One of the best news I’ve read at the recently held Comic Con is the new Batman project between Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert. The two-issue collaboration between the two is set to be released January 2009 but fanboys are already anticipating the work because this could become a seminal piece of comicbook fiction.
The story is entitled “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?”. If you’re a big comicbook fan you’ll immediately know why anticipation is so great for this project. The title is an homage to Alan Moore’s “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?”, a two-issue story that basically closed a whole chapter on Superman, effectively closing his Silver Age roots and preparing him for the amazing reboot that John Byrne was readying for him. The story is considered as one of the greatest Superman stories ever told.
Hopefully, Gaiman and Kubert will equal this feat with the Dark Knight.