manapul should be on Justice League?

Posted by MatteoPG

Looks cool. Not going to get it. I actually refuse to pay for more than two books about the same character. Same goes for wolverine, superman and so on.

But it does look cool.

Posted by Captain13

I like how the Bat-family color coordinates.

Batman-Yellow

BatWoman-Red

BatWing- Blue

Posted by Shika1Dude

@captain13: they probably can, they were able to push 128 books out during villains month, my only fear in this is that they will be awesome (definitely) and that they will be £3.99 a pop. This will cripple Batman fans!

Edited by AWeekInGeekdom

Excited for Detective Comics, I'm not sure I'd commit myself to a weekly series but I'll try out the first few issues.

Edited by Saren

According to BC, Frank Miller will also be one of the writers on the giant-sized 'Tec #27 issue.

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Edited by Captain13

I'm curious about what DC will do for Wonder Woman's 75th anniversary.

Edited by Squalleon

According to BC, Frank Miller will also be one of the writers on the giant-sized 'Tec #27 issue.

He will only draw a two page spread. Snyder confirmed it, sorry :-(

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Posted by Saren

@squalleon: Ah. Well, there go my hopes for a return to the Goddamn Batmanverse.

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Posted by NICKXH

Ah, shiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeet! Not Jason Fabok. I really didn't like the Batman annual he did with Snyder. He is basically a poor man version of David Finch.

Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo

As someone who already gets every single bat book that features Batman, I am stoked for this!!!

Yeah, yeah, I know vote with your dollar and all that, but I just LOVE Batman and even mediocre books like Batman Dark Knight give me a good dosage of needed bafix! So, for me... there almost can not be too much Batbooks.

And... WOW! Now I get why the Booch and Manapul left Flash! They take over 'Tec! Really thrilled to see how they will do in Gotham. I loved the start of their Flash run, but I thought it lost a lot of steam, story wise. Still, looking forward to this! Manapuls dark Batman drawing up there looks awesome already and I love that they want to do a detective book in Detective Comics!

Oh! And I LOVE that Manapul gives Batman claw like fingertips! I always loved it when certain artists do that and wonder why that isn't the norm! Its so badass and scary looking.

Again... Wow. Great news all around.

Edited by Shika1Dude

@fallbrigade: I dont think Red hood operates in Gotham, Dan Didio might have got his wish :'(

Posted by danhimself

Manapul on Detective? I'm definitely going to be reading that!

Edited by Vincie_Pooh

Nice!

Posted by Saren

I just noticed the Lincoln March Owlman in that last pic. Now him, I did not want to see more of.

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Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee

Mixed feelings for this. Love Batman but feel another book is taking opportunity away from a possible new up and comer book. Excited for the Detective Comics news. Batman: Eternal seems cool, will hopefully be able to afford it, but I think the name sounds dumb -- sue me!

Can't wait for more news :D

Posted by The_Tree

I'm very intrigued by this news.

More Chris Burnham art in the world is always a good thing.

Posted by Hanson724

I don't know about the weeklies but it'll be nice to read Detective again.

Posted by Nightwing_Beyond

Not gonna lie. When I didn't see Nightwing in the cape of the first image, this was my initial reaction. If I think about it too much, I go back to this but, I'm pretty sure the absence of Nightwing is just to rile fans up.... Right?.... RIGHT!?!

Posted by Hawkguy

That's where Buccelato and Manapul are going??? Damn... Now I need to drop a book to pick that up

Posted by fallbrigade

@fallbrigade: I dont think Red hood operates in Gotham, Dan Didio might have got his wish :'(

:( I still don't think they'll kill him off... maybe Dick had to retire his Nightwing persona or something. Haaa...

Posted by dondave

You know what, this article is going to have a lot of the usual complaints about how X or Y doesn't like Batman because of all the oversaturation. I don't care. I love being a Batman fan and one of the biggest reasons is the oversaturation. The best writers, the best artists, the most attention, it's everything a fan could want. Can't wait for this.

As observations, I'm very curious about how Manapul's art on 'Tec is going to look. Buccellato hit the nail on the head when he said the art that worked for the Flash won't work for Batman.

And even though I liked the Williams/Blackman run, I'm glad Batwoman is going to be more involved with the rest of the Gotham vigilantes.

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Edited by G_Money_Christmas

If Francis and Brian are doing Detective Comics I'm definitely picking that up!

Posted by dondave

Apparently Frank Miller will be writing in Detective Comics #27 as well

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Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

A weekly series could be good. Probably a little expensive to follow though.

Seeing Batwoman on The Eternal and Detective Comics covers kind of bothers me though. Just makes me think this push into the Bat-Family is definitely happening soon. :/

Posted by Wolverine08

@dondave said:

@citizenbane said:

You know what, this article is going to have a lot of the usual complaints about how X or Y doesn't like Batman because of all the oversaturation. I don't care. I love being a Batman fan and one of the biggest reasons is the oversaturation. The best writers, the best artists, the most attention, it's everything a fan could want. Can't wait for this.

As observations, I'm very curious about how Manapul's art on 'Tec is going to look. Buccellato hit the nail on the head when he said the art that worked for the Flash won't work for Batman.

And even though I liked the Williams/Blackman run, I'm glad Batwoman is going to be more involved with the rest of the Gotham vigilantes.

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Posted by The_Vein

GREAT MORE BATMAN COMICS I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Where is Dick Grayson in the first image? Will trade three Batwomen, four Batgirls, "Tim Drake", and the Jokers Daughter for Nightwing.

Posted by MasterDetective

Paul Dini FTW

Posted by turel_hash_ak_gik

'other properties? what other properties? we only have batman.'

Edited by Kal'smahboi

Sweet, Manapul and BuccellatoBuccellato on Batman sounds great

Posted by Lvenger

On the one hand, this does oversaturate the market with Batman comics and detract from other characters DC could be putting out titles of. But on the other hand, IF it's managed right between the creative teams and putting out good storylines, then this might potentially go places and be very interesting. Better than Hurtwitz' Dark Knight series at least. I don't go for weekly series myself so this won't damage my wallet but I do feel sorry for Batman fans. My major concern with this news though comes as a Superman fan. With Snyder working on two Batman series now, The Wake and bringing back American Vampire, I'm disconcerted about whether Snyder can spare the time for Superman Unchained now. He's already mentioned that he and Lee are considering passing the mantle over to another writer for Unchained. Superman needs more attention creatively than Batman IMO.

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@captain13 said:

I'm curious about what DC will do for Wonder Woman's 75th anniversary.

Is that next year?

EDIT: Never mind, just realised that it's 2016. Damn maths has foiled me again :P

Posted by Mucklefluga

Burnham cover and Talon!! :D

Posted by MaccyD

Is the weekly series non-canon like the others?

Posted by lifeboy

My body is ready for this...

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@nickxh said:

Ah, shiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeet! Not Jason Fabok. I really didn't like the Batman annual he did with Snyder. He is basically a poor man version of David Finch.

Dude, what? Finch and Fabok have vastly different styles and neither one looks like a 'poor man's' version of the other.

Posted by LCazT1996

I had been wondering when DC would decide to do more than just one book per month for certain series.

There are also rumors of Justice League, Superman, and Green Lantern weekly titles as well, right? Can DC support 4 weekly titles? That's a lot of creator management... And will the fans support weeklies outside of Batman again? I know Superman had a weekly title once, but are the numbers on the Superman titles from villains month a good indication of weekly status for that title? Justice League would be like 52. Was that a huge success financially? And I'm most concerned about the Green Lantern weekly idea, though some John Stewart every week would rock.

Anyway, it's great seeing Luke Fox fully accepted in the Bat-Family. Palmiotti has made him a really great character.

I haven't heard anything about other weekly titles. There is a Green Lantern-family book that comes out every week, but I haven't heard anything about GL going weekly or otherwise.

Posted by Wardishy

This is gonna be sweeeeeeeeeeeet.

Stoked for Brian and Francis on Detective. Haven't read that since #2. I was worried about how the art would work but that picture right there looks awesome, I have a feeling I'm gonna love it. Plus a return to the 'detective' part of Detective Comics is welcome.

Plus, the talent in #27 sounds awesome. Dini writing? And Francavilla, Nguyen, Adams on art (plus Miller?!)

Love the sound of Eternal but my waller is totally despairing right now. I don't have enough money for most of the titles I want as it is lol.

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