Another (sort of) Bat-milestone on the horizon…
Detective Comics #1027 — which purports to celebrate Batman’s 1,000-issue anniversary in the book that introduced him — is out Sept. 15-16, and as usual, it will be accompanied by a host of variants, both of the “official” and retailer-exclusive variety.
It’s a kind of amusing affair, considering that DC’s math is way off. (Batwoman starred in the book for a spell, for one thing. And even if that weren’t the case, Batman’s 1,000th appearance in the title would be Detective #1026).
But why be killjoys? DC is obviously having a lot of success with its “landmark” issues of the last few years, so here’s another excuse to put the Dark Knight front and center. (And such a deal — 144 pages for $10.)
Plus, naturally, the talent is first-rate. Check out the table of contents:
I mean, we’re gonna get a story by Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan that takes Batman through the past — a piece originally scheduled for DC’s stillborn Generations series.
Nice. Very nice.
In any event, as I noted, there will be a raft of variant covers — though DC’s not doing the decade-tribute shtick this time.
Dig these 13 that stand out:
— Mega-Size DETECTIVE COMICS #1027 Will Feature Roster of Superstar Talent. Click here.
— The TOP 13 GREATEST BATMAN STORIES EVER — RANKED. Click here.