As part of the Batman day celebrations, DC comics has finally announced the new creative team for their bestselling flagship comic book, Batman. They will be taking over the title from current writer Tom King, who has been with the book since the comic relaunch with DC Rebirth in 2016.
During a book signing and panel discussion at New York’s Barnes & Noble Union Square, DC Publisher Dan DiDio revealed to fans that in January 2020 the new ongoing team for Batman will feature New York Times bestselling writer James Tynion IV (Justice League, Justice League Dark, Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen), penciller and main cover artist Tony S. Daniel (Batman, Deathstroke), inker Danny Miki (Superman: Year One), and colorist Tomeu (pronounced “Toe-Meh-Oh”) Morey (Batman, Detective Comics, Catwoman).
“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,” Tynion told DC.
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.”
Penciler Daniel and colorist Morey have been working with each other for around a decade now, and recently worked with King on the ‘City of Bane’ story arc, which concludes in December. King will go on to write a new 12-issue series called Batman/Catwoman beginning next year.
Tynion, Daniel, Miki, and Morey make their debut with issue #86 of Batman, on sale January 8, 2020.