DC Entertainment, Conde Nast, and Dynamite Entertainment announced that two of the greatest detectives in comic books will be teaming up to tackle a new mystery. Batman and the Shadow will face off in an upcoming six-issue miniseries.
The new series will be written by Scott Snyder ("Batman," "All-Star Batman") and Steve Orlando ("Midnighter and Apollo," "Justice League of America"), with art from Riley Rossmo ("Batman," "Constantine: The Hellblazer").
“Batman is a myth that transcends the comic book page and inspires us to achieve, while The Shadow is the cornerstone of so much of the pop culture and comics we see today,” Orlando said in an official statement. “To bring together the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Greatest Mystery is an honor.”
Murder has come to Gotham and the Dark Knight discovers a trail of evidence that leads to suspect Lamont Cranston. The problem is that Cranston has been dead for 50 years. As Batman works on the mystery of Cranston's life, the Shadow will do everything he can to stop Batman from learning too much.
"The Shadow and Batman are two of the longest tenured pop culture icons so it's a perfect fit for them to join forces," Cathy Hoffman Glosser, Senior Vice President of Licensing for Condé Nast said. "Bringing The Shadow and Batman together in Gotham is thrilling and fans will be pleased with what is in store for them."
The first issue of the miniseries will hit comic book stores April 26, 2017.