Tom Taylor Writes Detective Comics in December… But Only For One Issue

Australia’s favorite son Tom Taylor will be the new writer of Detective Comics in December… for one issue. Taylor is the guest writer for Detective Comics #1017 alongside artist Fernando Blanco for a one-off winter tale set to explore the relationship between Batman and Damian Wayne. The issue hits stores on December 11th.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1017
written by TOM TAYLOR
art by FERNANDO BLANCO
cover by TONY S. DANIEL
card stock variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
In the dead of winter, a child has gone missing from the Martha Wayne Orphanage in Gotham City…and the bearer of the Wayne family name is on the case. But to solve this mystery, Batman must turn to another bearer of the Wayne family name, his estranged son Damian, to hit the night skies as Batman and Robin once more. Can father and son put aside their differences to rescue the missing Miguel Flores? And what other dark turn is in store for the duo on their journey into the night? Don’t miss this special tale by guest writer Tom Taylor!
ON SALE 12.11.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99 US
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This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

After that, Peter Tomasi will be back in the saddle with artist Scott Godlewski for the aftermath of City of Bane, which is also ending in December’s Batman #85. But does Detective Comics #1018 spoil it?

Batman #85 asks whether Batman will ever be Batman again after all of this…

BATMAN #85
written by TOM KING
art by MIKEL JANIN
cover by TONY S. DANIEL
card stock variant cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
The stunning conclusion to “City of Bane” is here! How will Flashpoint Batman be vanquished from our dimension? What will become of Gotham Girl now that she’s betrayed all she knows? How will the Bat team cope without Alfred? Will Catwoman stick around? Who will rebuild Gotham City? Is Batman ever going to be Batman again? The event of the summer now closes out the year, setting the stage for a whole new path for the Dark Knight Detective. You don’t dare miss the extra-sized concluding chapter to Tom King’s epic run on Batman—and it all leads to the new Batman and Catwoman series!
ON SALE 12.18.19
$4.99 US | 48 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $5.99 US
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This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

…but Detective Comics seems to say he will, though sans Alfred, of course.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1018
written by PETER J. TOMASI
art by SCOTT GODLEWSKI
cover by RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA
variant cover by IGOR KORDEY
In the aftermath of “City of Bane,” the Dark Knight has found himself cold, alone, and missing one of the very foundations of his life as both Bruce Wayne and the Batman. But personal problems will have to wait—a mysterious series of deaths have been peppered throughout Gotham and it seems an element of the supernatural is at play in the form of a monstrous pagan spirit. Can Batman silence the demons within to stop the killing? Or will this silent night be for keeps?
ON SALE 01.01.20
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
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This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

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