Well it’s Batman Day everywhere, and if watching a Joel Schumacher marathon on TNT isn’t enough for you here’s some news: at an appearance at New York’s B&N. DC co-publisher Dan DiDio – as confirmed by The Beat‘s Gregory Paul Silber who is on the scene – just announced that the new team on the Batman series will be James Tynion IV (Justice League, Justice League Dark, Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen), penciller and main cover artist Tony S. Daniel (Batman, Deathstroke), inker Danny Miki (Superman: Year One), and colorist Tomeu Morey (Batman, Detective Comics, Catwoman).
This team will take over in January 2020.
At the B&N event, Tynion said he was trying not to spoil anything, and his former teacher Snyder said that after reading the first issue, he knew “there’s no better pleasure than watching your student become better than you,” adding that he now looks up to Tynion.
Tynion has a long resume in Gotham, including Detective Comics, Batman Eternal, and Batman and Robin Eternal. Daniel and Morey have been killing it on Bat-titles even longer.
“I loved writing stories for [Batman] Eternal, Detective Comics, and even Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but my desire to tell a Batman story, one focusing solely on Bruce Wayne instead of an ensemble, is what drove me back to the Batcave,” said Tynion. “I want to dig deep into the Bat himself and tell an epic story that pushes him to his absolute limits. I want to tell a Batman story like the kinds I grew up loving, one that embraces the horror and gothic elegance of Gotham and dives deep into Batman’s greatest villains.”
“I’ve been fortunate to have contributed quite a bit of my work to Batman over the last twelve years, from working with Grant Morrison on Batman R.I.P. to writing Batman myself to working with Tom King over the last year,” said Daniel. “Each run was amazing and special in its own way. I’m super excited to work with James Tynion IV, and I’m even more excited about what we have in store for Bat-fans everywhere this January.”
“I am very excited about this new stage for Batman and about being able to work with the entire creative team,” said Morey. “Tony manages to create iconic images of Batman that, along with Danny’s inks, will remain memorable to fans everywhere, and I can’t wait to work on stories with James. It’s a great challenge to live up to so much talent, but great motivation, too!”
“I’m totally excited about reuniting with Tony Daniel and Tomeu Morey,” added Miki. “I’m looking forward to returning to Gotham after Batman stories such as Zero Year, Endgame, All-Star Batman, I Am Bane, and others. Getting to work on Batman with along with Tony, Tomeu, and James is going to be a great ride! Gotham City is my home and it’s good to be home.”
Tynion, Daniel, Miki, and Morey make their debut with issue #86 of Batman, on sale January 8, 2020.