Article by Steve J. Ray
Fans who, like me, have been enjoying DC Future State, particularly the work of John Ridley, will be getting even more from this side of the Batmanverse in 2021. DC Comics have confirmed that the award winning writer will be writing more of The Next Batman, featuring Tim “Jace” Fox’s new Dark Knight.
Here’s the full press release:
DC GIVES FANS MORE OF THE NEXT BATMAN BY JOHN RIDLEY!
The Next Batman: Second Son Digital First Miniseries Reveals Tim Fox’s Whereabouts
Before Donning the Cape and Cowl, And His Connection to the Current DC Universe
Batman By John Ridley Deluxe Edition Hardcover Collects All Tim Fox Stories By Award-Winning Screenwriter
Plus An Original Story By Ridley and Dustin Nguyen
Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley’s groundbreaking take on Tim Fox as The Next Batman has been a runaway hit, receiving critical acclaim from press and fans alike, as well as second printings for the first two issues of Future State: The Next Batman!
In addition to his upcoming short story in Batman: Black and White #3 (on sale February 23), DC and Ridley have more in store to expand the growing legacy of this new Dark Knight. The Next Batman: Second Son is a new miniseries, launching weekly digital chapters beginning February 23. The first three digital chapters will be collected into the debut print issue, available at comic book stores on April 6.
Now that the world knows Tim Fox is behind the mask fighting against The Magistrate in Gotham City, what’s the truth behind his origin and his connection to the current DC Universe? Featuring art by Tony Akins (Jack of Fables), Travel Foreman (Animal Man, Birds of Prey) and Mark Morales (Justice League, Deathstroke, REPRESENT!/”It’s A Bird”) this miniseries answers the questions behind Tim’s estrangement from Lucius Fox and the rest of the Fox family and his evolution from man of mystery to Gotham’s newest guardian.
On June 29, experience all of Ridley’s trailblazing work returning Tim Fox to comics in the Batman by John Ridley Deluxe Edition. This 128-page must-have hardcover collection is led by an original story by Ridley, with art by Dustin Nguyen and collects Future State: The Next Batman issues #1-#4, in addition to stories from Batman: Black and White and “Family Ties,” from Batman: The Joker War Zone #1.
For more information on Future State: The Next Batman or Tim Fox, visit the DC Future State hub page at www.dccomics.com/futurestate. For information on the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, visit the main page at www.dccomics.com, and follow on social media at @DCComics and @thedcnation.
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