A Few More Details On Batman And The Signal – And The Exclusive Wars!

Posted by August 9, 2017 Comment

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported on this tweet…


Today that art is, apparently, exclusive to Hollywood Reporter. Which is a neat trick and may involve time-turners.

Now of course, Graeme is an old friend of the site, so we’re not going to give him grief. Also, it was probably a sub anyway.

Here is the solicitation from Edelweiss for Batman And The Signal by Scott Snyder, Tony Patrick and Cully Hamner.

THE SIGNAL, Batman’s trainee and Gotham’s daytime protector, is back with his own three issue miniseries!
Only one teenage hero is prepared for the challenge of safeguarding Gotham in broad daylight—THE SIGNAL. Duke Thomas juggles a new high school and teenage romance as he adjusts to his role as Gotham’s daytime protector and battles new villains. Could a daytime Gotham be even more corrupt than its nighttime counterpart?

While THR has this one.

Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day he needs an ally to defend the city when he can’t. Only one teen is up to the challenge, Duke Thomas. After months of training, he’s ready to step out of the shadow of the bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City’s newest protector: The Signal! Spinning out of adventures in ALL-STAR BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, comics superstar Scott Snyder and newcomer Tony Patrick take our young hero to new heights in this exciting miniseries with artwork by Cully Hamner.

And THR does give us a little further background into Tony’s personal involvement with on the series, fresh from last year’s DC Writer’s Talent Workshop,

Snyder said that Patrick was an obvious choice to work with him on a Duke Thomas-centric series. “He works with kids in Brooklyn, at a center not unlike the center in the series,” Snyder — who co-created Thomas with Batman partner Greg Capullo in 2013’s Batman No. 21 — remembers. “He was really passionate about the character.”

Patrick himself cited his community work when talking about his decision to volunteer to co-write the series. “I work with students, and what I’ve realized is, I’m a real advocate for high school kids,” he explains. “I realized that I go after what I need when it comes to getting resources from the kids, but as an artist, I never did that to myself until recently. I think it was that class that I said to myself, if you don’t raise your hand and say that you’re interested in this, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity.”

Who knows where this year’s writers could end up!

(Last Updated August 9, 2017 11:52 am )