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Writer James Tynion IV and artists Tony Daniel and Dani Miki and Tomeu Morey will take over as Batman creative team following the impending departure of writer Tom King.
DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio made the announcement for September 21’s Batman Day celebration during an event at New York City’s Barnes & Noble Union Square.
All four creators have worked on different volumes of Detective Comics, which Tynion penned alongside the initial part of King’s “Rebirth” Batman run. Daniel, Miki, and Morey have all previously worked on the Batman core title.
“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 in a statement. “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 am very excited about this new stage for Batman and about being able to work with the entire creative team,” added 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,” Miki said. “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.”
The new creative team will take over with January 8, 2020’s Batman #86.