While next month's landmark Detective Comics #1000 is certainly not short of all-star talent behind the extra-sized anniversary issue, one of the most eagerly anticipated stories is from fan-favorite creative team Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
The acclaimed duo behind the main Batman ongoing series during the New 52 era will reteam for a special story that introduces a brand new team of crimefighters to the DC Universe known as the Detectives Guild.
Consisting of Batman, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Elongated Man, Detective Chimp, original Detective Comics protagonist Slam Bradley, what appears to be the Vic Sage incarnation of The Question and Traci Thirteen, the team will assemble in the opening story to the 96-page anniversary issue.
While details on the story itself are still under wraps, it will reportedly focus on Bruce Wayne's origins as a master detective as part of his global training to become Batman.
Detective Comics #1000 features collaborations between Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Kevin Smith and Jim Lee; Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan; Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen; Denny O'Neil and Steve Epting; Christopher Priest and Neal Adams; Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones; Tom King, Tony Daniel and Joëlle Jones; Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, and James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez.
It also features covers illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz, Steve Rude, Michael Cho, Jim Steranko, Stanley "Artgerm" Lau, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jock, Greg Capullo, Bruce Timm and Jim Lee.
The anniversary issue goes on sale on March 27 from DC Comics.