The original Batman anthology series Legends of the Dark Knight returns digitally on March 27 and in print at your local comic shop two months later on May 18. This influential anthology which debuted in 1989 gave fans story arcs such as “Shaman,” “Prey,” “Gothic,” and “Venom,” and was always known for adventurous takes on Batman and his rogues gallery.
Legends of the Dark Knight begins with a six-part weekly/three-issue monthly tale, written and illustrated by Darick Robertson with colors by Diego Rodriguez and letters by Simon Bowland. The initial arc entitled “Bad Night, Good Knight,” introduces a mystery villain involved with selling deadly chemicals to some of the most dangerous felons in Gotham, namely Mr. Freeze, the Penguin, and The Joker.
Future stories will feature writers such as Stephanie Phillips, Becky Cloonan, Brandon Thomas, Matthew Rosenberg, Brandon Easton, Che Grayson, and Yedoye Travis. Artists on upcoming issues include Cian Tormey, Giannis Milonogiannis, Karl Mostert, Max Dunbar, Dike Ruan, Belén Ortega, and Nina Vakueva.
Issue one features a cover by Robertson, with a card stock variant by David Marquez, a 1:25 ratio variant cover by Riccardo Federici, and a special “teams” variant cover by Francesco Francavilla (which is only available to retailers/individuals who order more than 250 copies of the first issue). Each digital chapter will sell for $.99 and the print edition will retail for $3.99 (and as usual, the card stock variant will cost you an extra buck).
Legends of the Dark Knight joins Batman: Urban Legends and Batman: Black and White as the third Batman anthology to be released over the last few months, so Batman fans have plenty of reading material to keep themselves busy.
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