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Legends of the Dark Knight Returns as DC Digital First Anthology Series

Main cover by Darick Robertson

This April, fan favourite series Legends of the Dark Knight is set to return in the form of an all-new digital first anthology series.  The series promises to “serve as a place for both well-known and up-and-coming creative talent to tell new, evergreen stories, appealing to a wide variety of fans, all based on one of the most beloved and enduring characters in popular culture.”

On April 2nd, the first 10-page story will be released, with future chapters being released as weekly stories, and print editions (comprising two digital “chapters”) due to follow on May 18th.

The first six-part/three-issue story, “Bad Night, Good Knight” written and  illustrated by Darick Robertson (The Boys, Hellblazer: Rise and Fall, Transmetropolitan), with colors by Diego Rodriguez and letters by Simon Bowland. 

In this story, a new player has arrived on the scene in Gotham City and is selling deadly chemicals to the worst villains in town: Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, and even The Joker! It’s up to Batman to stop the villains, track down the supplier, and save Gotham City from not only his most vicious foes, but this new mystery villain.

Card stock variant cover by David Marquez

Future stories will showcase the talents of writers Stephanie Phillips (Future State: Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Batman, Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman), Brandon Thomas (Excellence, Future State: Aquaman, Future State: Outsiders), Matthew Rosenberg (Batman: Urban Legends, Black Canary, Future State: Grifter) Brandon Easton (Future State: Mister Miracle, Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom), Che Grayson (DC’s Doomed and the Damned, Bitch Planet) and comics writing newcomer Yedoye Travis (Anime in America, Beyond the Bot).

Contributing artists include Cian Tormey (Catwoman, Batgirl), Giannis Milonogiannis (Robin, Future State: Red Hood, Future State: Gotham), Karl Mostert (DCeased: Unkillables), Max Dunbar (Dungeons & Dragons, Judge Dredd), Dike Ruan (Shang-Chi, Bleed Them Dry), Belén Ortega (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel) and Nina Vakueva (Black Cat, King in Black: Return of the Valkyries),

Each digital chapter will sell for just $.99 on all participating digital platforms. Each 32-page monthly issue will for $3.99, with the card stock variant priced at $4.99.

Special “teams” variant cover by Francesco Francavilla


The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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