I remember for a while DC seemed hellbent on making Weekly Comics a thing. 52 was probably their best shot at the concept. Countdown was the sort of mess you wish you could forget and I have almost entirely forgotten Trinity. DC wants to give the thing another go with Scott Snyder this time helming the project alongside a team of writers that include James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, and, most interesting to me at least, Tim Seeley. Art duties will be handled by Josh Fabok, who I speculated would find a major project when the switcharoo with creative teams on Detective was teased a while back. Other artists will likely join him on the project soon. (source)
All of this is of course in connection to Batman’s 75th Anniversary. You can expect big things for Batman soon. In conjunction with this announcement, DC stated that the upcoming Detective Comics # 27 will be a 96 page epic featuring work from some pretty heavy hitters including Frank Miller, Paul Dini, Brad Meltzer, and Neal Adams with art provided by Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Chris Burnham, Mike Allred and others.
I consider this site to be one of Greg Rucka’s biggest cheerleaders. We think the guy is amazing and will hype up his work as much as we can because nine times out of ten (a conservative estimate) he knocks whatever projects he’s working on out of the park. So the news out of NYCC that he’ll be penning a five-issue miniseries for Dark Horse to be illustrated by Toni Fejzula gives us a real case of the giddies. The log line seems right up Mr. Rucka’s alley;
“A beautiful girl wakes up in an abandoned subway station with no memory of how she got there. When men try to hurt her . . . they wind up dead. Where did she come from? And what is she capable of?”
The book is expected to hit shelves and digital download next March and mark another notch in Rucka’s amazing creator owned comics slam-dunk belt.