Under the cape and cowl Wayne’s been intermittently spiking the decades in mainstream trends as the Caped Crusader, the World’s Greatest Detective or Dark Knight. In the distant yet approaching Spring of 2014, the prominent and enduring alias of Batman clasps to the partnering titular Eternal for a new comic book series.
Batman Eternal will feature five high profile comics writers, reports DC Comics, but spotlight scribe Scott Snyder from the best selling of late Batman will lead the pack, as he profiles inside an exclusive interview to USA Today:
“We want this to be a place where you get to tell a story about anything you want in Gotham, so long as we’re also moving this big story forward in the background,” Snyder explains.
“You’ll see bombastic arcs as well but there’ll be plenty of room for Ray to explore some of the darker, more mystical aspects of Gotham that he loves or Tim to explore some of the crime we haven’t seen before.”
Snyder will be teaming with today’s notable comics writers Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), James Tynion IV (Batman), Ray Fawkes (Constantine) and John Layman (Chew).
Artist Jason Fabok (Batman) will also be a part of the teaming.
“We’re five guys doing our best to give you an exciting Gotham that’s changing under the feet of its characters,” Snyder continued.
More evolves. Sooner than the spring debut of Batman Eternal will arrive an ode to the 1939 Detective Comics issue twenty-seven, which holds the premiere for Bat-Man’s adventures, in Jan.’s debut of DC New 52’s twenty-seventh issue of Detective Comics.
The Jan. 8 release will be featuring such high profile artists and writers in collaborative stories: Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy; Brad Meltzer (Infinity Crisis) and Bryan Hitch (The Authority): Peter J. Tomasi (Batman and Robin) and Guillem March (Catwoman); Gregg Hurwitz (Batman: The Dark Knight) and multi-awards veteran Neal Adams (Brave and the Bold, Green Lantern/Green Arrow) ; Paul Dini (“Batman: The Animated Series”) and Dustin Nguyen (The Authority). On top of it all legendary comics auteur Frank Miller makes a new mark in comics. The Baltimorean will pen and illustrate his own spotlight tale.
The issue will also mark the concluding tenure of John Layman and Jason Fabok on Detective Comics. Francis Manapul (The Flash) and Brian Buccellato (The Flash) will take over the comics series.
“We want to bring him closer to his roots and be more of a street-level type of hero,” Manapul told USA TODAY about his and Buccellato’s plans for the Dark Knight. “His superheroics will still be present, but the investigative part of Batman will be at the forefront .. We’ve alwarys written stories about hope, and it will be very interesting to see what comes out when we walk through the sullen streets of Gotham City.”
The World’s Greatest Detective fare and more is coming around again and anew for the Batman.