John Ridley Writing New Limited Batman Comic Series

DC FanDome brought some news for comic book fans, with confirmation that John Ridley is writing a limited Batman Series and details on what it will include.

While much of the comic related stuff for DC FanDome was moved to the September event, that doesn’t mean they didn’t bring a surprise or two. During the “Legacy of the Bat” panel, DC’s CCO Jim Lee formally announced the long rumored Batman limited comic series from writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, American Crime).

The four issue miniseries will kick off in January 2021, and will feature an all new version of the iconic superhero. Apparently the story will focus on the family of Lucius Fox: “But he [Fox] has a family and this is a family that has secrets, has kept secrets from one another,” said Ridley. “It’s a little bit different dynamic than the Batman that we’ve always seen.”

The writer also provided further credence to fan speculation that this Batman definitely will not be Bruce Wayne: “I think it’s a pretty safe bet that if I’m writing Batman, it’s probably a little better than a 47% chance he’s going to be a person of color,” said Ridley.

During his conversation with DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee, Ridley revealed a breathtaking piece of key art for his version of Batman by artist LADRÖNN. So far, it’s looking pretty great, and I’m always down for more (unique) takes on Batman.

There’s still a lot more DC FanDome left! Be sure to keep it here on Cinelinx for all the latest news from the event!