Simonson! Morrison! Wolfman! Garcia-Lopez! Sienkiewicz! Janson! Snyder! And many MORE!
Last year, Detective Comics #1000 marked 80 years of Batman’s first appearance in 1939’s Detective #27. This September, DC will go back to the well with the 144-page Detective Comics #1027 — featuring a broad array of superstar talent from yesterday and today.
More on this as the weeks go on but for now, check out DC’s official press release:
DETECTIVE COMICS #1027 CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF BATMAN!
144-Page Issue Honors Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27
Light the Bat-signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is headed your way this September 15! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, this special 144-page celebration is poised to truly spotlight the “Detective” in Detective Comics. Batman and his allies will have a mountain of mysteries to solve, taking them from the seediest corners of Gotham City to the farthest reaches of the DC universe, plus a few early hints at what’s in store for the future of the Caped Crusader!
A book of this magnitude deserves the best storytellers in comics and a must-read lineup of DC’s most prolific writers and artists are rising to meet the challenge, including Greg Rucka/Eduardo Risso, Grant Morrison/Chris Burnham, Tom King/Walt Simonson, James Tynion IV/Riley Rossmo, Peter J. Tomasi/Brad Walker, Dan Jurgens, Marv Wolfman/Emanuela Lupacchino and Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Michael Bendis/David Marquez, Mariko Tamaki/Dan Mora, Scott Snyder/Ivan Reis, Kelly Sue DeConnick/John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson, and Matt Fraction/Chip Zdarsky.
“Detective #1027 has been a massive undertaking, and I’m really excited for fans to see what editors Paul Kaminski and Dave Wielgosz have in store come September,” said Ben Abernathy, Batman Group Editor. “A great combination of writers and artists are putting in their best work on the book and fans should pay close attention to these stories, since some of them will plant the seeds for both Batman’s future and that of the DC universe.”
“Which stories? You’ll have to wait until September 15 to find out!”
Detective Comics #1027 also includes “tribute” art from fan-favorite artists, including, José Luis García-López, Jamal Campbell, Lee Bermejo and Jorge Jiménez, among others. An extensive variant cover program is planned for this landmark issue, including a series of ten variants spotlighting both friends and foes of Batman, and an extensive program of retailer exclusive variant covers.
Detective Comics #1027 arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2020. This must-have collectible sells for $9.99.
To find the stores open and operating near you check out DC’s comic shop tracker at www.dccomics.com/comicshoptracker. And don’t forget to download DC CONNECT, the new catalog for fans and retailers with the latest on future news about the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes at www.dccomics.com/connect.
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June 11, 2020
This looks like it’s gonna be a very epic issue indeed.
June 12, 2020
I wish they would have included a third person next to Alfred and Robin in that wraparound cover by Andy Kubert. Commissioner Gordon has almost always been one of Batman’s closest allies and is part of Batman’s Trinity. Gordon, Alfred and later the Robin’s (whether alive or dead, permanent or not) have been the heart, mind and soul of Batman and Bruce Wayne since he was a child. Why Gordon wasn’t added I don’t understand.