Following confirmation Tom King is departing DC Comics' Batman series, the writer's next project has officially been revealed. Batman/Catwoman will spin-off from King's run on Batman and is set to arrive next year.
King took to Twitter to celebrate this announcement, using a quote from the late comic book legend Jack "The King" Kirby to get his excitement across. "Statement on the next thing: Batman and Catwoman with [Clay Mann]," King wrote. "To quote King Kirby, 'I was looking for the awesome.' I found it. Thank you all for the kindness. Thank you all for everything."
Statement on the next thing: Batman and Catwoman with @Clay_Mann_. To quote King Kirby, “I was looking for the awesome.” I found it.— Tom King (@TomKingTK) May 24, 2019
Thank you all for the kindness. Thank you all for everything. pic.twitter.com/9EQY9KbpW5
Attached to the tweet was King's statement regarding Batman/Catwoman, as well as cover art from the upcoming series. King promises that this new 12-issue series is one that will be "ambitious, accessible, beautiful [and] thrilling." King also explains Batman/Catwoman, as well as his other post-Batman projects, are shaping up to be some of the "biggest" and "most ambitious" of his career.
Given just how much of a major change this seems to be for King, it makes sense that he would invoke the wisdom of Jack Kirby. After all, King is something of a torchbearer for Kirby, with his work on the award-winning Mister Miracle earning him widespread acclaim in the comics sphere for how it helped redefine the comics legend's New Gods.
Tom King's run on Batman is now set to end with the conclusion of the upcoming "City of Bane" storyline this December. King and artist Clay Mann's Batman/Catwoman will launch in 2020 and is expected to ship monthly.