The Bat office continues to break the mold! FINALLY a Bat book drawn by Ben Templesmith!
People in my comic book circle have been suggesting this as a no brainer for about five years. His creepy, moody work is tailor made for Gotham.
It’s a horror book natch, called Gotham by Midnight, featuring a bunch of DC’s supernatural characters, written by Ray Fawkes. So Templesmith on The Spectre? You con’t even need a cerebral cortex to know this is a great idea!
Enter the Midnight Shift, Gotham City Police Department’s answer to The X-Files — and the team called in to handle cases outside the depth of the Caped Crusader. Led by Detective Jim Corrigan, they debut in DC Comics’ all-new supernatural/horror adventure book, Gotham by Midnight, on sale Nov. 26.
Spearheaded by a horror comic superteam of writer Ray Fawkes (Constantine, Batman Eternal) and artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Ten Grand), Gotham by Midnight spins off from the pages of Batman Eternal but operates independently of that title. And while Bats will be around, because this is set in Gotham, after all, his main function in the book is to liaise with Corrigan.
In this Blastr exclusive, we caught up with Fawkes to discuss the world of Gotham by Midnight, the supernatural sickness that plagues the city, and Fawkes’ own connection to the horror genre. And make certain to check out our exclusive peek at the first cover of GBM, along with Templesmith’s character sketches for the book.
More with Writer Fawkes in the link.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.