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DC Relaunch: Batman, Nightwing, Red Hood, Batwing covers and details

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 09:59

DC has begun releasing more titles for their DC Relaunch.

Update: The "Women of Gotham City" titles have been announced.

Update: Adam Beechen confirms new Batman Beyond #1.


We see that the Batman #1 cover we already knew about from Greg Capullo will be written by current Detective Comics scribe Scott Snyder (American Vampire).

Here's the blurb for that: 

In the first BATMAN #1 since 1930, New York Times bestselling writer Scott Snyder teams up with superstar artist Greg Capullo in his DC Comics debut! In the series, Bruce Wayne once again becomes the only character taking on the Batman name.

The cover for Detective Comics #1 is also released with Tony Daniel on as writer/artist.

Here's what was released about that:

DC Comics’ flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever in DETECTIVE COMICS #1 by acclaimed writer/artist Tony Daniel. Marking the first time Batman will appear in a debut issue of Detective Comics, the series will find Bruce Wayne on the trail of a dangerous serial killer known only as the Gotham Ripper.

Batman #1 and Detective Comics #1 covers:

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Update: IGN released the covers and info for Batman and Robin #1 which features Damian by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason with this info:

Bruce and Damian Wayne parading as the titular characters, protecting Gotham City as father and son. 

Apparently David Finch's The Dark Knight is going back to #1 with no word on whether or not his initial arc will ever get finished. Wow, that series is off to a good start. Glad I wasted my money on the first two.

The Dark Knight is "a new #1 series" which DC's official text describes as "a twisted adventure that pulls Bruce Wayne deep into the halls of the famed Arkham Asylum, a jail for Gotham City's most dangerous and criminally deranged." Finch will once again be writing and illustrating, with some art assists from Jay Fabok.

Covers for Batman and Robin #1 and The Dark Knight #1:

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Updated: Nightwing #1: After a tenure as the Batman of Gotham, Dick Grayson resumes his mantle as Nightwing! As Dick embraces his identity, Haley’s Circus, the big top where he once performed with his family, returns to Gotham - bringing with it a history of murder, mystery and superhuman evil. Nightwing must confront friends and enemies from his past as he searches for the source of an even greater evil.

NIGHTWING will be written by Kyle Higgins with art duties handled by fan-favorite Eddy Barrows.


Update: Grant Morrison's "Batman Inc." returns with new #1:

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!”

Update: "Red Hood and the Outlaws #1":

"He's proven to be such a popular character over the last several years with our DVD and also the recent limited series," Marts said of Jason Todd. "The success of those stories helped in earning him his own new title and we're lucky to have Scott Lobdell writing that storyline and Kenneth Rocafort on art, who is a great new talent that we've brought into the DC fold. Jason Todd's group will have several different exciting characters from the DC Universe – some we've seen before and some we haven't." 


Update: Batwing #1:

This September, join with us in this historic moment when the first black character to wear the Batman mantle will be the first to star in his own ongoing series. BATWING will be written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Ben Oliver.


Head on over to the Cosmic Book NewDC Relaunch: News Hub for the official list of titles and creators, plus more news.