Detective Comics #1027 celebrates Batman’s 1000th appearance in the book, so a good excuse to push put the boat with another celebratory issue from many well known comic book talents, including Greg Rucka, Eduardo Risso, Grant Morrison, Chris Burnham, James Tynion IV, Riley Rossmo, Tom King, Walter Simonson, Scott Snyder, Ivan Reis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, Marv Wolfman, Emanuela Lupacchino, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez and more. God knows there’s not much to celebrate at DC Comics at the moment, so this does feel rather moot to report, doesn’t it?
Out on Tuesday September 15th, DC Comics shared a preview of two of the tales to be included in the oversized issue:
“Written by Dan Jurgens with layouts and finished art by Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan, “Generations: Fractured” pits Batman against a would-be gang of museum vandals, led by Calendar Man. As the Dark Knight tries to stop him from torching priceless artifacts, a mysterious flash of light appears to break reality, and Batman finds that everything is different in Gotham, as he’s transported back to 1939!”
Eisner award-winning writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Dan Mora team up to tell a tie-in story to “The Joker War.” In “A Gift,” The Joker’s attack on Batman and Gotham City leaves a GCPD officer dead. His partner identifies the perpetrator as the Caped Crusader, swearing that he’ll bring him to justice. This tragedy forces Batman to reluctantly open the pages of a mysterious “black casebook,” the contents of which are yet to be known.
And, here’s the full line-up of creators and their contributions: