Earlier this year, DC Comics threw the industry into chaos when it announced that it would begin releasing most of its comics digitally on the same day they hit comic book stores. And it looks like they’re not finished experimenting.
Yesterday, DC Comics announced that it would be returning to the “Beyond” future world with Batman Beyond and Justice League Beyond. The digital twist this time is that the chapters of each book–not the entire issues–will first be released digitally and weekly, and then collected in a 48 page monthly book called Batman Beyond Unlimited.
Previous to this, DC has released material digitally first before bringing it to print–most notably with Batman: Arkham Unleashed and Batman: Arkham City–but this is the first time it’s being done with an on-going series.
This should be good news for fans of the “Beyond” world and of last year’s Batman Beyond series, which I quite enjoyed. In February 2012, Justice League Beyond will be written and drawn by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs. Batman Beyond will be written by previous series writer, Adam Beechen. It will be drawn by one time Batman artist Norm Breyfogle who wa
I’m sorry, I think I passed out there for a few hours.
Wow. Norm Breyfogle is back, baby! Breyfogle is my all-time favorite Batman artist and I never thought I’d see the day that he would make his return to a Batman book on a regular basis. Sure, it’s not a book that features Bruce Wayne in the suit, but it’s something. And his sharp, angular style fits perfectly with the design aesthetic of Batman Beyond.
I think I’m getting light-headed. I need to lie down.