This week's Detective Comics #1000 was a celebration of 80 years of Batman history. The milestone issue offered plenty of stories highlighting different eras of the Dark Knight's crusade and even launched a new mystery with the debut of the all-new Arkham Knight.
Even as the issue was a celebration and a new beginning, it was also an ending. Today, during the DC Celebrates 80 Years of Batman Comics panel at WonderCon in Anaheim, the publishing company announced that its namesake title Detective Comics will debut a new logo starting with issue #1001.
As with the previous Detective Comics logo, the "Batman" name is once again featured. However, full title of the series is now framed inside the shape of a bat and mixes the blue and yellow of the Caped Crusader's iconic costume.
Here is the official press release from DC:
Batman in Detective Comics has had a long history—80 years to be exact—and has had more than a dozen different logos over the decades. The current logo, which has been the trade dress for Detective Comics since 2003, made its final appearance this past Wednesday when DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 hit shelves. #LongLiveTheBat!
Announced on the DC Celebrates 80 Years of Batman Comics panel today by Detective Comics scribe Peter J. Tomasi, beginning on April 10th Detective Comics will have a new logo that ushers in a new era for the World’s Greatest Detective! The new logo will debut in print on the cover of DETECTIVE COMICS #1001. This exciting moment in publishing history coincides with the launch of a new Arkham Knight-focused story by Tomasi, Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessey, Nathan Fairbairn and Rob Leigh.
DETECTIVE COMICS #1001 will be available in comic book stores and digitally on April 10th, 2019. For more of the latest news and updates on DC and DETECTIVE COMICS visit www.dccomics.com, www.batman80.com or the DC YouTube channel. #LongLiveTheBat
Detective Comics #1001 by Peter J. Tomasi, Andrew Hennessy, Brad Walker, Nathan Fairbairn and Rob Leigh will pick up on the Arkham Knight mystery that debuted in issue #1000. The issue will hit store shelves Wednesday, April 10.