The 12-issue series will take readers into the minds of Batman and Alfred.
Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch, the team that reignited the comics medium with their take on The Authority at the turn of the century, will reunite for a new Batman maxi-series. Kevin Nowlan joins Hitch on art.
Titled The Batman’s Grave, the 12-issue series will see the Dark Knight take on a case that “forces him to inhabit the mind of a murder victim with a half-eaten face—without filling the empty grave next to those of his parents.”
“My very first work at DC was two issues of Legends Of The Dark Knight,” begins Ellis, “so it’s been 25 years since I did a full-length story with the Batman. I’ve decided to revisit the crime scene where my career in American comics began, and I’m so grateful that my old comrade Bryan Hitch is doing this midnight run with me. It’s been too many years since we last did a long campaign together.”
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GameStop will offer these figures from DC Collectibles exclusively this fall.
Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have met many times now, both in the pages of comics and in an animated movie. So the only logical place this relationship could go next is action figures.
DC Collectibles will release a series of action figures from both universes, as the Bat family and the Turtles appear in two-packs that’ll be exclusive to GameStop starting in September, with a price of $49.99 each, or $249.99 for the whole set.
Check them out below:
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‘Harleen’ is about good people ‘falling in love, falling from grace and falling apart.
DC Comics’ Black Label line continues to grow this September with the addition of Harleen, a new miniseries by Stjepan Šejić (Sunstone).
The miniseries will offer a different take on the origin of Harley Quinn, exploring her past as a psychologist and her first meeting with The Joker.
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Tom King and Clay Mann will launch the 12-issue series in January.
Following rumors earlier this week that writer Tom King would leave Batman earlier than expected, DC Comics has made it official: King’s work on the title continues through December, when the “City of Bane” story will wrap up in Batman #85. A new, as-yet-unrevealed creative team will take over the title in January 2020, when DC will launch Batman/Catwoman by King and artist Clay Mann.
Batman, which currently comes out biweekly, will shift to a monthly schedule in January. Batman/Catwoman is being billed as a 12-issue maxi-series.
“We’re making changes to our comic book publishing line to set DC up for continued success,” said DC’s editor-in-chief Bob Harras. “We’re starting with the bestselling Batman comic after ‘City of Bane’ wraps up in December. ‘City of Bane’ is an incredible story and an integral part of our overall ‘Year of the Villain’ campaign, and a new Tom King and Clay Mann Bat/Cat series in 2020 fills the gap once BATMAN begins to ship monthly.”
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DC’s ‘Year of the Villain’ continues in August with a new miniseries about one of Batman’s greatest foes.
DC Comics is giving the devil his due this year in their “Year of the Villain” event, which will come to a head in the fall with lots of broken comic logos. But before that, Neal Adams will pit Batman against his son’s grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul, in a six-issue miniseries.
Here’s how DC describes the comic:
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Plus: Jonathan Hickman details his plans for the X-Men, comic sales in April and more.
Stan Lee’s former caretaker and manager, Keya Morgan, has been charged with felony elder abuse. The charges include felony counts of false imprisonment of an elder adult, theft, embezzlement, and forgery or fraud against an elder adult, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court.
A warrant for Morgan’s arrest had been issued. The 43-year-old memorabilia collector was served with a restraining order by Lee’s family last summer, when they accused him of elder abuse. Lee passed away in November.
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Sean Gordon Murphy’s ‘Curse of the White Knight’ channels its inner Castlevania in a series of videos.
The sequel to Sean Gordon Murphy’s Black label Batman title, ‘White Knight,’ arrives in July with a new subtitle, ‘Curse of the White Knight,’ and a series of 8-bit promotional videos.
Animated by Chris Fequiere, a new video will be released before each issue of the eight-issue series. Check out the first one:
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DC Comics announced at WonderCon that stories by Brian Michael Bendis, Tom King and others will be released in the direct market.
DC Comics answered a question at WonderCon that’s been in the minds of readers and retailers — will the stories they’ve released exclusively to Walmart ever be collected and available in comic shops?
The answer is yes, as DC announced at their publisher’s panel today that stories like Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington’s Batman: Universe will be collected and released in the direct market.
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New statue line features designs by comic artist Riley Rossmo.
With Toy Fair in full swing, DC Comics has revealed a new line of statues base don the designs of Riley Rossmo (Martain Manhunter). Engines of Chaos will feature “high-RPM transformations” of DC characters, starting with Batman and Poison Ivy:
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