This May, New York Times best-selling writer Scott Snyder collaborates with acclaimed writer Kyle Higgins and artist Trevor McCarthy for BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM, a six-part miniseries exploring historic Gotham City and its many dark secrets.
BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and KYLE HIGGINS
Francesco Francavilla has been doing some amazing work in the Detective Comics co-features, and for issue #874 he’ll be taking over the cover of the book with the incredible piece above.
We asked Francesco to give us some insight into his creative process for the cover, so we’ll let him take it away:
Before Dick Grayson was Batman, even before he was Robin, he was a member of the Flying Graysons. Turns out that coming from a family of acrobats provides some pretty solid guidelines on how to be Batman. See, when things look grim, Grayson has three rules for staying alive on the trapeze and they work just as well for staying alive on the mean streets of Gotham:
Seven, they say, is a magic number. And this morning, we can't disagree.
Because DC and Vertigo have put on an impressive showing, combining to win seven, yes seven of IGN's thirteen awards for the Best of 2010.
Here's the rundown...
Somehow, tools, evidence and weapons relating to some of Batman’s deadliest foes are ending up in the wrong hands – and people are dying because of it.
Newly ensconced Batman Dick Grayson must piece together the pieces of the mystery, which point to a deadly new adversary. But will he be able to bring down his new enemy before more die?
If that stack comics on my desk (which I’ve kindly reposted above) from yesterday wasn’t clue enough, let me be frank: it’s an exciting time for Batman, and for Batman fans, like me. November lit the fuse and things are not slowing down. Come February, we’ve got the launch of J.H. Williams III and co.’s BATWOMAN ongoing, featuring co-writer W. Haden Blackman.