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Artist Chris Batista Signs Exclusive with DC Comics

Official Press Release

Chris Batista, penciller of HAWKMAN, JLA and other DCU projects, has signed an exclusive agreement with DC Comics.

"DC has felt like home for the last few years, and now I can say it truly is," says Batista. "From the Legion to the JLA , I've been allowed to play with some of the best toys in comics. With the energy and excitement that is coming from DC I can with all sincerity say my best is yet to come!"

"Chris has been a star in the making for a few years now, and has been one of the most exciting young talents I've had the pleasure of working with," says Editor Steve Wacker. "I'm absolutely thrilled that we had a chance to make some long terms plans with him, and once readers see what he has in the pipeline, they're going to be glad we locked him up."

Some of Batista's work may be found in these publications:

* HAWKMAN #47 (OCT050252) is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 14.

* HAWKMAN #48 (NOV050269) is solicited in the November Previews (Volume XV #11) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on January 11.

* HAWKMAN #49 (DEC050260) is solicited in the December Previews (Volume XV #12) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on February 8.

* The JLA VOL. 18: CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE TP (NOV050272), collecting JLA #115 - 119, is solicited in the November Previews (Volume XV #11) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on

January 25.

Also, the LEGION: FOUNDATIONS TP (JUN040411) is available for reorder.

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