CBR posted another EXCLUSIVE article today, which lets us know two things. First, that CBR gets laid more than anyone else on the planet. I mean, with so many EXCLUSIVES, how can they not? Secondly, the digital first Batman Beyond 2.0 book will be going weekly, and some new and returning creators will be joining the creative team. We're just gonna copy that whole chunk out of the interview in the hopes that gorgeous men and women will throw themselves at us for posting such an EXCLUSIVE story, even secondhand:
Something else that's pretty exciting -- which we're announcing here -- is that starting with chapter 25, "Batman Beyond 2.0" is going weekly. We'll be diving into the missing year and showing what happened to split up Bruce and Terry. I think the cover for chapter 25 speaks for itself -- it's a big, emotional story with a flashback sequence that's ridiculously chilling. I've spoken before about how much I love "Return Of The Joker" -- that was a big inspiration for this next arc. This is the story I've been building towards for the last year, and the thing I pitched to DC in order to get the job in the first place. My whole run has been building toward it. I'm excited we're finally able to talk about it!
On the creative side, we've got two more announcements -- Alec Siegel, one of my best friends and a super talented writer in his own right, is coming on board to co-write with me. With the weekly schedule, I wanted to bring on someone I trust to help me out. Alec and I are co-writing "C.O.W.L." right now, and the DC Animated Universe has always been a favorite of his so it's a great fit and I couldn't be happier to have him.
On the art side, I'm also pretty thrilled to announce that Phil Hester and Eric Gapstur are coming on for this next arc. I've been a big fan of Phil's since his "Green Arrow" run, and always thought his style would fit so well with the Beyond Universe. And yeah, just wait until you see his Phantasm.
Finally, with regards to that big flashback sequence I mentioned: Eric Wight is coming back to illustrate. For those who don't know, Eric's first job out of college was as a character designer on the "Batman Beyond" cartoon, and he joined us a few months back for a big Dick/Barbara chapter. So, this is all a big circle for him, and us.
While we appreciate this move, it does seem like DC's publishing strategy is dictated by a three year old with no self control. Once they make one weekly book, they want every book to be weekly. Then again, Batman seems to be the only character that regularly cracks the top ten, so publishing 13 weekly batbooks would surely be a sales advantage over 52 regular monthly titles.
Stay tuned to The Outhouse for more insightful analysis like that. You can't find it anywhere else. You might say that makes it... EXCLUSIVE!
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(That was us overexplaining a joke, which makes it funnier, in case you were wondering.)