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Snyder, Higgins and McCarthy open the Gates of Gotham

Batman: Gates of Gotham

DC Comics continued rolling out announcements this week with word that Detective Comics and American Vampire scribe Scott Snyder, along with co-writer Kyle Higgins and artist Trevor McCarthy, will explore Gotham City’s dark secrets in Batman: Gates of Gotham.

Here’s the solicitation text:

Art and Cover by TREVOR MCCARTHY
1:25 Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

When a mystery as old as Gotham City itself surfaces, Batman assembles a team of his greatest detectives – including Red Robin, Owlman, I-Ching and others – to investigate this startling new enigma. As clues are discovered and the mystery deepens, Batman’s team soon finds itself on a journey that explores different eras in Gotham’s history and touches upon notable Gotham families including the Waynes, Kanes, and Elliotts.

This miniseries spins out of recent events in the Batman titles and sets the stage for several exciting storylines in 2011. Additionally, this limited series touches upon mysterious story elements introduced in Grant Morrison’s RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE. Featuring many exciting Batman Family guest stars!

The six-issue series begins in May.



Great. Another Batman book. Because there are so few of them.

That said, I am loving Snyder’s work on ‘Tec so far, like McCarthy’s art, and like historical epics. And Snyder clearly like history.

As long as we avoid an American Vampire/Batman crossover, we should be fine.

Absolutely NO reason why this story couldn’t have just been told in Snyder’s Detective Comics.


Except maybe he had a different story planned for his Dective Comics issues! That’s probably a reason.

why do people complain so much about another batbook. dont buy it,. if peiople stop buying the books then they wont come out anymore.

SO sold. Snyder is awesome, the story sound sweet, and that ccover is beautiful.

I’ve been staying away from most Bat-books for awhile because I don’t care for the changes of the past few years, but this actually looks pretty interesting. I’ll be “trade-waiting” on this one, but it might be worthwhile.

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