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.
“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.