Tom King discusses his exit from main BATMAN series

Tom King

Tom King hit the headlines recently for his exit from the on-going Batman series at DC Comics.

Rumours had the prolific writer bring removed from the series due to declining sales. Then it was announced that the reminder of his Batman arc would play out in a new maxi-series Batman/Catwoman which hits shelves from January 2020.

King has now broken his silence on the move in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“I’m working on a DCU movie now (New Gods with Ava DuVernay) and a secret TV show thing that hasn’t been announced,” said King. “DC was kind enough to see that doing all that and a twice-monthly Batman would be tough. So they divided the Batman book into two monthly books, Batman and Batman/Catwoman. Bat/Cat will complete this epic story we’ve been telling and lead to this game-changing moment I’ve been hinting at. Batman will…well, I can’t tell you, but it’s very cool. But, because of the beats that will be handled in Batman, I have more room for my storylines in Bat/Cat, which means that the twelve issues can cover all of the story that was part of the original plan.”

Though he did not elaborate on what his TV project is it could be one of the rumoured new shows to be announced for the DC Universe streaming service.

Batman continues to publish bi-monthly from DC Comics. Batman/Catwoman is a 12-issue maxi series which will begin publishing in January 2020.

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