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DC announces 48-page ‘Batman: The Long Halloween Special’ for October

Join the team for the return of the Batman Halloween specials and a mystery that could destroy Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and…

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DC Comics has announced there’s a Batman The Long Halloween Special coming from the original creative team set for release October 12, 2021. The 48-page special will feature a story by Jeph Loeb and art by Tim Sale with colors by Brennan Wagner and letters by Richard Starkings. It’ll also come in a prestige format and run $7.99.

“Twenty-five years ago, Tim Sale and I set out to tell a mystery tale of how Gotham City went from crime to freaks,” said Jeph Loeb in a press release sent to AIPT. “The result was Batman: The Long Halloween. We’re thrilled to be back at DC revisiting some of our favorite characters all the while revealing that you may not know the whole story…”

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Sale added, “We have been blessed to have the mighty talents of Comicraft’s Richard Starkings with us every step of the way, and we are very fortunate to welcome colorist, Brennan Wagner, to help shape our latest venture.”

So what’s it about? 

Join the team for the return of the Batman Halloween specials and a mystery that could destroy Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and…well, that would be telling, wouldn’t it?

The new special comes on the heels of Batman: The Long Halloween animated movie which will see its second and final part release July 27th digitally. Check out the main cover below.

DC announces 48-page 'Batman: The Long Halloween Special' for October

The special will come with two variant covers by Tim Sale. Check those out below.

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

BURBANK, CA – July 8, 2021 – A quarter-century has passed since the release of the Eisner Award-winning Batman: The Long Halloween from the creative team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale. On October 12, 2021, Loeb and Sale return to continue their story and show that some secrets never stay buried in Batman: The Long Halloween Special.

“Twenty-five years ago, Tim Sale and I set out to tell a mystery tale of how Gotham City went from crime to freaks,” said Jeph Loeb. “The result was Batman: The Long Halloween. We’re thrilled to be back at DC revisiting some of our favorite characters all the while revealing that you may not know the whole story…”

Join the team for the return of the Batman Halloween specials and a mystery that could destroy Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and…well, that would be telling, wouldn’t it?

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
Story by JEPH LOEB
Pencils and inks by TIM SALE
Cover by TIM SALE
$7.99 US | 48 PAGES | PRESTIGE FORMAT
Variant cover by TIM SALE
1:25 Variant cover by TIM SALE
On Sale 10/12/21

“As it has always been, working together on Batman has brought out the best of Jeph and myself as Gotham City storytellers,” added Tim Sale. “We have been blessed to have the mighty talents of Comicraft’s Richard Starkings with us every step of the way, and we are very fortunate to welcome colorist, Brennan Wagner, to help shape our latest venture.”

DC UNIVERSE INFINITE members can read the original Batman: The Long Halloween series as part of their paid subscription. The original animated film, Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One is now available to own on Digital and Blu-ray™. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two is coming July 27 to Digital and arriving August 10 on Blu-ray.

Written by Loeb with artwork by Sale, colors by Brennan Wagner (Grendel) and lettering by Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Batman: The Long Halloween Special will be available at local comic book shops in a 48-page prestige format on October 12, 2021, for $7.99.

For the latest information on Batman: The Long Halloween Special visit the DC website at www.dccomics.com and follow @DCComics and @thedcnation on social media. The DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service is your one-stop spot for a host of classic and memorable stories featuring Batman; for more information and to subscribe, check out the website at www.dcuniverseinfinite.com.

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