Announced today at the Long Beach Comic Con, DC's Executive Editor Dan DiDio will be taking over the reigns of The Outsiders with star artist Philip Tan on pencils. Here are a few words from Dan himself: "This is an exciting time for me both personally and professionally. I have been a fan of The Outsiders since their inception and with Pete Tomasi moving on to some very exciting projects in 2010, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with some of my favorite characters. Most importantly, this also gives me the chance to work with the immensely talented Philip Tan, and together I hope we can meet and exceed all expectations for this series." And what does Philip Tan have to say? "I have orders from Dan to hunt down and skewer anyone who buys comics and doesn't pick this up in January. Seriously though, I can't be more excited! Batman and the Outsiders is actually the first DC book I ever bought (and got stolen)! It will be a challenge to pick it up after Peter and Fernando's run and continue to entertain, but Dan and I are extremely confident that we will be able to create some very exciting visual stories! There are tons of ideas that we want to play with! It is not only a huge honor for me to work on Dan's first monthly book, but I'm also insanely giddy about being able to be creatively involved on a whole new level with this project, a level that I have never experienced!" Check out the inks for the cover below, and check back here later this month to see it in color.