Two DC classics, still considered the benchmark of superhero cinema, will appear on the pages of new comics soon. Sure, Richard Donners 1978 Superman and Tim Burton's 1989 Batman saw several sequels. But these new stories will be a sequel to what happened in the original films before their successors ever hit the screen.
Superman and Batman are two of the most popular and well-known superheroes ever created. So this is not a surprise Dc comics is looking for new ways to explore their recurring stories. Although it is a unique and new idea to continue your adventures from the original blockbuster films. Both new comics will be firmly anchored in the worlds originally created by directors Richard Donner and Tim Burton.
Both Superman & # 39; 78 and Batman & # 39; 89 will be part of the ongoing digital-first comic series. Rob Venditti wrote the story for Superman & # 39; 78, which features art by Wilfredo Torres. The story follows Christopher Reeves & # 39; Clark Kent as: "The man of steel is made known to the public by balancing his burgeoning romance with an unsuspecting Lois Lane and saving the world with dazzling feats."
The Batman & # 39; 89 comic book will bring back some of the talents associated with the actual movie franchise. Batman and Batman Returns writer Sam Hamm, who also wrote the comic book Batman: Blind Justice, is responsible for these new stories. Joe Quinones brings in the art. Quinones, a cult name in the world of comics, shared plans back in 2016 for a declined Batman '89 comic strip that would have continued to invade the Tim Burton universe through the introduction of cult characters like Batgirl, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy. And the artist would have rendered images in Burton's iconic Gothic style.
This version of the Batman '89 comic "sets the stage for the return of Michelle Pfieffer's Selina Kyle and introduces a brand new Robin for the Burton verse." The official press release for the comics makes this bold statement: "Quinones has a vision for Harvey Dent / Two-Face that is as close to movie magic as a comic can get." It should be noted that Quinones intended to bring Billy Dee Williams back as Two-Face with his 2016 pitch. Williams played Harvey Dent in the original 1989 film, but did not return for his full conversion to Two-Face in Batman Returns. It's possible we'll see that in this new comic. Billy Dee Williams returned in 2017 to speak to Two-Face in The Lego Batman Movie.
Superman & # 39; 78 and Batman & # 39; 89 start on July 27th with six chapters each. After that, six more chapters appear every week. Once both comic runs are complete, they will physically arrive between August and October with a mini-series format in six issues. Everything will culminate in hardcover collections, with Batman & # 39; 89 not arriving in time for Halloween until October and Superman & # 39; 78 following in November.
Subjects: Superman, Batman