As all of DC’s Batnews has been rolling out today, the biggest question has been “Whither Grant Morrison?”
Morrison’s popular and ground-breaking run on the book has introduced several great characters and concepts, and the whole Batman Inc idea. In all the things that needed relaunching/rebooting or refurbing. Morrison’s work seemed the most likely to withstand an overhaul.
But would all that be jettisoned in the relaunch? Via the Source, it’s now being revealed that the current BATMAN INCORPORATED will wrap up with #10 in August and return next year with a 12 -issue maxiseries called BATMAN: LEVIATHAN in collaboration with Chris Burnham.
In the wake of our announcement of a historic line of new #1’s within the Batman family, many of you noticed that while several of the titles and characters spun out of the Batman, Inc. storyline, there was no mention of that series itself – but there’s a reason for that: Grant Morrison’s BATMAN, INCORPORATED series will return with a new issue #1 in early 2012.
Grant Morrison had this to say about Batman, Incorporated:
“Batman, Incorporated will continue through to Issue #10 and August’s shocking season finale that changes the Batman status quo yet again. The series will take a brief hiatus while I work on a major new project to be announced shortly. Batman, Incorporated returns next year with me, Chris Burnham and Batman: Leviathan, the epic 12 part conclusion to my 6 year Batman saga. Don’t miss it!”
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.