DC has revealed more details about the new Batman: Brave and the Bold series they announced back in November. The series will be an anthology, with not every story featuring Batman.
The comic takes its title from the series that ran from the 1950s until 1983, which started as an anthology title but eventually evolved into a Batman team-up title. It was replaced by Batman and the Outsiders, and the title has been dusted off for a couple of mini-series projects since then.
The first issue will have four stories:
- Tom King and Mitch Gerads reunite for a horrifying four-part retelling of the first bloody clash between The Joker and the Batman.
- Dan Mora will write and draw a new series of Batman Black & White short stories, with the first one sounding fable-like: “In a Gotham City overrun by the cybernetic henchmen of The Joker, the only person who can save us is the mysterious motorcycle-riding, bat-costumed hero of urban legend.”
- Ed Brisson and Jeff Spokes will tell a story featuring the new Stormwatch, who debuted in the Wildstorm 30th Anniversary Special last year. The black-ops team, now under the direction of Director Bones, will star in a story titled “Down with the Kings.”
- Christopher Cantwell and Javier Rodríguez are doing a Superman story that also features a decoder ring!
Here’s a look at the various variant covers for the first issue, by Frank Cho, Jim Cheung, Bryan Hitch and Nathan Szerdy:
It arrives in stores May 16.