DC Shares An Extended Preview For Batman ’89 #1

Imagine if Batman Forever and Batman and Robin never happened. Instead of being replaced, Michael Keaton’s Batman continued to have his own adventures in Gotham City. That’s basically the premise for Batman ’89, a new six-issue miniseries from DC Comics. Additionally, Sam Hamm, the screenwriter of Tim Burton’s Batman, is back as the writer for this comic book.

Hamm is also joined on the book by Joe Quinones, the artist who is keeping some familiar likenesses for the main characters. For example, Harvey Dent looks more like Billy Dee Williams than Tommy Lee Jones. DC’s new extended preview for Batman ’89 #1 also introduces Barbara Gordon to the storyline. She appears to be a member of the GCPD, much like her father, Commissioner Gordon. However, she has a connection to Harvey that few would have guessed…

Check out the preview below!

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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. It will also get a digital release on the same day.

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