Detective Comics Gets Chewed!

batman, dark knight, dc comics, detective comics, gotham cityLast week Tony Daniel announced that he would step down from DETECTIVE COMICS to pursue other projects (Justice League?) down the road. So a big questioned remained, who would take over for him? There was talk Dark knight writer Gregg Hurwitz would take over since he was penning Detective Comics #0 in September but today in a blog post, DC Comics revealed that writer John Layman (Chew, Mars Attacks) and artist Jason Fabok (Batman Annual #1) would take over! Batman fans couldn’t be happier.

Here is what Layman had to say:
“Obviously, this is a happily surreal and exciting turn-of-events for my career. 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.”

Fabok seemed excited as well:
“First, I want to express how thankful I am to have this opportunity. I am humbled that DC Comics would entrust me with one of their greatest titles,” continued Fabok. “To work on a Batman title has been the number one goal that I set for my career and I am honored to have this opportunity to make my dream become a reality. I’m really hoping to deliver a dark, epic Batman with hints of the art deco stylings of the old animated series and the more modern take seen in recent incarnations. I am hoping to let my influences gush out onto the page and create something that is familiar, classic and yet my own. As for working with John Layman, I couldn’t be more excited. John is a great visual storyteller and he packs every page with meaningful panels that bring the story forward and add incredible depth. Together we hope to deliver a quality Batman tale, filled with mystery, twists, turns, shockers and most of all, fun!”

Personally I couldn’t be more excited for this announcement! Every now and then I run into Layman since we both shop at the same LCS, so now I can’t wait to geek out about Batman. Lastly Fabok was stellar in Batman Annual #1, so I know the art work will be top-notch.  Detective Comics #13 is set to hit the stands in October!

Source: DC Entertainment

***UPDATE*** Looks like Tony Daniel was jumping on Justice League after all. Check out the link here for all the details.

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