Two of the ongoing BATMAN series in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 will be getting notable guest artists for upcoming issues - Trevor McCarthy on BATWOMAN and Ed Benes on DETECTIVE COMICS.
Stepping in for issues 9 through 11, New York Times bestselling artist Trevor McCarthy will be joining co-writers J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman on BATWOMAN. No stranger to the shadows of Gotham City, McCarthy's notable recent work includes BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM, by writers Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins. The critically acclaimed artist of BATWOMAN's first story arc, Williams will be making his return to ongoing illustration duties with issue 12.
And following the "Night of the Owls" Bat-family crossover event in May, guest artist Ed Benes will join DETECTIVE COMICS for issues 10, 11 and 12. Benes is critically acclaimed for his work on DC Comics titles that include ACTION COMICS, BIRDS OF PREY, SUPERGIRL, SUPERMAN and many others. DETECTIVE COMICS' regular writer/artist Tony S. Daniel will continue to provide the scripts for the issues to be illustrated by Benes, and will return to his comprehensive creative duties with issue 13.
"We're excited to be getting such great talent to step in on these books," said Bob Harras, DC Entertainment's Editor-in-Chief. "The work on both titles thus far has been exemplary. Tony Daniel has been going non-stop since the launch of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, and Amy Reeder's contribution to BATWOMAN has been a beautiful transition from J.H.'s first story arc. Both Trevor and Ed are going to have to bring their A-game to maintain those standards."