DC Comics Releases Details on All of their New & Rebooted #1 ‘Bat Family’ Titles


Throughout the day yesterday, the DC blog revealed details on all of the new & rebooted ‘Bat Family‘ titles that fans can expect to see in the wake of their upcoming Universe reboot (see here).

These announcements follow on from last week’s announcements, when DC first revealed details on 10 of it’s new ‘#1′ issues which will be spinning out of September’s Justice League #1 (see here). They followed this up by revealing details on all of their rebooted and new Green Lantern #1 issues (see here).

Of the titles announced, the majority are reboots of existing titles, but there are two brand new titles amongst the announcements: Red Hood & The Outlaws, and Batwing. Batwing is a spin-off of Batman Inc. featuring the “Batman of Africa”, who will be the first ever black Batman (if you don’t couldn’t Stan Lee’s re-imagined Batman). Is it me, or is it stupid to have a Batman of Africa, I mean it’s a continent, not a country! That’s like having the Batman of Europe! *sigh*

You can find details on all the titles below, with the descriptions written by DC, as well as their creative teams, and the covers to the first issues.

Batman #1

In the first BATMAN #1 since 1930, New York Times bestselling writer Scott Snyder teams up with superstar artist Greg Capullo in his DC Comics debut! In the series, Bruce Wayne once again becomes the only character taking on the Batman name.

Detective Comics #1

DC Comics’ flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever in DETECTIVE COMICS #1 by acclaimed writer/artist Tony Daniel. Marking the first time Batman will appear in a debut issue of Detective Comics, the series will find Bruce Wayne on the trail of a dangerous serial killer known only as the Gotham Ripper.

Batman & Robin #1

In BATMAN AND ROBIN #1, the acclaimed creative team of Peter Tomasi and Pat Gleason will explore the family dynamic of the Caped Crusader as Bruce Wayne battles the Gotham underworld with the help of his son, Damian, in the role of Robin.

Batman: The Dark Knight #1

In BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT, superstar artist David Finch writes and draws a twisted adventure that pulls Bruce Wayne deep into the halls of the famed Arkham Asylum, a jail for Gotham City’s most dangerous and criminally deranged. Finch will team up with collaborator Jay Fabok on pencils.

Batwoman #1

The highly-anticipated new series from the multiple award-winning creative team of J.H. Williams III, Haden Blackman and Amy Reeder begins in BATWOMAN #1.

Batgirl #1

Batgirl’s going to have to face the city’s most horrifying new villains as well as dark secrets from her past in BATGIRL #1, the stunning debut issue from fan-favorite writer Gail Simone and artists Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.

Catwoman #1

Meet Catwoman. She’s addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can’t help herself, and the truth is – she doesn’t want to. She’s good at being bad, and very bad at being good. Find out more about what makes Catwoman tick in CATWOMAN #1, written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Guillem March.

Bird of Prey #1

The Birds of Prey are Gotham City’s covert ops team, taking down the villains other heroes can’t touch. Mystery novelist and comics writer Duane Swierczynski teams up with Jesus Saiz for BIRDS OF PREY #1, the first issue of the hard-hitting new series.

Nightwing #1

After a tenure as the Batman of Gotham, Dick Grayson resumes his mantle as Nightwing! As Dick embraces his identity, Haley’s Circus, the big top where he once performed with his family, returns to Gotham - bringing with it a history of murder, mystery and superhuman evil. Nightwing must confront friends and enemies from his past as he searches for the source of an even greater evil.

NIGHTWING will be written by Kyle Higgins with art duties handled by fan-favorite Eddy Barrows.

Red Hood & the Outlaws #1

Batman’s former sidekick had put his past as The Red Hood behind him, when the reclusive Jason Todd finds himself unwillingly elected as the leader of an all-new team of outlaw vigilantes.

As The Red Hood once again, Jason Todd will lead this new team of antiheroes, including Green Arrow’s rejected sidekick Arsenal and Starfire, a former prisoner of intergalactic war.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS will be written by Scott Lobdell and illustrated by rising superstar artist Kenneth Rocafort.

Batwing #1

This September, join with us in this historic moment when the first black character to wear the Batman mantle will be the first to star in his own ongoing series. BATWING will be written by Judd Winick and illustrated by Ben Oliver.

Batman Inc. #1

In the wake of our announcement of a historic line of new #1’s within the Batman family, many of you noticed that while several of the titles and characters spun out of the Batman, Inc. storyline, there was no mention of that series itself - but there’s a reason for that: Grant Morrison’s BATMAN, INCORPORATED series will return with a new issue #1 in early 2012.

Grant Morrison had this to say about Batman, Incorporated:

“Batman, Incorporated will continue through to Issue #10 and August’s shocking season finale that changes the Batman status quo yet again. The series will take a brief hiatus while I work on a major new project to be announced shortly. Batman, Incorporated returns next year with me, Chris Burnham and Batman: Leviathan, the epic 12 part conclusion to my 6 year Batman saga. Don’t miss it!”


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  4. DC Comics Reveals More Details on their New ‘Who’s Who’ Series, and DC Legacies
  5. Chris Burnham Accepts Exclusive Contract with DC Comics; New Artist on Batman Inc.


4 Responses to “DC Comics Releases Details on All of their New & Rebooted #1 ‘Bat Family’ Titles”
  1. r says:

    a black batman? why does the world always have to start this race crap? batman is white and if others can not accept that, don’t read it.


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