DC Comics Launches Three New Bat-centric Titles

Can’t get enough Batman? Well, DC Comics will soon be adding three more Bat-centric titles to their lineup. First up, Arkham Manor. Written by Gerry Duggan and Shawn Crsytal, who are both known for their separate runs on Marvel’s Deadpool series, Arkham Manor sees Bruce Wayne’s own home transformed into a prison for Gotham’s worst. How? We’ll find out October 22, 2014 when Arkham Manor #1 hits stores shelves.

Next is Gotham Academy. This new title will be written by Becky Cloonan (Demo) as well as Brenden Fletcher and drawn by Karl Kerschl, who have worked together in the past on the Ubisoft published graphic novel Assassin’s Creed: Brahman. Gotham Academy will be a teen drama set in the titular school of which Bruce Wayne is a benefactor of. This title will launch a few weeks prior to Arkham Manor on October 1, 2014.

The last title on the list definitely isn’t new, but July marks the first time it will ever been published outside of Japan. Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga will include the reprinted and fully translated works of Jiro Kuwata’s 1970s Batman mangas. It launches as a weekly digital series on the DC Comics app, comiXology, and several other platforms this July 5. The first story arc sees the caped crusader face off against Lord Death Man, who Grant Morrison fans will recall from his Batman, Incorporated run. Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga will also be printed in three separate volumes later this year and both the print and digital releases will read from right-to-left just like the original manga.

There you have it. If you ever found yourself complaining that there aren’t enough Batman titles (which I highly doubt) here are three new releases you have to look forward to. Now sound off, Bat fans. Do you I plan on checking out any of these new releases? Feel free to let us know in the comments and check out the covers for Arkham Manor #1, Gotham Academy #1, and Batman: The Jiro Kumata Batmanga Chapter 1 (of 3) below.

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