Thursday, June 07, 2007
Available for pre-order is the first part of my 2-part story for Detective Comics "Absolute Terror." This is the first opportunity I've had to write Batman and it was a lot of fun, primarily because I was given the opportunity to take one of the classic Bat-villains and give him a major overhaul (I hate the word "reimagine"). My intention was to take the second-tier bat-villain, the Scarecrow and transform him into a character to rival even the Joker in sheer ruthlessness and unpredictability. I'm hoping to get to go even further with the character in the future.
Tom Mandrake did the artwork, and I'm dying to see it. I can't think of an artist more suitable to the story, and oddly, he's never had the opportunity to draw the Scarecrow before.
The cover art is by Simone Bianchi.
The story appears in Detective Comics #835 and #836. The first issue will be available at your local comic book store on August 1.