DC Announces Batman/Catwoman Comic By Tom King & Clay Mann

DC has announced that writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann, the creative team behind Heroes in Crisis, will launch a new Batman/Catwoman 12-issue series in January 2020, spinning out of the events of King's Batman run.

“We’re making changes to our comic book publishing line to set DC up for continued success,” DC editor-in-chief Bob Harras said in a statement. “We’re starting with the bestselling BATMAN comic after ‘City of Bane’ wraps up in December. ‘City of Bane’ is an incredible story and an integral part of our overall ‘Year of the Villain’ campaign, and a new Tom King and Clay Mann Bat/Cat series in 2020 fills the gap once BATMAN begins to ship monthly.”

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“Batman and Catwoman is a chance to do what Morrison and Quietly did in Batman and Robin: launch an ambitious, accessible, beautiful, thrilling new series that concludes years of stories and defines what Batman is, can, and will be,” Tom King said. “This will be a comic about what the best Batman comics are always been about, how our greatest hero turns fear into bravery, pain into hope, trauma into love. It’s the story I always wanted to tell, and I’m telling it with the man I consider to be the greatest artist in comics, my brother Clay Mann."

“It’s tough to leave Batman,” King added. “It’s a gift and a joy to be on that book. But I’m leaving it to work on the biggest, most ambitious projects of my career, comics I get to make with the best collaborators in comics. And that’s a gift and a joy too.”

“We’re excited for fans to get more of what they love from DC,” Harras said. “With Joëlle Jones continuing on CATWOMAN, a new creative team on BATMAN, plus titles like DETECTIVE COMICS, BATGIRL, NIGHTWING, RED HOOD: OUTLAW and BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS, our Gotham City protectors and the talent behind them will continue to offer great stories that cater to the tastes of as many Bat-fans as possible in 2020 and beyond.”

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Following rumors that King would be prematurely ending his run on Batman with Issue #85, CBR confirmed the writer would be leaving the series by the end of 2019. CBR also learned King has several new, unannounced projects planned for this year and next, with today's announcement of Batman/Catwoman being one of them.

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