Notes from the Bat-Office...

Notes from the Bat-Office...

By Michael Marts Friday, May 15th, 2009
In a few short days, the final chapter of BATTLE FOR THE COWL hits the stands and the entire world will learn the identity of the new Batman. It’s a journey long in the making and it’s hard to believe all the hard work from all of our creators is finally paying off on the printed page. But we’re not wasting any time resting on our butts. Nope, we’re diving straight into the next exciting phase of the Dark Knight’s life, an era which reflects the new world order for Gotham City and its favorite protector--BATMAN REBORN. bmrob01_06 We kick things off in June, starting with a brand new monthly series by the most exciting creative tag-team in comics--BATMAN & ROBIN by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely. Trust us, this isn’t your parents’ Dynamic Duo--expect the unexpected (including the surprising return of several characters)! Judd Winick returns to the Bat-family to write our flagship title, BATMAN--with art by two of the most amazing artists in comics--Ed Benes illustrates our first issue back and then the great Mark Bagley draws the first big storyarc! batwoman1-inks-pg022-023 Over in DETECTIVE COMICS, we’re operating outside of the box with this title and allowing someone other than Batman star in the title for the first time in many years. Kate Kane--BATWOMAN--takes center stage in this long-running series, courtesy of the incomparable team of Greg Rucka and JH Williams. bmsog-121600 The very talented Paul Dini has signed on to pen not one, but two Batman series, both brand-new monthlies. GOTHAM CITY SIRENS follows the mis-adventures Gotham’s most lethal ladies--Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. With amazing art by newcomer Guillem March, this series is a can’t-miss. And over in BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM, a series devoted to all of the other heroes in Gotham, Paul is joined by long-time DETECTIVE COMICS partner Dustin Nguyen. rrob_116 RED ROBIN is another new title debuting in June (who’s behind that mask, you ask? We’re not telling!). Chris Yost writes this news series with artwork by Ramon Bachs. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg folks--Tony Daniel makes his triumphant return to the Bat-books in a short while, and later this year we have the series debut of both BATGIRL and AZRAEL!

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