DIGITAL FIRST SPOTLIGHT: Batman Beyond

DIGITAL FIRST SPOTLIGHT: Batman Beyond

By Tim Beedle Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Did you know that you no longer have to wait till Wednesday to read a brand new DC comic? From the early adventures of a still-developing Superman to epic-scale action set far in our future to vastly imaginative Batman tales spun by some of the best creators in comics, you can find the action you crave starring the characters you love Monday through Friday, and you don’t even need to leave your living room to do it. (Also, be sure to read to the end of the article to find out how you can win a free download of each day’s title!)

 

Our look at DC’s Digital First titles continues today with a look at BATMAN BEYOND, one of three “Beyond” titles that rotate every Wednesday (the other two are SUPERMAN BEYOND and JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND). All of the “Beyond” titles take place in the future, but it was Batman Beyond that defined the look and feel of that future when it first debuted as an animated series in the late 90s. After the series wrapped, Terry McGinnis, the Batman of the future, continued his adventures in comics and we’re very happy to continue that tradition today.

 

Here’s series writer Adam Beechen on why Batman Beyond is worth reading whether you’re a fan of the series or a first-timer:

 

“Gotham of the future: a rigid world of cold, impersonal technology; super-criminals with power beyond imagining; gang kids who rebel against the status quo by worshipping the legend of the Joker, causing chaos the way they think their hero might. Bruce Wayne as senior citizen, too old to be Batman, trying to train Terry McGinnis, a modern teenage protégé with very different attitudes, to take his place against foes Bruce never dreamed of in his prime. And now, an insane genius, who’s figured out how to turn the Joker-worshippers into a mad army of ten thousand clowns…and the deadliest threat Batman or Gotham has ever faced. Sound cool? 

 

If you loved the classic Batman Beyond animated series, the new digital comics plunge you back into the universe that captured your imagination, and it’s like you never left.  If you’re a Batman fan of any kind but never saw the cartoon, get ready to have your mind blown by a whole new take on the character. And if you’re a reader who’s new to comics but enjoys excitement, action and thrills, have we got a world for you. Now’s the perfect time for anyone to pick up the book, as both the original Batman and the new kid in the cowl confront their deadliest challenges. Grab your utility belt and cape, and enjoy the fun—welcome to a Batman beyond your wildest imaginings!”

 

The cover for Batman Beyond #9-10 (Art by Dustin Nguyen)

 

 

Interior page from Batman Beyond #10 (Art by Norm Breyfogle)

 

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A brand new chapter of Batman Beyond hits our digital shop today. But if you’ve never read any of our “Beyond” titles before, we’re giving you a chance to download an issue on us. For today only we will be giving away 50 promotional codes on Twitter that will allow you to download the first chapter of Batman Beyond for free.

 

Here's what you have to do to enter:

 

1) If you're not already doing so, be sure to follow @DCComics on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet or retweet the following, “Retweet for your chance to win a free digital download of Batman Beyond. #dcdigital http://bit.ly/PnWAQT

 

That's all there is to it! At 5pm PST today, 50 tweeters will be chosen at random and direct messaged a redemption code for a free copy of Batman Beyond #1 that can be entered at http://www.readdcentertainment.com/redeem. (You’ll need a Comixology account to download your free copy.) Good luck and as Terry might say, “Stay schway!”

 

Click here for the giveaway terms and conditions.