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Tom King and Clay Mann's Batman/Catwoman #1 delayed past January

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Tom King and Clay Mann’s Batman/Catwoman #1 delayed past January

The adventures of Bat and Cat are on hiatus until a little after the new year.

The highly-anticipated Batman/Catwoman series, helmed by Eisner-award-winning writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann won’t be quite ready for the new year. According to a series of tweets from King this morning, the premiere issue of Batman/Catwoman will be delayed past its initial release date of January 2020 so that the series, “a Mister Miracle or a Vision in the world of Batman, an attempt to do what Frank did with DKR, a defining of the characters” can be “done right.”

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“To accomplish something that ambitious requires a minimizing of compromises,” King continued in his second tweet on the matter. “DKR did not have fill in artists. So Clay offered to do the whole thing, at 22 pages, but he’d of course need time. When the best artist in comics says ‘let’s do it right,’ you don’t say no.”

“But all that means that Bat/Cat is pushed back a bit,” King said in the final tweet. “Which is why it’s not in the January solicits. The first scripts are in; Clay’s drawing them now; they look gorgeous; I, hopefully like you, can’t wait for this one to be out. Thank you all for your patience.”

The main Batman title will be taken over by the creative team of James Tynion IV and Tony S. Daniels starting with issue #86 in January 2020.

Are you looking forward to Batman/Catwoman? Do you think it can achieve the character-defining status of such Batman works like The Dark Knight Returns? Are you okay with the minor delay if that means a superior product in the end? Sound off in the comments.

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