Batman is going to have another “unique” version in the form of a three-part miniseries from the DC Comics Black Label titled ‘Batman: The Imposter.’ Director and screenwriter Mattson Tomlin will be handling the writing duties with artist Andrea Sorrentino handling the illustrations.
According to a press release, the series is “offering up a unique vision of Gotham’s Dark Knight!”
How can you prove your innocence from behind a mask?
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— Batman (@Batman) July 14, 2021
They continue, “This October, Batman fans get a new and different look at Gotham’s guardian as he begins his war on crime in Batman: The Imposter, a three-issue Prestige format series from DC. The series will debut in print and on participating digital platforms (English-language version) on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. In addition, the series will be collected in a hardcover format, available February 22, 2022.”
“As a lifelong Batman fan, putting my spin on Gotham City has been a dream come true,” Mattson Tomlin added. “Taking the question of ‘What if Batman was real?’ as far as narratively possible conjured incredible potential that hasn’t recently been explored in the comics. Batman: The Imposter treats Bruce Wayne and the people around him as tragically flawed and vividly real, with the obstacles Batman faces coming from a reality that closely mirrors our own.”
“Bruce Wayne’s mission as the Batman has only been under way for a year or so, but he can tell he’s making a difference,” DC Comics continues. “Unfortunately, he’s made some powerful enemies. All the traditional power brokers of Gotham resent the disruption the Batman has brought to town…and it seems one of them has a plan to neutralize him. There’s a second Batman haunting Gotham’s rooftops and alleys—and this one has no qualms about murdering criminals, live and on tape.”
They explain, “With the entire might of the Gotham City Police Department and Gotham’s rich and powerful coming down on his head, Batman must find this imposter and somehow clear his name…but how can you prove your innocence from behind a mask?”
This is not the first time a guest writer has optioned for creating a “unique” view of Batman. Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Lee Bermejo, Stan Lee, and several other creators have all put their own spin on the Caped Crusader.
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