DCU in 2011: Tony Daniel dishes on upcoming BATMAN

It's rare enough that a creator comes along who can both write and draw, but it's even more impressive when one is able to deliver an outstanding product month after month on an ongoing title.

Tony Daniel's done amazing work with Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne in the pages of BATMAN, not only as artist but the current ongoing writer. Batman and Robin's lives won't be getting any easier in 2011, and Tony's provided a few words to tease some of the stories he's working on for this year:

Who is Batman's new ally?

When Gotham is paid a visit by a new hero who's as dangerous as she is beautiful, Batman must join forces with her to solve a mystery involving members of a highly secret order.

Who is Peacock? What is her connection to I-Ching? And how is her arrival in Gotham connected a string of murders in the city's Chinatown district?

Check out the preview below for clues.

Tony Daniel does double duty on both art and script in BATMAN #705, in stores on Wednesday.

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BATMAN in NOVEMBER starts here

Sit tight folks, because it’s gonna be a BATMAN-centric day, and I don’t think you’d have it any other way.

First up we have BATMAN #704, which marks the return of writer/artist Tony Daniel. Tony returns full force, bringing to bear his impressive array of talents for one hell of an issue. The story, which features guest spots from Bruce Wayne, Catwoman and a new, mysterious villain and the return of a classic foe, is packed with action that evokes the best of Batman’s past in an energetic and in-your-face way.

A sneak peek at BATMAN in February

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.

DC NATION: New York City!

It's good to have you loyal members of the DC Nation with us during these exciting times. As we get closer to the end of an epic 2010, we are pleased to tell you that 2011 is going to be even more amazing. We are in full gear with plans for your favorite characters, and the list of new ideas is growing every day. It's fitting, then during this period where we are working with you in mind, that we welcome you into our home city for the New York City Comic Con.

Your Batman solicitations for December

We’ve given you two major sneak peeks earlier this week, but now it’s time for the whole shebang – click below for a complete rundown of the December-shipping Batman titles.

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BATMAN, INC. #2

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE& MICHAEL LACOMBE

1:25 Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT

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