by Aaron Einhorn
Back around the new year, we discussed the fact that Paul Levitz would be writing a Batman Beyond-centered Superman/Batman annual. Well, there’s even better news now.
According to DC Universe: The Source, Adam Beechen (who was a writer on The Batman) and Ryan Benjamin will be creating a six-issue Batman Beyond miniseries, which will continue on from the Batman Beyond animated series.
Adam Beechen wrote of the new series, “The dark future of the legendary animated series comes to the DCU in a six-issue miniseries, as Terry McGinniss, Bruce Wayne’s young successor as Batman, faces his deadliest foe yet — a mystery murderer from the Dark Knight’s past! Old faces return, new allies and enemies step into the light, and the partnership between Terry and Bruce — not to mention Terry and Bruce themselves — might not survive!”
Now, personally, I’d say that the world of Batman Beyond is not the “dark future” for Batman. It’s far more hopeful than The Dark Knight Returns, in my opinion. But still, for those of us who loved the animated series, this is great news.
Oh, and let’s finish off with the first cover, from artist Dustin Nguyen.
(Source: DC Universe: The Source)