Batman 1989 and Superman 1978 movies get sequels from DC comics

“Who … are you?”
“I’m Batman! From the movies. The 1989 one. But also the comics? I’m getting a comic. This is to say, I’m Batman.”

Followers of that iconic film line, which I translated verbatim with none editorializing, are in for a deal with: DC Comics introduced on Wednesday that each Tim Burton’s Batman and Richard Donner’s Superman: The Film would proceed on in comedian type this July.

Batman ’89 will see unique Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm group up with artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to “pull on a number of threads left dangling.” The e-book, starring Michael Keaton’s Batman, guarantees to reintroduce Selina Kyle/Catwoman, portrayed in Batman Returns by Michelle Pfeiffer, and introduce that first Burton-esque Robin. Harvey Dent (performed by Billy Dee Williams in Batman) may even seem in full Two-Face type, a twist that was anticipated to occur in Batman Returns, however was lower after intensive rewrites.

DC additionally introduced that Rob Venditti (Hawkman) and Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66) will work collectively on Superman ’78 to inform tales with Christopher Reeves’ Superman. In Superman ’78, “bystanders are surprised and delighted by Superman’s abilities, and Lois Lane doesn’t (yet!) 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,” DC mentioned within the announcement.

Superman ’78 and Batman ’89 will debut with six digital chapters every on July 27, adopted by new chapters of every e-book for six further weeks. The chapters will roll out as printed comics between August and October, then wind up in hardcover collections in time for the vacations.

Right here’s your first have a look at artwork from every e-book:

Batman 89 comics cover of Keaton’s batman swooping down in front of skyscrapers from DC Comics

Picture: Sam Hamm and Joe Quinones / DC Comics

A comic version of Christopher Reeves’ Superman flies at screen in Superman 78 from DC Comics

Picture: Rob Venditti and Wilfredo Torres / DC Comics

Jobber Wiki writer Frank Lengthy added to this report.