Batman ’89 & Superman ’78 getting sequels from DC Comics

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

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Tim Burton's 1989 Batman and Richard Donner's 1978 Superman: The Movie are getting sequels in comic book form. DC Comics has announced that both properties will continue via the comics this July.

"Batman '89" brings back Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm and he will team up with artist Joe Quinones to "pull on a number of threads left dangling" after the events of the 1989 film. The book will star Michael Keaton's Batman and it also promises to reintroduce Selina Kyle/Catwoman, portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992's Batman Returns. The new comic will introduce the first Burton-esque Robin and Harvey Dent will also appear in full Two-Face form as the Billy Dee Wiliams version of the character from the 1989 film.

The continued adventures of Superman will also be explored in "Superman '78." Rob Venditti and Wilfredo Torres are teaming up for this endeavor that will tell stories with Christopher Reeve's Superman. In the coming, "bystanders are surprised and delighted by Superman's abilities, and Lois Lane doesn't (yet!) know that Clark Kent is secretly Superman. The sheer thrill of seeing a man fly, leap, or stop a bullet will be reflected in this environment where Superman has just been introduced."  You can check out the art from each book below!

Both "Batman '89" and "Superman '78" will debut with six digital chapters each on July 27, 2021, and will be followed by new chapters of each book for six additional weeks. Printed chapters of the comics will be released between August and October before being put into a hardcover collection just in time for the holidays.

Will you be checking out "Batman '89" and "Superman '78"?

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