Marvel Studios could also be sending a pair of directors on “tour” for Avengers: Endgame’s house launch, however DC’s pre-SDCC bulletins are kicking up into excessive gear too with at the moment’s information: creators Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch will likely be teaming up on a model new 12-issue Batman restricted collection known as, ominously, The Batman’s Grave, set to debut this fall.
The collection, in accordance with a press launch from DC Leisure, will focus in on “Batman’s nearly psychotic connection to homicide victims” as he “immerses himself of their lives and obsesses over each element of their deaths. Whilst Batman would course of the proof and strategy the perpetrator from one aspect, he would dwell contained in the lifetime of the sufferer as they approached their demise.”
The inventive staff, who’ve labored collectively on Wildstorm’s cult basic The Authority, spoke about their connection and historical past with Bruce Wayne. Ellis stated, “It’s been twenty-five years since I did a full-length story with the Batman. I’ve determined to revisit the crime scene the place my profession in American comics started, and I’m so grateful that my previous comrade Bryan Hitch is doing this midnight run with me. It’s been too a few years since we final did an extended marketing campaign collectively.”
Hitch continued, “I’ve drawn some covers and used Batman in Justice League and JLA, however since I learn Jim Aparo and Don Newton’s Batman runs within the 80’s I’ve wished to do a correct, large Batman story. Fellow Authoritarian Warren Ellis had one to inform, so when he talked about it I stated ‘sure’ earlier than even asking what it was about. That’s what you do when Warren says ‘I’ve bought a correct, large Batman story.’ It’s been over twenty years since we modified Superhero comics collectively, and now we get to provide Batman the battle of his life.”
The Batman’s Grave #1 hits cabinets on October 9, all over the place comics are bought.