April solicitations from DC Comics are coming up in a few hours, but ahead of that, the publisher has announced it is teaming with Conde Nast to reunite The Batman and The Shadow together for a new series.
“Batman is a myth that transcends the comic book page and inspires us to achieve, while The Shadow is the cornerstone of so much of the pop culture and comics we see today,” explains co-writer Steve Orlando in a press release. “To bring together the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Greatest Mystery is an honor. BATMAN/THE SHADOW will pay tribute to legacies in comics and pulp fiction, as the two characters meet in a generations-deep conflict unlike any they’ve seen before, with a case that stretches back to the origins of time, and will redefine murder.”
Scott Snyder teaming with Steve Orlando on writing duties, with art being done by Riley Rossmo.
In the six issue miniseries, murder has come to Gotham. Gotham’s protector, Batman, discovers a trail of evidence that leads to a suspect by the name of Lamont Cranston. The only problem is—Cranston has been dead for over fifty years! As Batman attempts to unravel the enigma surrounding Cranston’s life, the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see how this story plays out. The first issue arrives on April 26, 2017.