DC Comics attempted to do a Batman taking on the supernatural series a few years ago. The series didn’t do as well as it could have, because it featured too much Batman, and not enough supernatural detectives. The publisher is going to rectify that in Gotham by Midnight.
The series will feature characters in the DC universe that deal with supernatural and horror on a regular basis; Jim Corrigan, Lisa Drake, Dr. Szandor Tarr, and Sister Justine. Most of these are new characters, but long time comic book readers will instantly recognize Jm Corrigan as the human vessel of The Spectre.
In an interview with Blastr, series writer Ray Fawkes expanded on that bit of information:
Jim Corrigan’s terrible secret is he carries the divine judgment of God around in his body, not of his own free will. So he’s better motivated than anybody to get involved whenever a big, supernatural monster shows up on the scene. If he doesn’t do something, sooner or later the Spectre is going to handle it, and he has an Old Testament way of handling things. We will be seeing the Spectre here and there, but that’s usually what happens when Corrigan messes up and doesn’t get it handled in time.
I think the only thing that would make this series feel more complete would be a Crispus Allen appearance.
Adding to the spooky will be Ben Templesmith on art. You know Templesmith’s work from 30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood, and more, and his style will no doubt contribute to the spooky nature of this series.
The first issue lands in comic book shops and digital formats on November 26, 2014!