As part of DC Comics’ ever-expanding online empire, in April the publisher announced a new “Batman” digital series which will feature stand alone stories by all-star creative teams like B. Clay Moore and Ben Templesmith; Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman and Joshua Hale Fialkov and Phil Hester. But the dynamic duo that had everyone seeking out the proverbial Bat-Signal was Hollywood heavyweight Damon Lindelof and multiple Eisner Award nominee Jeff Lemire.
For those who missed Oceanic Airlines Flight 815, Lindelof co-created “Lost” with J.J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber and is now a highly influential writer/producer having worked on such tentpole projects as “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Star Trek” and Ridley Scott’s “Alien” prequel “Prometheus,” which will be released on June 8.
Lemire’s star has also risen mercurially the last few years as the Canadian cartoonist has told epic stories with some of DC’s second(“Superboy”), third (“Animal Man”) and even fourth-tier (“Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. “) superheroes. But it was his creator-owned Vertigo series “Sweet Tooth”, which he writes and illustrates, that captured Lindelof’s eye.
After Lindelof tweeted about the series shortly after its debut, the two became friends, leading the Hollywood power player to write the introduction to Lemire’s forthcoming graphic novel, “The Underwater Welder.”
Lindelof told CBR News exclusively that his obsession of all things Lemire is what lured him to the Batcave, but as a long-time fan of the Dark Knight, writing the Dark Knight Detective is also a childhood dream come true.
The master storyteller also shared which Batman comics influenced him growing up in Teaneck, New Jersey, which part of the Dark Knight’s lore drives his and Lemire’s story and why writing digital comics is the perfect part-time medium for him.
Read the interview at: EXCLUSIVE: Damon Lindelof On His And Jeff Lemire’s “Batman” Digital Comic – Comic Book Resources.