A brand new creative team for Batman has been announced by DC Comics in a news release, with James Tynion IV taking over from Tom King.
Every 3rd Saturday of September is Batman day, and seeing as today is the 80th Batman day, DC Comics has announced the brand new creative team behind the Batman comic book. At New York’s Barnes & Noble Union Square, it was revealed that James Tynion IV, best known for working on Justice League and Justice League Dark, will be writing the Batman comic book starting 2020. Penciler and cover artist Tony S. Daniel and inker Danny Miki will serve as the artistic team alongside colorist Tomeu Morey.
James Tynion IV previously wrote for DC’s Batman on Detective Comics and Batman Eternal, as well as Batman and Robin Eternal. Here’s what he had to say regarding the announcement:
“I loved writing stories for [Batman] Eternal, Detective Comics, and even Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but my desire to tell a Batman story, one focusing solely on Bruce Wayne instead of an ensemble, is what drove me back to the Batcave. I want to dig deep into the Bat himself and tell an epic story that pushes him to his absolute limits. I want to tell a Batman story like the kinds I grew up loving, one that embraces the horror and gothic elegance of Gotham and dives deep into Batman’s greatest villains.”
With his previous experience, we can only imagine what James Tynion IV will give us when the comic hits shelves next year.
Daniel and Morey have been an artistic team for a decade and both are quite excited to be returning to DC’s Batman. Here’s what Daniel had to say regarding his return to the character:
“I’ve been fortunate to have contributed quite a bit of my work to Batman over the last twelve years, from working with Grant Morrison on Batman R.I.P. to writing Batman myself to working with Tom King over the last year. Each run was amazing and special in its own way. I’m super excited to work with James Tynion IV, and I’m even more excited about what we have in store for Bat-fans everywhere this January.”
Morey also shared his excitement about working the with new team for DC:
“I am very excited about this new stage for Batman and about being able to work with the entire creative team. Tony manages to create iconic images of Batman that, along with Danny’s inks, will remain memorable to fans everywhere, and I can’t wait to work on stories with James. It’s a great challenge to live up to so much talent, but great motivation, too!”
Miki, who has previously worked with the artistic duo, also commented on their return to DC:
“I’m totally excited about reuniting with Tony Daniel and Tomeu Morey. I’m looking forward to returning to Gotham after Batman stories such as Zero Year, Endgame, All-Star Batman, I Am Bane, and others. Getting to work on Batman with along with Tony, Tomeu, and James is going to be a great ride! Gotham City is my home and it’s good to be home.”
It seems as if the entire team is excited to get back to work on Batman! It seems almost full circle for the entire team to go back to Gotham after working with the character for so long. To write for the Dark Knight in his own separate, iconic series must be a huge and daunting task but this team has proven themselves countless times individually, so we can only expect greatness when they all come together.
The team will make their debut on January 8, 2020, with Batman #85.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.