Batman is everywhere. Over the years he has found his way into various different worlds, including that of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd, the X-Men, Spider-Man and Captain America. Now DC Entertainment and Dynamite Entertainment have announced that Batman and The Shadow will get a new comic book series.
A new mystery begins this April as DC Entertainment, Condé Nast and Dynamite Entertainment unite Batman and The Shadow for an epic crossover. This team-up of history’s most well known vigilantes will send Batman on a quest to unlock the enigma surrounding the obscure Shadow. Writers Scott Snyder (BATMAN, ALL-STAR BATMAN) and Steve Orlando (MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) along with artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN, CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER) introduce a new miniseries full of suspense, action and deadly intrigue.
“Batman is a myth that transcends the comic book page and inspires us to achieve, while The Shadow is the cornerstone of so much of the pop culture and comics we see today,” explains Orlando. “To bring together the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Greatest Mystery is an honor. BATMAN/THE SHADOW will pay tribute to legacies in comics and pulp fiction, as the two characters meet in a generations-deep conflict unlike any they’ve seen before, with a case that stretches back to the origins of time, and will redefine murder.”
In the six-issue miniseries, murder has come to Gotham. Gotham’s protector, Batman, discovers a trail of evidence that leads to a suspect by the name of Lamont Cranston. The only problem is—Cranston has been dead for over fifty years! As Batman attempts to unravel the enigma surrounding Cranston’s life, the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much.
“This crossover, uniting Batman and The Shadow once again, is something we’re very enthusiastic about,” says DC Senior Vice President of Editorial Strategy & Administration Hank Kanalz. “Batman has crossed paths with some of the most legendary characters in entertainment, engaging fans from across the comics universe. The best stories delve into the core of our characters—they explore what makes them heroes. Scott Snyder, Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo bring their unbelievable level of talent to this series that pays tribute to these characters and their incredible legacies.”