DC Comics announced today that Batman Beyond, which went away for awhile when the DC New 52 line-wide relaunch happened, will return next February as, in their terms, a “digital first” series. The comic by Adam Beecham and Norm Breyfogle will be released as weekly chapters digitally prior to being collected each month in a 48-page printed series, Batman Beyond Unlimited.
Batman Beyond will actually entail one-half of the print comic; the other half will be Justice League Beyond by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolf, which will also be released digitally before it hits print. This “marks the first time that DC Entertainment is launching an ongoing series digitally ahead of its planned monthly print release,” the Source said.
Fans of the previous Batman Beyond series might remember that it was one of DC’s first comics to be released on the same day in digital format as it was in print.