Lee Weeks to Join Tom King on Batman Ongoing Series in the Run Up to #50

Posted by February 5, 2018 Comment

Here are the solicitations for Batman #44 and #45 in April 2018.

BATMAN #44
Written by TOM KING • Art by MIKEL JANIN and JOELLE JONES • Cover by MIKEL JANIN • Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“SOMETHING BLUE”! Follow Batman and Catwoman on two separate but parallel paths as their wedding planning kicks into high gear. Selina picks out her dress, and Bruce starts to make arrangements for their new life together—but this being Gotham City, and they being Batman and Catwoman, you can bet that nothing will go as expected!
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

BATMAN #45
Written by TOM KING • Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA • Cover by TONY S. DANIEL • Variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.
“THE TRAVELERS” part one! Booster Gold has come to Gotham City, and he’s enlisting Batman and Catwoman to go on a time-traveling mission to rescue…Booster Gold! It seems a younger Booster Gold has gone back in time to kidnap an even younger version of himself, and to rescue his own past, Booster must pursue both of his previous incarnations through Batman’s history to find out what is going on. The start of a new story that will sow the seeds for a whole new epic to come—and also the return of Master Class artist Tony S. Daniel (DAMAGE) to BATMAN!
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

If they all stay the same, it appears that Lee Weeks, who drew the acclaimed Batman/Elmer Fudd Special and Batman Annual #2, will be joining the ongoing series shortly afterwards.

Tom King tweeted out the good news.

Lee Weeks is best known for his work for Marvel on Daredevil where he pencilled the ‘Last Rites’ storyline, a sequel of sorts to Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli‘s ‘Born Again’.

He collaborated with writer Howard Mackie on the Gambit limited series in 1993–1994. At Dark Horse Comics, Weeks drew Predator vs. Magnus, Robot Fighter, and Tarzan vs. Predator: At the Earth’s Core crossovers. Back at Marvel, he wrote and drew the Spider-Man: Death and Destiny limited series in 2000 and worked with Tom DeFalco on Spider-Man: The Mysterio Manifesto the following year.

Other Marvel Comics titles he has contributed to include Justice, The Destroyer, Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, Captain America #17-20 (with writer Dave Gibbons), The Incredible Hulk, and the five-part Captain Marvel mini-series.

In a brief period with DC Comics, Weeks pencilled the 1997 48-page bookshelf format book, The Batman Chronicles: Gauntlet, which was written by Bruce Canwell. He also worked as a storyboard artist for Superman: The Animated Series.

Weeks is the writer and artist of ‘Angels Unaware’, the opening three-issue storyline of the eight-issue Marvel anthology miniseries Daredevil: Dark Nights. He worked on Superman: Lois and Clark in 2015 with writer Dan Jurgens. But it’s his Batman work of late that has really revived his career, placing him on the best-selling ongoing series in comics.

And there was much rejoicing from a well-known figure from days of past Captain Americas…

Let’s keep sneak peeking along…

(Last Updated February 5, 2018 1:04 pm )

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