DC Makes NEAL ADAMS' BATMAN: THE ODYSSEY Official...Finally
Officially confirming a project that the creator has spoken about publicly since 2007, Friday morning DC announced Neal Adam’s Batman: Odyssey 12 issues limited series will begin in July 2010.
According to DC’s “The Source”, Odyssey finds Batman “facing a series of seemingly unrelated challenges, villains and allies, old and new, that push him to his limits as never before. The battles get more intense and, in turn, more deadly, The Dark Knight Detective discovers that there might be an over-arching force behind his troubles. And if this is so, if there is a dark and mysterious matrix being super-imposed over Batman's life... what sort of life-changing voyage must he go on to free himself from this powerful and insidious direction?
“Worse... where can he go that he has never gone before for his desperately needed Odyssey?”
"I have been collecting bits and pieces of Batman's life and time over the years since I was doing Batman regularly," Adams said. "With even this massive series, I haven't been able to shove them all in. but the juiciest and richest morsels are there. Have comic books always been this much fun?"
Adams will write and pencil the entire series and will also ink the first two issues, followed by pairings with “some of the most lauded artistic collaborators in the comic book industry.”
Not mention of Frank Miller was made in DC’s announcement, through Adams has stated in the past that Miller is helping him write the series.
The series will star Bruce Wayne as Batman. Last October Adams told fans at the Big Apple Comic Con that, “Batman’s going to be Bruce Wayne and Robin’s going to be Dick Grayson. And The Joker’s going to be Joker, the Man-Bat’s going to be Man-Bat and Ra’s al Ghul is going to be Ra’s al Ghul.”