Batman is the premier franchise in today’s DC universe, with the flagship Batman title having overtaken Justice League in the sales column. Batman: The Dark Knight was conceived as an artist’s title, the original artist in question being David Finch. With Finch heading over to the new Justice League of America title (of which I’m certain we’ll hear more about at NYCC), that leaves B:TDK without a name artist. Or did until DC announced Ethan Van Sciver was taking over this morning.
Van Sciver is most closely associated with Green Lantern, having been the principle artist for the relaunch with Geoff Johns that
fixed revitalized the character. He also worked with Johns on the (Barry Allen) Flash relaunch and has spent some time co-writing the New 52 version of Firestorm.
The writer on B:TDK will continue to be crime novelist Gregg Hurwitz.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.