Batman: The Imposter Comic Miniseries Coming From The Batman Co-Writer

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DC Comics has announced a new miniseries centered on the Caped Crusader. Batman: The Imposter is set to arrive in October. The three-issue series comes from writer Mattson Tomlin, who co-wrote The Batman with director Matt Reeves, and Eisner-winning artist Andrea Sorrentino (Joker: Killer Smile, Green Arrow). 


The three-issue premium format series will be available in print and via digital retailers. This is set to be a gritty look at Gotham City “where every punch leaves a broken bone and every action has consequences.” The book will take place roughly a year into Batman’s crimefighting career. Not only that, but there is a second batman policing the streets, which complicates matters. 


“As a lifelong Batman fan, putting my spin on Gotham City has been a dream come true.” Tomlin said. “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.”


Here is the synopsis for Batman: The Imposter. 


“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. 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. 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?”{/quote} 


“I’ve worked on Batman as a supporting character in a couple of books, but this was the very first time I had the chance to work on a Batman title, and it was amazing,” Sorrentino said. “I’ve been a huge fan of Batman ever since I was a kid and saw Tim Burton’s Batman movie in 1989, so having the chance to work with Mattson and Jordie on this take on the Caped Crusader was like an early Christmas present!”


Meanwhile, The Batman is currently in post-production. The movie, which stars Robert Pattinson as our new Bruce Wayne, has been a long time coming. It was originally set to arrive this year but was delayed due to the pandemic. It is now scheduled to hit theaters in March 2022. This new book could help fill the void. 


In addition to the individual issues, DC will collect the series in a hardcover collector’s edition. That is set to hit shelves on February 22, 2022. 


Batman: The Imposter hits shelves on October 12. 


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