So in the last couple of days we’ve seen some more large Batman-title related announcements.
- Pete Tomasi and Patrick Gleason on Batman and Robin
- Tony Daniel as writer/artist on Batman
- JT Krul and Nikola Scott on Teen Titans (with Damian Wayne joining the team)
- Scott Snyder and an undecided artist on Detective Comics
A couple of days ago, I talked about my distaste of introducing a new Batman ongoing in David Finch’s The Dark Knight title. I still hold by that, and wanted to comment on the newer announcements…
Detective Comics doesn’t have an artist yet – why not make Tony Daniel the artist on the title? While I enjoyed Battle for the Cowl, I do have to admit that his writing work on the Batman title has been severely disappointing. Looks like I’ll definitely be dropping that one come November.
Scott Snyder on Detective Comics. A lot of people like his American Vampire book from Vertigo, but it didn’t really impress me. Honestly, unless they come up with a stellar artist (which is highly doubtful), I may be out of Detective Comics as well.
Pete Tomasi and Patrick Gleason in Batman and Robin is absolutely inspired. Sign me up. I LOVE this creative team (they worked on Green Lantern Corps for a long time), and think they’re a perfect fit. Absolutely excited about this announcement, maybe as much as the Finch announcement.
I don’t buy Teen Titans (I let Tim take that bullet for me), but I like JT Krul (no clue on Nikola Scott), and I’m curious as to what bringing Damian Wayne will do the team dynamic. I might be picking this one up. Kinda sucks that Beast Boy is STILL on the team though – kill that guy!
As for Grant Morrison? Sadly, it seems like he’s not done with the Bat-Universe yet. DC says to wait “a couple of days” for further announcements. Great…another title? Maybe he’ll be writing the further adventures of Dick Grayson?