Gregg Hurwitz Takes Over as DARK KNIGHT Writer, Finch on Art

Gregg Hurwitz Takes Over as DARK KNIGHT

Acclaimed novelist and writer of Penguin: Pride and Prejudice Gregg Hurwitz is staying in the underbelly of Gotham City, taking over as the writer of Dark Knight with June's issue #10. David Finch, current artist (and original solo writer), will be staying on to provide art. On DC's blog The Source, Hurwitz expressed his excitement of working with Batman, and with Finch.

"Okay. So this is the job I’ve been waiting to get since I was eight years old. I’m thrilled to be tackling one of the world’s greatest characters with one of the industry’s greatest artists. Finch and I are very fired up to take the Batman into dark and dangerous new terrain, presenting a story that’ll be epic and sweeping and juuust a little bit twisted."

Hurwitz went on to say their first villain will be Scarecrow, who he hopes to write in a deeper, more analytical way, similar to how he's currently handling Penguin.

This is the latest of several New 52 creative changes, even just this week. Peter Milligan is off Justice League Dark, but on Stormwatch. Jeff Lemire takes over as JLD writer, and comes off of Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Matt Kindt takes over as Frankenstein writer, after previously being part of the My Greatest Adventure team. Other DC New 52 books that have had creative shifts in this first year of publication include Green Arrow, Detective Comics, Static, Firestorm, Hawkman, Superman, Voodoo, Deathstroke, Hawk and Dove, Legion Lost.

Art is from cover of The Dark Knight #8.

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