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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.