During DC’s Batman Family panel today, Pete Tomasi and Doug Mahnke were announced as the new creative team for Detective Comics. The team will take over the flagship series with issue 994. Panelists also let slip that the Dark Knight will be returning to a more classic-style costume with the upcoming Batman #53.
This will not be either creator’s first time working on Batman full-time, as Tomasi previously wrote the New 52 Batman & Robin series, while Mahnke enjoyed a run in the mid-’00s on Batman with Judd Winick, as well as the occasional annual and fill-in on Tomasi’s Batman & Robin.
A full write-up of the Batman Family panel is forthcoming. For now check out the preview slide from the panel as shared in a tweet from DC below.
JUST REVEALED at the DC Batman Family panel — writer @PeterJTomasi and artist Doug Mahnke are taking over DETECTIVE COMICS, starting with Issue 994! Are you ready for their run? #DCSDCC pic.twitter.com/beBZMPNYbt
— DC (@DCComics) July 20, 2018