With the final portion of Tom King’s long form Batman story hoping over to the new series Batman and Catwoman to kick off 2020, the speculation and questions began to circulate about who would take over the main Batman book in the aftermath of the City of Bane” storyline.
Fittinigly that question has now been answered on Batman Day.
As revealed by DC Comics, announced during a book signing at New York’s Barnes & Noble Union Square, former Detective Comics writer James Tynion IV, former Batman related artist Tony S. Daniel, former Batman inker Danny Miki and former Batman colorist Tomeu Morey will become the new series creative team with Batman #86 in January.
“I loved writing stories for Eternal, Detective Comics, and even Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but my desire to tell a Batman story, one focusing solely on Bruce Wayne instead of an ensemble, is what drove me back to the Batcave,” said Tynion. “I want to dig deep into the Bat himself and tell an epic story that pushes him to his absolute limits. I want to tell a Batman story like the kinds I grew up loving, one that embraces the horror and gothic elegance of Gotham and dives deep into Batman’s greatest villains.”
Daniel and Morey have worked together a lot over the last ten years, and the duo helped kick off the aforementioned “City of Bane” story arc.
“I’ve been fortunate to have contributed quite a bit of my work to Batman over the last twelve years, from working with Grant Morrison on Batman R.I.P. to writing Batman myself to working with Tom King over the last year,” said Daniel. “Each run was amazing and special in its own way. I’m super excited to work with James Tynion IV, and I’m even more excited about what we have in store for Bat-fans everywhere this January.”
“I am very excited about this new stage for Batman and about being able to work with the entire creative team,” said Morey. “Tony manages to create iconic images of Batman that, along with Danny’s inks, will remain memorable to fans everywhere, and I can’t wait to work on stories with James. It’s a great challenge to live up to so much talent, but great motivation, too!”
Miki has worked off an on doing the inking for the current Batman series and has worked with Daniel and Morey in the past.
“I’m totally excited about reuniting with Tony Daniel and Tomeu Morey,” added Miki. “I’m looking forward to returning to Gotham after Batman stories such as Zero Year, Endgame, All-Star Batman, I Am Bane, and others. Getting to work on Batman with along with Tony, Tomeu, and James is going to be a great ride! Gotham City is my home and it’s good to be home.”
Batman #86 arrives in January.