Tom King discusses the future of BATMAN comics

Batman (DC Comics)

Tom King has been masterminding Batman comics for the entire Rebirth run so far. He’s taken the character through his engagement to Selina Kyle, into a world of nightmares for his 80th anniversary and is about to heavily deconstruct the character at the hands of Bane.

But what comes after that for The Dark Knight?

King has been discussing future storylines with THR and here’s what he had to say.

“I’ve been talking to, not just DC, but Warner Bros. and AT&T,” King said. “What we’re going to do for the last 15 issues is something no one’s ever seen for the character. It’s something that’s going to change the character for a generation, or maybe more. Maybe forever.”

Sounds ominous? Well read on Super Friends!

“I never thought we’d get this kind of stuff approved,” he said. “When you’re working with a corporate character, you think you’re going to have to reset. But this is a change that’s going to shake the world of Batman and it’s going to leave my mark on the character.”

Well now we’re worried. Just what could King be planning? The “City of Bane” arc is set to begin in July with Batman #75 and the story and its aftermath are set to span the next 13 issues.

“If you’ve been reading Batman all this time, God bless you, but I’ve been torturing you for the last six months to a year,” King said, “We’ve reached the low point, now it’s time for Batman to come back and show you why he’s Batman. Maybe that won’t be in the traditional way, but it’ll show you why Batman matters.”

Uh oh, let’s hope Bats makes it through this one in one piece!


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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG