New ‘Detective Comics’ Story To Feature Black Lightning

The Wild Storm writer Brain Edward Hill is reportedly having a run on 'Detective Comics' with a story featuring Batman teaming up with Black Lightning.

The Wild Storm writer Brain Edward Hill is reportedly having a run on Detective Comics that will begin with a story featuring Batman teaming up with Black Lightning.

The story will immediately following the departure of longtime Detective Comics writer, James Tynion IV who is departing the book after issue #981. He is first slated to co-write one of the No Justice weekly event that is due for release in May, alongside fellow Batman scribe, Scott Snyder. He will then helm a currently unnamed Justice League book.

The first Detective Comics story from Hill will be a two part arc with artwork by Miguel Mendonça. The arc is currently titled as On The Outside and will be released on June 13th and June 27th. Hill’s run will start on issue #982 and will reportedly last at least five issues. It is currently unknown if this will be the start of a much longer run.

Here are the official solicitation text for the first two issues:

DETECTIVE COMICS #982
Written by BRYAN HILL • Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA • Cover by EDDY BARROWS • Variant cover by MARK BROOKS
“On the Outside” part one! Duke Thomas. Cassandra Cain. They and other young heroes don’t intend to stand down, no matter what Batman thinks is best. Who can Batman trust to guide them? They need a teacher…and Black Lightning fits the bill!
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
DETECTIVE COMICS #983
Written by BRYAN HILL • Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA • Cover by EDDY BARROWS • Variant cover by MARK BROOKS
“On the Outside” part two! Batman wanted Black Lightning involved in the lives of his protégés—but how involved was the Dark Knight thinking? What kind of missions will Jefferson Pierce take them on? And what, exactly, is he whispering in their ears about Batman himself?
On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The CW’s Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce and Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce. Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming episode, “Little Black Lies”:

FAMILY ABOVE ALL – In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father’s death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi (James Remar).

Black Lightning returns next Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET on The CW.

Source: DC Comics

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