This morning IGN delivered the details on the fate of the Bat books come September. This corner of the DC universe was one of the biggest question marks in the days since the reboot was announced. Several items–the status of Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Kate Kane, Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Caine, Stephanie Brown–remain a bit blurry, but we now know that Bruce and Damian Wayne are Batman and Robin.
Batman #1 – Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo focus on the solo adventures of Bruce Wayne in his role as the one and only Batman. Readers of Snyder's terrific ongoing run in Detective Comics (starring Dick Grayson under the cowl) will be relieved to see he's still patrolling the streets of Gotham.
Detective Comics #1 – A little flip flop here, as Tony Daniel and Scott Snyder swap roles. Previously the writer/artist on Batman, Daniel will now script and draw Detective Comics. The Gotham Ripper is listed as the first new threat.
Batman & Robin #1 – Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleeson return to B&R, this time chronicling the adventures of Bruce and Damian. This marks the second reboot title for Tomasi, who's also writing September's Green Lantern Corps #1.
Batman: The Dark Knight #1 – A second volume of David Finch's written and drawn series with assists from Jay Fabok. This new series is unrelated to the two-issue first volume and sees Batman entrenched in Arkham Asylum.
On the surface, the lead Bat books seem to have undergone the same slight shuffle as the Green Lantern titles. While most of the creative teams remain in tact with a little musical chairs, there are some significant changes already apparent. The major items are the departure of Grant Morrison and the Batman Inc. concept and the confirmation that Dick Grayson will no longer appear as Batman. Given that we've been promised an announcement about Dick's fate in just a few hours, it's a foregone conclusion that…well, I'll let you guys hash it out in the comments. The good news? Damian Wayne–one of the brightest additions to the mythos in the past decade–is still a major fixture in the pages of Batman & Robin. Fans of Stephanie Brown and Tim Drake, keep your fingers crossed.
UPDATE: IGN seems to have (inadvertently?) leaked the covers to #1 issues for Nightwing and Batgirl. We also found an image of Catwoman #1, via Arkham City.co.uk.
Make sure to check out our Definitive Guide to the DC Reboot to keep track of all the new titles.