A couple of days ago, I read on Tony S Daniel‘s Facebook account that he would be finishing his run as writer and artist on DC Comics’ flagship title, Detective Comics with issue #12 and only doing the art for the zero title, with Gregg Hurwitz writing.
Since then, DC has announced that John Layman, who writes Image Comics’ Chew and more recently put his pen to IDW‘s Mars Attacks!, would be working with Jason Fabok, an artist who recently teamed up with Batman writer Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV for Batman Annual #1.
So, what can we expect? Layman has definitely established himself as a writer with Chew and the fact that Fabok has worked previously with Batman titles, may make for an interesting combination. It looks like they will be kicking off the run with a Penguin story. Here is the cover image for their first issue (#13):
I have to say, I am sad to see Tony S Daniel leave the title. For me, Daniel’s Detective run has been one of the best of DC’s New 52 relaunches. I’ve enjoyed that variety that his stories have offered, and I would say it was the best title whilst he was writing it. Don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed Snyder’s Batman but I really enjoyed Daniel’s Detective more.
Snyder fanboys, come and get me…
I guess we will just have to see what the new team produces and hope to god it can keep up with Scott Snyder’s phenomenal run on Batman.
John Layman and Jason Fabok start their run on Detective Comics with issue #13, which will be in stores October 3rd.
Until next time,
Keep it Nerd!