DC Announces New Batman Revamp Titles and Creators [Updated]

Posted by G-Man (18919 posts) - - Show Bio

The DC revamp titles news continues. Today (courtesy of IGN), we're getting some exciting news. It's all about Batman. It's almost crazy if you think about it, we will all have a chance to own Batman #1 and Detective Comics #1. Detective Comics is what brought about DC's name. Will this re-numbering stick? Honestly, that's not really the point right now. Let's just focus on what we're going to be getting.

Batman #1 will be written by the great Scott Snyder (hot of the pages of Detective Comics) along with art by Greg Capullo (who is known for working on Spawn and Haunt).

Detective Comics #1 will have Tony Daniel doing both the writing and the art. Interesting that Daniel and Snyder are switching titles. Both Batman and Detective will feature Bruce Wayne as Batman. According to IGN, Bruce Wayne will be the only character wearing the Batman suit. That means, Batman Incorporated is finished?

Batman and Robin #1 will feature Bruce and Damian written by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. Father and son fighting crime together. It should be really interesting to see how Damian works with his dad. He and Dick have started developing a good relationship and I wonder if Damian will follow orders better now.

Batman: The Dark Knight #1 will continue with David Finch. There's no assurance whether or not Finch's original story will see completion.

What else is there?

== TEASER ==

Those were the official announcements. Bleeding Cool has shown images for an unconfirmed (so far) Catwoman #1 (art by GUillem March) along with Nightwing #1 (art by Eddy Barrows). Guess we know why Bruce is the only one wearing the Batman suit.

Here's some more images:

Detective Comics #1

Update

IGN has now reported that Batwing #1 will focus on the "first ever African-American character to don the mantle as the Batman of Africa." It will be written by Judd Winick with art by Ben Oliver. Does this mean Batman, Inc will still have some sort of relevance?

#1 Posted by CombatCraigFM (111 posts) - - Show Bio

So much for Detective #900 :( Loving the idea of The Dark Knight #1, #2, and #1 lol

#2 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13696 posts) - - Show Bio

awesome. i guess ill leave Damian alone now. he seems to have been de-douchified enough. but whats gonna happen to Tim?
#3 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13696 posts) - - Show Bio

oh and its been confirmed that Batman Inc ends with the reboot i belive.
#4 Posted by johnny_spam (2020 posts) - - Show Bio

I love that Damian is around and that there is a Bruce and Damian book. Still worried that the end of Batman inc has been tampered with.

#5 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

As long as Morrison isn't shafted, I have no reason not to be absolutely thrilled with these announcements. Though I kinda hope that Bruce is with Talia, Selina or Zatanna in this reboot. Lonely Bruce is awesome, but relationship Bruce is a nice change. 
 
All in all;
 
**** YES!

#6 Posted by MuadDiab (325 posts) - - Show Bio

F*** SAKE!!!!!!!!!!!! DIck (as Batman) and Damien should not be ruined. So sad. Why does Morrison's work always get un-done. In fairness, this company wide re-boot is good for DC but BAtman was the only one that was fine. angry now

#7 Posted by otakucomics (6 posts) - - Show Bio

At least we still get Scott Snyder doing Batman. But what about Tim? And Batgirl?

#8 Edited by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

Theres also Swamp Thing

#9 Posted by Top Flight Security (143 posts) - - Show Bio

I suppose with the reboot of the entire DC comics, things were going to change. It should be no surprise.

#10 Posted by jlat89 (302 posts) - - Show Bio

if anyone read the article is says that Morrison is still involved and that they'll announce something later this week.  They also said things will be released throughout the day.  I'm sure we'll hear about Tim soon enough
#11 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I guess Detective has come to an end and is being renumbered too. Darn that's too bad, of all DC books I would have thought it should have the distinction of at least getting to #900.  Really makes me wonder if this is going to be a lasting trend to be honest.  Guess we'll just have to see! So far it looks great though. So far...

#12 Posted by Migz13 (170 posts) - - Show Bio

I REALLY don't know what to say. 
Sure this reboot has it's pros... but when I think about Batman and the AWESOME books it's been releasing nowadays... I just can't help but see the cons. I just hope they now what they're doing. I mean cmon?! No more current continuities for Batman Inc, Batman and Robin, Streets of Gotham and Detective Comics?! Madness...

#13 Edited by Batmarcus (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Damian survives and so does Dick this is the BEST news about this reboot for me!!!! But what about Tim and Cassandra and Stephanie??

#14 Posted by jlat89 (302 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't see how there can not be continuity because they're going to have Damian as Robin.  As awesome as Dick was as Batman (I was a big fan) it would have either been him dying and Bruce returning to full time duty or him returning to being Nightwing.  I prefer him as Nightwing. 
#15 Posted by Jake Fury (19256 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman Inc can still live on. It's not like El Gaucho, Dark Ranger, Knight & Squire were wearing Batman costumes. They each had their own unique look.  
#16 Edited by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio
@Batmarcus said:

Damian survives and so does Dick this is the BEST news about this reboot for me!!!! But what about Tim and Cassandra??

Its a RELAUNCH. not reboot. DC VP confirmed it. But apparently this isnt news to comicvine because they "called" it.
 

@jlat89

said:

I don't see how there can not be continuity because they're going to have Damian as Robin.  As awesome as Dick was as Batman (I was a big fan) it would have either been him dying and Bruce returning to full time duty or him returning to being Nightwing.  I prefer him as Nightwing. 


Im going to say it again. Its not a reboot. reLAUNCH.
 
 
Can someone from ComicVine please report that it is in fact a ReLAUNCH and not a reboot?
People have been bashing the idea on this site because they didnt know it was a relaunch.
#17 Posted by MrUnknown (1628 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah great Snyder is staying. That's awesome! The other titles seem meh for now...

#18 Posted by CrimsonInuTears (461 posts) - - Show Bio

I was afraid Batman an Robin would be on this list... an that Dick was out as Batman. Back to Nightwing as he should be, but still... I have a really bad feelin about B+R...

#19 Edited by Om1kron (1151 posts) - - Show Bio

greg has been happier than a schoolgirl with the excitement of getting to draw batman. i'm really excited for the direction his artwork is going to take the series.

#20 Posted by jlat89 (302 posts) - - Show Bio

I like that DC recognizes the great work Snyder has been doing and promoted him to the "Batman" title.  It's going to be interesting to see whether or not Jock really helped his story though.  I like Tony Daniel, but I would still prefer him to just draw, maybe it's a good thing he's doing Detective though.
#21 Posted by jlat89 (302 posts) - - Show Bio
@doordoor123
I know, I'm in agreement with you.  It seems that people hear "relaunch" and it automatically means reboot.  They're relaunching the titles, it's not really anything new, it's just the fact that they're doing the entire line at once.
#22 Posted by BuNKiTZ (177 posts) - - Show Bio

What the hell is going on with Nightwing!? Did he go evil or something?? Maybe he's like Thomas?? Damn... >.>
I just hope that Steph is still going to be here... And of course, Tim as well >_<

#23 Posted by jlat89 (302 posts) - - Show Bio
@BuNKiTZ
The look is actually starting to grow on me.  I thought it was weird without the blue but it works, it's a redesign.  I'm fine with it, it could also just be a cover art to draw you in.   
 
I assume Tim is still going to be Red Robin.  DC wouldn't get rid of him, at least I hope not.
#24 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio
@jlat89 said:
@doordoor123: I know, I'm in agreement with you.  It seems that people hear "relaunch" and it automatically means reboot.  They're relaunching the titles, it's not really anything new, it's just the fact that they're doing the entire line at once.
Geoff Johns said some time had passed in the GL universe so i assume this is like Year One again but with more adjustments to characters.
#25 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35156 posts) - - Show Bio

I love that Damian is still here and still Robin, now I just want to know whats happening with Red Robin and Nightrunner.

#26 Edited by Batmarcus (98 posts) - - Show Bio

I know I already commented but another thought a cured to me: What happens to Jason Todd and Barbra Gordon???  
 
@ doordoor123: Its a RELAUNCH. not reboot. DC VP confirmed it. But apparently this isnt news to comicvine because they "called" it.       
Thank you for telling me I was not aware of that but I still want to know what happens to all these characters??

#27 Posted by RUSTMAN (183 posts) - - Show Bio

While I did like Dick as Batman, it does make sense what they're doing, plus Dick knew it was only temporary... 
 
Looking forward to Batman #1...

#28 Posted by BradBrains (59 posts) - - Show Bio

no dick as batman? gotta say im disappointed.

#29 Posted by KINCART (205 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like the new Nightwing costume!

#30 Posted by Phantim555 (217 posts) - - Show Bio

Does anyone know anything on if Red Robin will continue?
#31 Posted by DomDom (998 posts) - - Show Bio

gonna be a bit of a bummer, not keeping Dick and Damian together...=( 
But Nightwing is BACK! Dick can be his own man again! =) 
 
Dang there are just gonna be too many series i want to collect!

#32 Posted by thecheckeredman (288 posts) - - Show Bio

What a mess...

#33 Posted by RUSTMAN (183 posts) - - Show Bio
@Phantim555 said:
Does anyone know anything on if Red Robin will continue?
Leading the Outsiders? Hopefully they can fit Tim Drake in somewhere...
#34 Posted by shawn87 (2082 posts) - - Show Bio

wow i cant believe they're starting Detective Comics over at #1.  
 
So are we suppose to forget everything up until this point? They're not being clear on that. 

#35 Posted by laussica (77 posts) - - Show Bio

so happy they kept damien as robin

bit sad to see dick go

but i still like him as nightwing too

also excited for catwoman and babs as batgirl

#36 Posted by danhimself (22720 posts) - - Show Bio

That Nightwing costume is bada$$

#37 Posted by War Killer (20293 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Batman Beyond??? O_o

#38 Posted by punisher1313 (46 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank God I can finally start reading Batman again, the only thing worse than having Dick as Batman was having several people as Batman, how can you have a personal feud or relationship with someone if there are several people under the same mask, also having Batman smile and use witty one liners destroyed all the darkness, fear, and respect Batman has built up over the years, Batman was a human that walked among gods and demanded their respect, that ended as soon as Greyson put on the suit, if I wanted to read about an A-list super hero that used goofy one liners I would read Spider-man, please DC, please keep Morrison as far away from Batman as possible!!!!

#39 Posted by kennybaese (1152 posts) - - Show Bio

The new Nightwing uniform looks good. I dig the red. I wonder if Morrison will still be doing something Batman, or if he's just going to he doing Superman. Also, am I the only one who liked the last Bruce design with the glowing yellow oval? I thought it was rad. Oh well,color me

#40 Posted by Phantim555 (217 posts) - - Show Bio
@RUSTMAN said:
@Phantim555 said:
Does anyone know anything on if Red Robin will continue?
Leading the Outsiders? Hopefully they can fit Tim Drake in somewhere...

I hope so. I love DC but looks like they only love me for my money. I want so many titles  
#41 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (35156 posts) - - Show Bio
@punisher1313 said:
Thank God I can finally start reading Batman again, the only thing worse than having Dick as Batman was having several people as Batman, how can you have a personal feud or relationship with someone if there are several people under the same mask, also having Batman smile and use witty one liners destroyed all the darkness, fear, and respect Batman has built up over the years, Batman was a human that walked among gods and demanded their respect, that ended as soon as Greyson put on the suit, if I wanted to read about an A-list super hero that used goofy one liners I would read Spider-man, please DC, please keep Morrison as far away from Batman as possible!!!!
DId you even read Dick as Batman or Batman Inc.? Dick did nout use goofy one liners and none of the Batman Inc. said they where Batman or dressed as him.
#42 Posted by kennybaese (1152 posts) - - Show Bio

The new Nightwing uniform looks good. I dig the red. I wonder if Morrison will still be doing something Batman, or if he's just going to he doing Superman. Also, am I the only one who liked the last Bruce design with the glowing yellow oval? I thought it was rad. Oh well, color me interested in the Batman and Batman and Robin series. I'll keep skipping Tony Daniel's stuff.

#43 Posted by BuNKiTZ (177 posts) - - Show Bio

@jlat89 Well it certainly isn't drawing me in. I mean, it just looks to metallic :( And I hope you're right about Tim... Yeah... They can't just get rid of him, he's become too valuable as a part of the Bat Family, well, in my opinion at least...

#44 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (153 posts) - - Show Bio

these feel like steps backward.

#45 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio
@Scarlet_Rogue said:

these feel like steps backward.

Sometimes you need to take a step backwards to take a step forward.
#46 Posted by punisher1313 (46 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderbat87 said:
@punisher1313 said:
Thank God I can finally start reading Batman again, the only thing worse than having Dick as Batman was having several people as Batman, how can you have a personal feud or relationship with someone if there are several people under the same mask, also having Batman smile and use witty one liners destroyed all the darkness, fear, and respect Batman has built up over the years, Batman was a human that walked among gods and demanded their respect, that ended as soon as Greyson put on the suit, if I wanted to read about an A-list super hero that used goofy one liners I would read Spider-man, please DC, please keep Morrison as far away from Batman as possible!!!!
DId you even read Dick as Batman or Batman Inc.? Dick did nout use goofy one liners and none of the Batman Inc. said they where Batman or dressed as him.
I stopped reading in the Two-Face storyline when Dick was smiling at at camera's and letting the media get all kinds of photos of him, he was also talking about ditching the cape at one point also.
#47 Posted by blueninjapanther (672 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing looks cool but I like him in blue.
#48 Posted by Sydpart2 (1055 posts) - - Show Bio

I just don't know I really wanted to see where inc was going and I kind of feel robbed of that...

#49 Posted by Mumbles (843 posts) - - Show Bio

nice! even though renumbering is lame.

#50 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio
@punisher1313 said:
Thank God I can finally start reading Batman again, the only thing worse than having Dick as Batman was having several people as Batman, how can you have a personal feud or relationship with someone if there are several people under the same mask, also having Batman smile and use witty one liners destroyed all the darkness, fear, and respect Batman has built up over the years, Batman was a human that walked among gods and demanded their respect, that ended as soon as Greyson put on the suit, if I wanted to read about an A-list super hero that used goofy one liners I would read Spider-man, please DC, please keep Morrison as far away from Batman as possible!!!!
Most of these instances occurred under Morrison's pen. Morrison is the best Batman writer ever. The issues where Dick was portrayed like that weren't written by Morrison. Dick being Batman only stopped working once Bruce returned, since he rendered Dick totally obsolete.

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