New York Comic Con 2013 has kicked off and DC is bursting out of the gate by confirming reports that they’ll be publishing an all-new weekly Batman comic!
Batman Eternal will launch next spring, coordinated by Scott Snyder and written by James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, and Tim Seeley, and artist Jason Fabok.
But why eschew the chance to call it Batman Forever? DC explains:
The new comic will “set the stage for a new Gotham and new characters and a new set of stories that will take Batman into 2015,” Snyder explains in DC’s press release. “We want this to be a place where you get to tell a story about anything you want in Gotham, so long as we’re also moving this big story forward in the background. You’ll see bombastic arcs as well but there’ll be plenty of room for Ray to explore some of the darker, more mystical aspects of Gotham that he loves or Tim to explore some of the crime we haven’t seen before.”
Wait, that didn’t answer our question at all!
“We’re five guys doing our best to give you an exciting Gotham that’s changing under the feet of its characters,” Snyder continued.
Is it the nipple-heavy Batsuit? The opening scene involving boiling acid? Listen, we know the movie is weird, but this is your chance to improve upon the legacy of Batman Forever. You need to call your new weekly Batman comic Batman Forever. History demands it.
In conclusion, this is why we’re not invited to DC’s brainstorming meetings.