DC has announced that David Finch will bring an all new Batman book to store shelves in November, called Batman: The Dark Knight. This will not be a series of one-shots like the Grant Morrison Bruce Wayne: The Road Home we announced yesterday, but a regular on-going series.
The Dark Knight takes Batman outside what he knows, into a world of demonology, dark arts, and mystery. He’s the ultimate detective, faster, stronger and smarter than any villian, but now he faces creatures to whom logic and mortality don’t apply.
I’m all for Batman fighting demons and such, providing it doesn’t turn into another Batman Confidential that features issue after issue of Batman fighting vampires, werewolves, and the undead, because that storyline has been assed out completely.
While Finch’s art is stunning, one wonders if Batman is overexposed…
- Detective Comics
- Batman and Robin
- Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
- Bruce Wayne: The Road Home
- Batman Odyssey
- Batman: Streets of Gotham
- Batman Beyond
- Batman Confidential (they never should have cancelled Legends of the Dark Knight)
And here I thought Dynamite Entertainment was going over the top with nine Green Hornet Books! One might complain about Wolverine and Deadpool being overused at Marvel, but I think DC might have those characters beat.
And let’s not forget the ancillary titles that make up the rest of the Bat-Family Universe
- Birds of Prey
- Red Robin
- Gotham City Sirens
- Red Hood: The Lost Days
- First Wave
And without getting into the myriad of Batman mini-series and specials that have ended in the last month or so, it all equals up to a lot of Batman offered from DC as we move toward the end of 2010 and into 2011. I’m all for Batman, providing Batman is done well and done right, but this may be a bit too much for me.
The one thing that DC hasn’t told us is if any of the current ongoing titles are being cancelled. With the new Dark Knight book on the way, one wonders if any of the current on-going series are going to get the axe.