DC Comics announced 2 new ongoing Batman comics this morning via Entertainment Weekly while LA Times’ Hero Complex unveiled the digital (and eventual print) release of an unabridged English translation for Jiro Kuwata’s 1960s Bat-Manga.
DC Comics is thrilled to announce two new comic book series, expanding the Bat-line, ARKHAM MANOR and GOTHAM ACADEMY.
ARKHAM MANOR arriving October 22nd, is a bold new series brought to you by the mad minds of Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Nova) and Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Wolverine and the X-Men). When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals?
And GOTHAM ACADEMY, written by Eisner-Award-nominated artist Becky Cloonan (DEMO) along with Brenden Fletcher and illustrated by Karl Kerschl, arrives on October 1st. It’s a new, monthly teen drama set in the shadow of Batman and the craziness of Gotham City with new characters and old, plus a secret tie to Gotham’s past….
As for Jiro Kuwata’s 1000-page run, it will be released in 15-32 page installments online as “Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga” beginning this Saturday. Each chapter will cost 99 cents and will read from right-to-left just as intended.
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