First Look At DC’s Batman ’89 Comic Book Series
Back in February, DC Comics revealed that Sam Hamm (the screenwriter of Batman) and artist Joe Quinones will revisit the world of Tim Burton’s Gotham City in a new six-issue miniseries, Batman ’89. For the purposes of this story, Batman Forever and Batman and Robin never happened. That’s why Harvey Dent still looks like Billy Dee Williams, and why a very different Robin is coming to Gotham.
DC has released the first preview for Batman ’89 #1, as well as an assortment of covers that tease some of the events to come. You can check them out for yourself below,
Batman ’89 #1 cover by Joe Quinones
Preview pages by writer Sam Hamm, artist Joe Quinones, colorist Leonardo Ito, and letterer Clayton Cowles.
Batman ’89 #1 variant cover by Jerry Ordway.
Incidentally, Ordway was the artist for the comic book adaptation of Tim Burton's Batman in 1989, and a comic book legend.
Batman ’89 #1 team variant cover by Ken Taylor & Taurin Clarke.
Batman ’89 #1 character designs variant cover by Joe Quinones.
Batman ’89 #2 cover by Joe Quinones, and it has to be said that this is a fantastic illustration.
The second issue of Batman '89 hits stores on Tuesday, September 14.
Batman ’89 #2 variant cover by Mitch Gerads.
Batman ’89 #3 cover by Joe Quinones, and it will be out in comic shops on Tuesday, October 12.
Batman ’89 #3 variant cover by Lee Weeks.
Here’s the official description by DC Comics:
“Step back into the Gotham of Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies! Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director. Gotham becomes torn in two as citizens dressed as Batman and The Joker duke it out in the streets. As D.A. Harvey Dent tries to keep the city together, he targets the one problem tearing it apart: BATMAN! And he’ll get Bruce Wayne’s help in taking down the Dark Knight!”
Batman ’89 #1 will hit comic book stores on Tuesday, August 10.
Are you excited to return to the classic Batman movie era? Let us know in the comment section below!
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