Batman, the character that currently supports no less than four ongoing print series for DC Comics, is also going to be leading the way digitally come June 2012. The company announced on USA Today’s website this morning that a new digital-first series, referred to only as “Batman digital” so far, will launch in June as a weekly ongoing featuring out-of-continuity Bat-tales by a rotating – and quite varied – cast of creators.
Artists Ben Templesmith (whose art is pictured above), Nicola Scott, and Jeff Lemire (who has been writing two of the New 52 books for DC) were mentioned alongside writers B. Clay Moore, Steve Niles, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof.
The series isn’t the only digital-first comic in the works from DC, however. With the Batman Beyond-verse already in full swing, and Batman: Arkham Unhinged, a comic set in the universe of the popular Arkham video games, Batman is proving he can juggle leading roles in multiple ongoings in both the print and online worlds. Superman gets in on the action with the Smallville Season 11 comic, also a digital-first, which picks up the story of Clark Kent from the television series that finished its run last year.
May will also see a new digital comic, Ame-Comi Girls, a series by writing team Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti with unannounced art teams. The series will also run weekly, featuring the manga-fied versions of DC’s female heroes found in the DC Collectibles line of statues and action figures.
via Newsarama.com : BATMAN Digital-First Comic Announced.