Michael Lark is going back to Gotham. The artist, who provided gritty, moody art for DC Comics’ Eisner Award-winning Gotham Central, will provide interior art for one of two stories in November 29th’s Batman Annual #2, written by current Batman writer Tom King. Lee Weeks, who has been recently lauded for his linework in his and King’s Batman/Elmer Fudd one-shot, will handle art chores on the first story, with Lark drawing the second. The solicitation for the book states that the first story will focus on Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle’s first date, though King on Twitter said that Weeks and Lark’s stories will be connected.
This is for Batman Annual 2. The @Inkdropinc is doing the 1st story, Lark is doing the 2nd. The two stories are connected and will have a big impact on Batman going forward. Really proud of this one on many levels. If you liked Batman/Fudd, I think this might be better. https://t.co/JC9fO5x6cJ
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) November 10, 2017
The annual’s tales are especially timely, as Selina recently accepted a marriage proposal from Bruce in the pages of Batman, and it appears that what we’ll see in those stories will influence Bruce’s current world as well.
Batman Annual #2 goes on sale November 29th from DC Comics.
From the official issue description:
Travel back in time with us to see the early days of the Bat and the Cat. What was Bruce and Selina’s first date? How did this rivalry blossom into romance, and then go right back to being a rivalry again? Tom King reteams with his BATMAN/ELMER FUDD collaborator Lee Weeks to show us a little young love with capes and cowls. And a little crimefighting, too.