“I’m Batman.” Actually, he’s not. But he is Batman’s artist…
DC on Tuesday announced that in July, it will for the first time ever publish comic-book stories set in the universes of Batman ’89 and Superman ’78. Not adaptations — new stories. (Click here for all the details — including some of the characters expected to show up.)
The writer of Batman ’89 will be the movie’s screenwriter Sam Hamm and the artist will be Joe Quinones. (Superman ’78 will be by Robert Venditti and Wilfredo Torres.)
This is lightning striking for Quinones, who a number of years ago pitched a Batman ’89 series to DC only to be turned down. But you can find the pitch online, as well as other Batman ’89-related images he’s produced over the years.
Check out these 13 GREAT ILLUSTRATIONS that give you a real sense of Quinones’ version of Tim Burton’s universe. I’m looking forward to what — and who — he has in store when the series launches. (Oh, and for 13 GREAT ILLUSTRATIONS: The SUPERMAN ’78 Art of WILFREDO TORRES, click here.):
UPDATED: Quinones this afternoon posted these to Twitter, with the note, “We’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks and months, but in the meantime, here’s a look at some of my early character designs for the book”:
— SUPERMAN ’78 and BATMAN ’89 Comics Coming From DC. Click here.
— 13 GREAT ILLUSTRATIONS: The SUPERMAN ’78 Art of WILFREDO TORRES. Click here.
— The SUPERMAN ’78/BATMAN ’89 Comic Book Index of News and Features. Click here.