Earlier this week, word came that Tom King’s run on Batman was ending sooner than originally mentioned. While there are still more issues coming in King’s run, DC Comics has revealed what’s coming up early next year for the Batman family titles.
Starting January 2020, the main Batman series, currently released twice a month, will revert back to a once-a-month schedule. To fill in the gap for hungry Bat-fans will be a new 12-issue miniseries, Batman/Catwoman by King and artist Clay Mann. The other titles such as Detective Comics, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Catwoman will continue their regular schedules.
King made the following statement:
“Batman and Catwoman is a chance to do what Morrison and Quietly did in Batman and Robin: launch an ambitious, accessible, beautiful, thrilling new series that concludes years of stories and defines what Batman is, can, and will be. This will be a comic about what the best Batman comics are always been about, how our greatest hero turns fear into bravery, pain into hope, trauma into love. It’s the story I always wanted to tell, and I’m telling it with the man I consider to be the greatest artist in comics, my brother Clay Mann.
“It’s tough to leave Batman. It’s a gift and a joy to be on that book. But I’m leaving it to work on the biggest, most ambitious projects of my career, comics I get to make with the best collaborators in comics. And that’s a gift and a joy too.”
The remaining question is: Who will be the new creative team on Batman?