Updated: Nov 22
At long last, this week I get to make my proper debut as a DC writer, in the form of BATMAN OFF-WORLD #1, a series that presents a young Dark Knight's first foray into the deepest, darkest wilds of outer space. It's very much a love letter to some of the DC books of the mid 80s that made me a comic fan to begin with, comics like ATARI FORE and NEW TEEN TITANS and THE OMEGA MEN, along with the Batman classics of the era, like YEAR ONE and DARK KNIGHT RETURNS.
For more info, below you'll find a preview of issue #1 and a couple of recent interviews all about the series.
There's also a new edition of my Beard Missives newsletter that just went live that's about the book, along with other exciting bits of news.
Though if I'm being honest, I'd really rather you not read or listen to any of that first, and instead just dive in and experience the book for yourself.
BATMAN OFF-WORLD #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE
Variant cover by LEIRIX
Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
1:25 variant cover by BEN OLIVER
1:50 variant cover by PETE WOODS
1:100 variant cover by DOUG MAHNKE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 11/21/23
A routine night in Gotham City for a young Batman proves to be anything but routine when the crime-fighter is confronted with a sort of foe he’s never faced before—one from beyond the stars! A universe of possible alien threats leads Batman to make a daring decision—to venture alone into the far reaches of the cosmos for the very first time, where the Dark Knight will face the fight of his life! Superstar writer Jason Aaron delivers his first Batman story ever, partnered with blockbuster artist Doug Mahnke for a unique, brutal tale!