DC Comics has announced that Detective Comics is getting a new creative team in October to “tell twisted stories of the Dark Knight.”
The company has announced that Chew writer, John Layman is coming on board beginning with issue #13, and he will be joined by artist Jason Fabok.
“Obviously, this is a happily surreal and exciting turn-of-events for my career,” Layman told [DC Comics’] THE SOURCE. “Not only is this my first work within the DC Universe, but I get to work on one of DC’s undisputedly coolest and highest-profile characters. I’m going to take a look at the role of criminal organizations within Gotham City, hopefully from a perspective that does not get considered very often (if at all). From the symbiotic relationship a master criminal must have with Gotham in order to survive, to the lowly, often faceless criminal underling hoping to rise up the ranks. All that, plus Batman’s gonna play with a bunch of crazy new toys and kick all kinds of butt.”
There are plenty of criminal organizations in Gotham City, but from Fabok’s cover to Detective Comics #13, it looks like the first arc will focus on Batman and Bruce Wayne dealing with the Penguin.
Detective Comics #13 arrives October 3, 2012.