Sunday, May 23, 2010

Batman Beyond is coming in June!

This the best news I've heard to come out of DC since I heard Batwoman was getting her own title, it's still in development hell but still. I loved to watch Batman Beyond as a kid and was sad so see it go. Batman: The Animated Series is one of those rare kid shows that gave a damn about what they were doing. It had high quality of acting, writing, characters,and a great noir feeling. And in some respects this show continued the 90's Batman series while adding it's own futurific spin on it. I love this show like Geoff Johns loves Hal Jordan!

Announced last year here on Newsarama by then-Executive Editor Dan DiDio, the Batman Beyond mini-series resulted from fan requests for DC to bring the TV show characters to comics. "We’ve heard the fans, we’ve heard everyone’s interest," DiDio said of the mini-series.

Set 50 years in the future in a Gotham City now called "Neo-Gotham," the Batman Beyond TV series began airing in 1999, uniting an old, disabled Bruce Wayne with a sassy juvenile delinquent named Terry McGinnis. With Bruce's constant training and help, Terry became a futuristic, high-tech version of the "Batman."

In this Batman Beyond comic, the future will be tied directly to the comic book past, as Terry's foe in the series is killing off old Batman allies and villains from Bruce Wayne's era. According to Beechen, the key to the series is the two-word title of the story arc, which will be revealed to readers at the end of the first issue.

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