Does the world need another Batman comic series?
DC Comics seems to think so. Batman: Eternal, a new weekly series will launch in Spring 2014 to coincide with Batman’s 75th Anniversary.
The book will feature some terrific talent, including Scott Snyder (who will act as head writer), James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman and a series of announced artists who will rotate from arc to arc.
Discussing the new title, Synder told USAToday.com, “It’s a place for me to be able to work with good friends in terms of shaping Gotham in a bigger, grander and more game-changing way than ever before.”
In the first arc, to be co-written by Snyder and Tynion, the writer promises “humongous newsworthy stuff”, and suggests that he will tailor each individual arc to the strengths of their creative teams.
“You’ll see bombastic arcs as well but there’ll be plenty of room for Ray to explore some of the darker, more mystical aspects of Gotham that he loves or Tim to explore some of the crime we haven’t seen before,” Snyder said. He also promised that the story will feature a wider Gotham City cast, rather than focusing exclusively on Batman, citing Gotham Central as an inspiration. The book will interact with his ongoing Batman monthly, too, as that comes back to the present when “Zero Year” ends mid 2014.
So what do we think? It does sound promising, but at the end of the day… when does it all become too much?
Sound off in the comments, people.