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Although Grant Morrison is drawing down the curtain on Batman Incorporated with July’s Issue 13, DC Comics will give the series a final hoorah in August with a special one-shot anthology.
Ahead of the release of August’s solicitations, the publisher has announced Batman Incorporated Special #1, featuring stories about Man-of-Bats, Red Raven, Jiro, Knight, El Gaucho and other characters by the likes of Chris Burnham, Ethan Van Sciver, Dan DiDio and Joe Keatinge.
Series artist Chris Burnham, who co-wrote the zero issue with Morrison and pens this month’s Issue 11, teased that his contribution to the Special — he’s writing and drawing — will star the “dreamy” Jiro Osamu.
“It’s another Batman Japan story, and it’s the first comic that I’ll have written and drawn in quite some time! I’m psyched!” he told IGN.com. “It’s not finished yet, but I promise it’ll be chock full of nonsense. I’m going to see if I can imagine what would happen if Will Eisner and Go Nagai made comics together!”
Update: DiDio announced on his Facebook page that he and Van Sciver “will be doing the first Bat Cow solo story,” adding, “We plan to milk this for all its worth.”
The $4.99 Batman Incorporated Special #1 arrives Aug. 28.