Monday, October 02, 2017

"The Shadow" and "The Batman"

Dynamite Entertainment's "The Shadow/Batman" #1, available October 4, 2017, is written by Steve Orlando and illustrated by Giovanni Timpano, with covers by Timpano, David Finch, Ethan Van Sciver, Alex Ross, Dustin Nguyen, Brandon Peterson, Bill Sienkiewicz and Howard Porter:

"...'The World's Greatest Mystery and 'The World's Greatest Detective', can barely stand each other, so how will they possibly deal with the 'World's Greatest Evil'?

"What legacy can two of the world's most enduring icons of justice leave once they discover an ancient evil has been living inside the world they protect. 

"Can 'Batman' and the 'Shadow' save the world without killing it in the process?..."

In other 'Batman' news, Warners has rescheduled their stand-alone "The Batman" feature, ordering up a fresh screenplay by director Matt Reeves ("Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes"):

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," said actor Ben Affleck, still looking forward to starring in "The Batman", after playing 'Bruce Wayne' in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and the upcoming "Justice League".

"Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give...I am still in this, and we are making it...I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.

"...with Batman, I keep on getting, ‘Where’s the fucking Batman?!' 

"I respect all of the movies. Christopher Nolan did an incredible job, Christian Bale did an incredible job, Tim Burton did an incredible job.

"At a certain point you have to look forward..." 

"I go into that movie with a tremendous amount of respect for the people who came before me."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Batman" (1943):