New Creative Teams for BATMAN BEYOND, JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND

 

Two of DC's digital-first "Beyond" titles are getting new creative teams this summer: Batman Beyond and Justice League Beyond, as reported first by IGN.

The new teams are writer Kyle Higgins and artist Thony Silas on Batman Beyond with ' Sean Murphy and noted colorist Jordie Bellaire on covers; Justice League Beyond sees writer Christos Gage (recently of , among others) and artist Iban Coello () taking over.

Story-wise, the "Beyond" version of Batgirl will debut in the Batman Beyond arc starting in July. "Our first issue opens after a bit of time has gone by and a number of things have changed," Higgins told IGN. "I don’t want to give away too much, but I can say that Terry’s in college now, he and Dana are no longer speaking, the relationship between Terry and Barbara (Commissioner Gordon) is different… there’s definitely a “what happened?” mystery that weaves in and out of the book."

Higigns also praised the work of outgoing Batman Beyond writer Adam Beechen, saying, "I would be remiss if I didn’t say it’s been an absolute joy to watch Adam [Beechen] work for the last three years…  <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Cambria; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> As a fan, I’m going to really miss reading Adam’s Terry each month."

For his first arc of Justice League Beyond, Gage said to the site, "Superman faces a situation he's encountered before — his powers going out of control — but he chooses to deal with it in a way that is unique to the Superman of the Beyond Universe."

The Superman Beyond team of JT Krul and Howard Porter will remain the same.

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