2021 will long be remembered by fans of the classic series, Batman: The Long Halloween. Not only has the vintage tale been adapted as two feature length animated movies, but now DC Comics has announced the release of Batman: The Long Halloween Special, a continuation of the Eisner Award-winning series Batman: The Long Halloween.
To please fans even more, the new book comes from the same creative team as the original series; writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale. The 48-page special will be available at local comic shops for $7.99.
Here’s the full press release direct from DC:
Batman: The Long Halloween Special
Continues The Critically Acclaimed Story
The 48-Page Prestige Format Comic
Will be Available in Comic Book Shops
on October 12, 2021
A quarter-century has passed since the release of the Eisner Award-winning Batman: The Long Halloween from the creative team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale. On October 12, 2021, Loeb and Sale return to continue their story and show that some secrets never stay buried in new prestige format special.
Twenty-five years ago, Tim Sale and I set out to tell a mystery tale of how Gotham City went from crime to freaks. The result was Batman: The Long Halloween. We’re thrilled to be back at DC revisiting some of our favorite characters all the while revealing that you may not know the whole story…
Join the team for the return of the Batman Halloween specials and a mystery that could destroy the Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and… well, that would be telling, wouldn’t it?
BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Story by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and inks by TIM SALE
Cover by TIM SALE
$7.99 US | 48 PAGES | PRESTIGE FORMAT
Variant cover by TIM SALE
1:25 Variant cover by TIM SALE
On Sale 10/12/21
As it has always been, working together on Batman has brought out the best of Jeph and myself as Gotham City storytellers. We have been blessed to have the mighty talents of Comicraft’s Richard Starkings with us every step of the way, and we are very fortunate to welcome colorist, Brennan Wagner, to help shape our latest venture.
DC UNIVERSE INFINITE members can read the original Batman: The Long Halloween series as part of their paid subscription. The original animated film, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One is now available to own on Digital and Blu-ray™. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two is coming July 27 to Digital and arriving August 10 on Blu-ray.
Written by Loeb with artwork by Sale, colors by Brennan Wagner (Grendel) and lettering by Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), the new special will be available at local comic book shops in a 48-page prestige format on October 12, 2021, for $7.99.
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