The Eisner Award-winning Batman: Black and White returns in September with a new six-issue mini-series.
The original 1996 anthology has been described as “one of the most celebrated anthologies in the history of mainstream comics”. For those who are not familiar, the original Batman: Black and White refers to two Volumes; a four issue comic book limited series (all containing new material) which was originally published in 1996 and a three collections of 8-page stories (made by backup stories from Batman: Gotham Knights #1-16with five new tales). Each of the four issues in Volume 1 featured several self-contained short-stories, all written and drawn by a diverse group of comic artists and writers, most of whom had previously worked on Batman. Each story varied in theme, setting, and tone (depending on the creative team involved), offering multiple interpretations of Batman.
The first issue of the new miniseries coming out this September will feature stories and work done by Chip Kidd and Michael Cho, Neal Adams, Joe Quinones and Maris Wicks, John Arcudi and Sean Murphy, and Howard Mackie and Chris Samnee.
DC has managed to get me pumped about another one of their series. The fact that it’s being released on my birthday makes me very happy (thank you DC!!) but what makes me even happier are the names associated with this project. I can’t help but get goose bumps at the thought of this “dream team” that’s going to be working on this series. It’s also no suprise that Marc Silvestri does a phenomenal job on the B&W variant cover; you should really take the time and look at the cover up close and appreciate his skill and detail.
Anyone that is a Batman fan is definitely in for a real treat! I am definetely adding this series to my list of purchases and will be purchasing issue #1 in September. If DC continues like this I may have to start looking for a second job to support my comic book habit.
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1
Written by CHIP KIDD, NEAL ADAMS, JOE QUINONES, MARIS WICKS, JOHN ARCUDI and HOWARD MACKIE
Art by MICHAEL CHO, NEAL ADAMS, JOE QUINONES, SEAN MURPHY and CHRIS SAMNEE
Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
1:25 Variant cover by TBD
1:200 B&W Variant cover by MARC SILVESTRI
“We Can Be Heroes” Blank variant cover also available.
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 48 pg, 1 of 6, B&W, $4.99 US • RATED T
“The legendary, Eisner Award-winning series BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE returns in a brand-new six-issue miniseries featuring tales of The Dark Knight by some of comics’ greatest writers and artists! This first issue kicks off with stories by Chip Kidd and Michael Cho, Neal Adams, Joe Quinones and Maris Wicks, John Arcudi and Sean Murphy, and Howard Mackie and Chris Samnee!”