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Francavilla offers a peek at his ‘Detective Comics’ #27 story


Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla has teased the Wednesday release of Detective Comics #27 with a glimpse at his contribution to the giant-sized issue, a story titled simply “Rain.”

“I was invited to participate with a story and I came up with RAIN, a short little tale that will give us a look in the past of a character very close to me,” he explains on his blog.

Francavilla is joined in the 96-special issue, which kicks off DC Comics’ celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, by the creative teams of Bard Meltzer and Bryan Hitch, Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, John Layman and Jason Fabok, Peter J. Tomasi and Guillem March, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, and Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams. (ROBOT 6 spoke with Meltzer last week about his story, a modern-day retelling of Batman’s first appearance in 1939’s Detective Comics #27.)

See the first page of Francavilla’s story below, and a little more on his blog.




I love Francavilla so much, I might break my rule of NOT BUYING DC COMICS since they turned to shit — er, I mean, since they rebooted.

But I’ll read through it at the store, and if the rest of the book sucks as much as the other recent DC garbage, I’ll put it back on the shelf.

Francavilla plus Batman equals Batwin of the highest order! This issue is looking great!

Jake, your misaligned self-righteous behaviour is pathetic and only hurts your LCS and the poor bastard who unfortunately has to buy the copy you’ve ran your sweaty, cheap-ass hands through.

If you hate New 52 then boycott it completely instead of being such a douche. You’re not taking a stand – you’re just being cheap.

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