DC Comics is returning to the worlds envisioned by Tim Burton and Richard Donner in two new Batman and Superman comics.

Donner’s 1978 Superman and Burton’s 1989 Batman are to get new comic-book stories that will be a continuation of what happened in the original movies before their sequels hit the screen.

Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm is returning to Burton’s world to write the “twisted adventures” of Michael Keaton’s version of The Dark Knight.


Hamm and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H For Hero) will –

“pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director, and they will help usher in the return of Selina Kyle/Catwoman and will debut a new Robin! Plus, Quinones has a vision for Harvey Dent/Two-Face that is as close to movie magic as a comic can get!”

Meanwhile, Rob Venditti (Hawkman) and Wilfredo Torres (Batman 66) are teaming up to take us back to Donner’s vision for the Man Of Steel.

In their new Superman comic –

“Bystanders are surprised and delighted by Superman’s abilities, and Lois Lane doesn’t know that Clark Kent is secretly Superman. The sheer thrill of seeing a man fly, leap, or stop a bullet will be reflected in this environment where Superman has just been introduced! Inspired by Donner’s classic, timeless style of superhero storytelling, in Superman ’78 Venditti and Torres will show fans that a man can truly fly.”

Superman 78 and Batman 89 are launching with six chapters each on July 27th. Then six more chapters will arrive weekly after that.

Once both comic book runs are completed, they will arrive physically with a six-issue miniseries format sometime between August and October.

Everything will culminate in hardcover collections, with Batman 89 arriving first in October, just in time for Halloween, and then Superman 78 will follow in November.


I’m sure LMO’s Runforitmarty will review both of these once they’re available.