It’s a brand new year, and while we hope it’s a great one for all of you, we KNOW it’s going to be a good year for the Dark Knight. Yes, exactly 75 years ago, Batman made his debut in the pages of 1939’s DETECTIVE COMICS #27. So for the release of 2014’s DETECTIVE COMICS #27, we thought it would be nice to pay tribute to that with an extra-sized, must-read issue featuring some of our favorite Batman writers (including all of our current Bat-scribes) teaming up with some of our favorite artists. Brad Meltzer, Bryan Hitch, Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy, Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen, Peter J. Tomasi, Guillem March, Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams all contributed stories to the issue. And we even got Frank Miller to contribute a variant cover…
If you’re a regular Detective Comics reader, you’re likely lining up at your local shop as we speak. That’s a good thing because Detective Comics #27 also features the start of “Gothtopia” by John Layman and Jason Fabok. “Gothtopia” is the final storyline of their acclaimed run, and it’s unlike anything you’ve seen from Batman before. Imagine a Gotham with no crime—the safest city in the world. What would Batman’s role be in such a city? How would it change his mission? And would it really be better than the Gotham we have now? These are some of the questions “Gothtopia” seeks to answer, while serving up unique variations of Gotham’s heroes and villains that are sure to become favorites among fans.
Of course, we may be highlighting Detective Comics #27, but we have a full slate of new comics out this week, including fresh issues of Action Comics, Batman/Superman, Green Arrow, Batwing (in a “Gothtopia” tie-in issue), Green Lantern, Swamp Thing and the print debut of our Vampire Diaries comic! Plus, don’t even think of overlooking Vertigo this week. Not with new issues of 100 Bullets: Brother Lono, Fairest, Hinterkind and FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics on the stand!
Check out previews of all of these comics and more below…
USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 and interviewed writer Brad Meltzer (for more Meltzer interviews about this issue, click here!). 13TH DIMENSION ran an additional exclusive preview of the issue and interviewed writer Gregg Hurwitz.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ran an exclusive preview of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES #1.
IGN ran an exclusive preview of SWAMP THING #27.
NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #5.
AIN’T IT COOL NEWS ran an exclusive preview of FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #7.
CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN #27.
CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of 100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #7.
THE MARY SUE ran an exclusive preview of THE MOVEMENT #8.
ZAP2IT ran an exclusive preview of SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: ALIEN #2.
LIBRARY JOURNAL’s GOOD COMICS FOR KIDS ran an exclusive preview of SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #2.
COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of GREEN ARROW #27.
COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of BATWING #27 and interviewed co-writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.
NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN/SUPERMAN #7.
COMICS ALLIANCE ran an exclusive preview of HINTERKIND #4.
GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of TRINITY OF SIN: THE PHANTOM STRANGER #15.
COMICOSITY ran an exclusive preview of FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #4.
The DC Comics Facebook page ran an exclusive preview of STORMWATCH #27.
The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of EARTH 2 #19 and FAIREST #22.