Every now and then a Batman comic book comes along that turns the world of the Dark Knight completely on its head. THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS was one. So was BATMAN: EARTH ONE, BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM and BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN. They’re comics that reinterpret the Batman mythos in compelling new ways. They’re the books that you talk about with friends and fellow fans for years after they’ve ended, and go back to time and time again.
Scott Snyder made his first big impression on fans of the Dark Knight back in 2010 with BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR. Since then, he’s anchored the Batman family of books, serving as writer of the monthly Batman title since the launch of The New 52 and overseeing Batman’s two recently weekly comic series (the second of which, BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL, ended last week).
San Diego Comic-Con is now behind us, and DC Comics certainly had a successful show. No matter where you looked in the convention center and beyond, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, the Flash and hundreds of other heroes and villains from the DC Universe were proudly on display. From morning to night, you could find them on comic covers, in movie and TV stills, in videogames, on toys, collectibles and clothing, and wandering around the aisles of the show floor and the streets of the Gaslamp District from morning to night.
Comic book fans have a lot to look forward to today with New York Comic-Con kicking off in just a few hours. And just in time for the show, USA TODAY made a few announcements that’ll surely be the talk of the convention amongst fans of the Dark Knight!
Launching next spring, BATMAN ETERNAL is an all-new weekly series that comes to you from “showrunner” and BATMAN writer, Scott Snyder, along with writers James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley, and artist Jason Fabok.