DC Comics will release comic series set in the worlds of the 1989 Tim Burton Batman movie and the 1978 Richard Donner Superman movie beginning in August, with hardcovers to follow.
Sam Hamm, who wrote the screenplay for Burton’s 1989 take on Batman starring Michael Keaton, will team with artist Joe Quinones on a new story that will help usher in the return of Catwoman and debut a new Robin. Quinones also shares a new vision for Harvey Dent/Two-Face. The six-issue Batman 89
comic series, launching in August, will be followed by a hardcover in October.
written by Rob Venditti with art by Wilfredo Torres, is set in the world of the film starring Christopher Reeves, in which Superman has just been introduced and bystanders are excited about seeing him for the first time. The film was a landmark in the depiction of superheroes; Jeph Loeb, later head of Marvel Television, spoke about the importance of the film at an ICv2 conference in 2009 (see "You’ll Believe a Man Can Fly
"). The six -issue Superman 78
comic series, launching in August, will be followed by a hardcover in November.
Both series will get an early digital release beginning in late July.
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