DC have announced that in Spring 2014 they will be launching ‘Batman Eternal’, a weekly series featuring Scott Snyder as lead writer alongside Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and several others. The first arc will be drawn by Jason Fabok.

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Like with previous DC efforts like 52 and Countdown, Batman Eternal will run for a year, with Snyder credited as acting in a ‘showrunner’ capacity for the storyline. Snyder, talking about the project with Brian Truitt of USA Today, says:

It’s a place for me to be able to work with good friends in terms of shaping Gotham in a bigger, grander and more game-changing way than ever before.

And is also likely to be building on the fact that 2014 will see the 75th Anniversary of Batman, for which DC almost certainly have something big planned.

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  1. Yeah, Batman books are soon to be the AOL discs and Wu-Tang spin-off albums of our time. “Over-saturation” is the hyphenated word of the day.

  2. It’s a lot to launch a book like this into an already fairly crowded franchise (DC might yet cancel something lower-selling on the Batspectrum to make room), but I like the coordination that could result from a core weekly–one central book building the world from which the rest take their cues however they like.

    I’m only an occasional Batreader myself, but I’d be all over it if it happened in, for instance, the X-verse.

  3. More likely, you’d see a weekly story you couldn’t begin to understand without buying the entire universe of Bat books.

  4. It’s a lot to launch a book like this into an already fairly crowded franchise (DC might yet cancel something lower-selling on the Batspectrum to make room), but I like the coordination that could result from a core weekly–one central book building the world from which the rest take their cues however they like.
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    More likely, DC’ll cancel a book that has nothing to do with it’s A-list characters. Even a low-selling Bat-related book such as Batwing’s probably pretty safe.

    A weekly Bat book. One question: does it count as one or four (five some months} of the “52 titles a month” directive?

  5. So… if Snyder is the “show runner”, what role does the editor play? Is the editor of this book the same as that of Batwoman?

    And will this become the New 52 version of “Action Comics Weekly”?

  6. Apparently DC is seeking the answer to one of life’s currently unknown questions: how many Bat books can this character support?

    He’s (even more) becoming DC’s version of the Avengers.

    Silly but True

  7. I think they should rename the company to ‘Batman Comics’. That presents the opportunity to replace the DC logo with the Bat logo. The result being increased sales across the entire company line.

  8. Don’t forget, for all intents and purposes, All-Star Western is basically a Bat-book, what with the Gotham City setting and the constant Wayne family and Bat references.

    I guess in 2014 we’ll see Batman join Stormwatch, be involved with both the Green Team and the Movement, and star in the return of Brave and Bold. Hey wait, that last one might not be so bad……

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