DC to Release Special Batman Detective Comics Issue in September

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Detective Comic #1027 will mark its 1,000 issues since the first appearance of Batman in the DC Universe. To celebrate this huge occasion, DC has gathered a wealth of writers and artists to contribute to this oversized issue, which will clock in at 144 pages and feature Batman and his allies attempting to solve several mysteries. It will also feature contributions of creators from throughout the character’s history.

Detective No. 1027 has been a massive undertaking, and I’m really excited for fans to see what editors Paul Kaminski and Dave Wielgosz have in store come September. A great combination of writers and artists are putting in their best work on the book and fans should pay close attention to these stories, since some of them will plant the seeds for both Batman’s future and that of the DC universe,” said Batman group editor Ben Abernathy.

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The  144-page issue will feature writing from Greg Rucka, Tom King, Brian Michael Bendis, Crisis on Infinite Earths writer Marv Wolfman, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me’s Mariko Tamaki and more, with artists involved including Walt Simonson, Eduardo Risso, Emanuela Lupacchino, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Chip Zdarsky. Beyond the short stories in the collection, there’ll also be a gallery of “tribute art” from illustrators including José Luis García-López, Jorge Jiménez and Far Sector’s Jamal Campbell. The regular Detective Comics creative team of Peter Tomasi and Brad Walker will also be contributing a story to the issue.

The upcoming issue will arrive 18 months after the release of the similarly oversize Detective Comics No. 1000, which went on to become the best-selling comic of 2019 in its original format; it was later reissued, with additional material, as a stand-alone hardcover edition. 

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Earlier, DC announced for its fans the long-awaited Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Death Metal. It is the follow-up event to Dark Nights: Metal.

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DC’s official press release read:

DETECTIVE COMICS #1027 CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF BATMAN!

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144-Page Issue Honors Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27

Light the Bat-signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is headed your way this September 15! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, this special 144-page celebration is poised to truly spotlight the “Detective” in Detective Comics. Batman and his allies will have a mountain of mysteries to solve, taking them from the seediest corners of Gotham City to the farthest reaches of the DC universe, plus a few early hints at what’s in store for the future of the Caped Crusader!

A book of this magnitude deserves the best storytellers in comics and a must-read lineup of DC’s most prolific writers and artists are rising to meet the challenge, including Greg Rucka/Eduardo Risso, Grant Morrison/Chris Burnham, Tom King/Walt Simonson, James Tynion IV/Riley Rossmo, Peter J. Tomasi/Brad Walker, Dan Jurgens, Marv Wolfman/Emanuela Lupacchino, and Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Michael Bendis/David Marquez, Mariko Tamaki/Dan Mora, Scott Snyder/Ivan Reis, Kelly Sue DeConnick/John Romita Jr and Klaus Janson, and Matt Fraction/Chip Zdarsky.

“Detective #1027 has been a massive undertaking, and I’m really excited for fans to see what editors Paul Kaminski and Dave Wielgosz have in store come September,” said Ben Abernathy, Batman Group Editor. “A great combination of writers and artists are putting in their best work on the book and fans should pay close attention to these stories, since some of them will plant the seeds for both Batman’s future and that of the DC universe.”

“Which stories? You’ll have to wait until September 15 to find out!”

Detective Comics #1027 also includes “tribute” art from fan-favorite artists, including José Luis García-López, Jamal Campbell, Lee Bermejo, and Jorge Jiménez, among others. An extensive variant cover program is planned for this landmark issue, including a series of ten variants spotlighting both friends and foes of Batman, and an extensive program of retailer-exclusive variant covers.

Detective Comics #1027 arrives at open and operating comic book stores and participating digital retailers beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2020. This must-have collectible sells for $9.99.

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