Article by Steve J. Ray
Everyone knows that I believe DC make the greatest anthology titles. Action Comics #1000, Detective Comics #1027, Wonder Woman #750, the 80th anniversary Robin, Joker, Catwoman, and Green Lantern 100 page Super Spectacular one-shots… the list goes on. Now, imagine something like those, but released every single month! Ladies and gents, DC have today announced Batman: Urban Legends, a 64 page monthly anthology starring everybody’s favorite Dark Knight, and his cast of supporting characters!
Here’s the full press release, and a look at some of the covers for issue #1:
The Guardians and Enemies of Gotham City Take Center Stage in Batman: Urban Legends!
New 64-Page Monthly Anthology Series Spotlights New Creative Voices and Ties Into Some of the Biggest Events in Gotham
Batman may be the biggest name in Gotham City, but there are lots of other heroes – and villains – who will get a turn to shine in Batman: Urban Legends, a brand-new monthly anthology series highlighting top talent and a mix of new voices making their mark on the city the Dark Knight calls home.
The first six issues are anchored by a Batman/Red Hood thriller from writer Chip Zdarsky (Detective Comics #1027, Dark Nights: Death Metal Guidebook #1) and fan-favorite artist Eddy Barrows (Detective Comics, Freedom Fighters, Future State: Robin Eternal). Renegade vigilante Jason Todd, a.k.a. Red Hood is investigating a new and lethal drug sweeping through Gotham City. In the course of one night, this investigation will change his life forever – and put him in Batman’s crosshairs.
Future State: Grifters writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Ryan Benjamin continue from the pages of Batman #101, as gun-for-hire Cole Cash is still in Gotham, on the trail of the true motives of the Halo Corporation… and yes, Batman and Grifter go head-to-head again!
In a story set before the launch of the new ongoing Harley Quinn series, writer Stephanie Phillips and Future State: The Next Batman artist Laura Braga team up to help Harley sort out her complicated history with Poison Ivy – but first she’ll have to find her!
This debut issue also launches a three-part tale of the Outsiders, courtesy of Future State: Outsiders writer Brandon Thomas with art by Max Dunbar (Marvel’s Champions, Dungeons and Dragons, Judge Dredd). This saga reunites team members Black Lightning, Katana and Metamorpho, but this reunion quickly turns into a confrontation with the appearance of a figure from Katana’s past!
Batman: Urban Legends #1 is a $7.99 prestige format series, debuting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 with covers by Hicham Habchi (main), David Finch (variant) and Kael Ngu (variant). For more information on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, be sure and check out the website at www.dccomics.com, and follow on social media at @DCComics and @thedcnation.
Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment