So, we're more than a little excited about Scott Snyder's upcoming run on Detective Comics. Guy's cut his teeth on Vertigo's American Vampire and promised a return to Batman's shadow-sleuth roots. Then we found out Jock is drawing it and Josh has been traveling almost entirely by cartwheel ever since.
Now we've got even more reason for excitement.
Commissioner Gordon's getting his own co-feature! And while it's said to stand alone as its own serial, it's also going to fill in some of the blanks in Snyder's ongoing Detective Comics story line. And one of our favorite artists is drawing it:
That's right! Francesco Francavilla–last seen in this morning's Weekly Sketch Up and in Marvel's recent Man Without Fear promos–will be bringing some extra pulp to Snyder's big squeeze. That's a weird joke, but let's keep on going.
The more we hear about it, Snyder's Detective Comics sounds like the book a lot of Gotham Central fans have been waiting for. Sure, it's not the same concept, but you just get the sense we're going to be seeing a lot more fire escapes and styrofoam coffee cups again. And hell, Gordon wasn't even around much for that series, so this even has a one up on it.. Here's to putting the Detective back in Detective Comics.