It’s Batman Day, and to celebrate, DC has announced the new creative team that will take over the flagship Batman title next year. James Tynion IV, Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki and Tomeu Morey will chronicle the adventures of the Dark Knight in January.
“I loved writing stories for 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,” said Tynion. “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.”
Tynion’s run follows that of Tom King, who will move on to a Batman/Catwoman title in January with artist Clay Mann.
“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,” said Daniel. “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.”
Daniel and Moray most recently kicked off King’s swan song for the book, the “City of Bane” story arc.
“I am very excited about this new stage for Batman and about being able to work with the entire creative team,” said Morey. “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!”
The team’s first issue together will be issue #86, which goes on sale Jan. 8. And if you want to read some Batman comics today — it is Batman Day, after all — you can find a whole bunch of them on sale at comiXology, or visit your local comics retailer — many of whom are celebrating in their own ways.