DC announced a new slate of Bat-family titles, with several new writers and some familiar faces coming back to the Bat-family — including an exclusive deal for fan-favorite writer Scott Snyder.
Tom King will work with artists David Finch and Mikel Janin on Batman; James Tynion IV will work with Eddy Barrows and Alvaro Martinez on Detective Comics; Tim Seeley will work with Marcus To and Javi Fernandez on Nightwing; Batgirl will be by Hope Larson and Rafael Albuquerque; and Julie Benson and Shawna Benson, writers on the TV show The Hundred, will write Birds of Prey with Claire Roe on art;
Scott Snyder will be working with John Romita Jr. and a variety of other artists on All-Star Batman. Snyder's story will focus on the "best" of Batman's villains. It will feature some of the best artists in the business, including Jock and Sean Murphy. The stories will be all in continuity, but will be Snyder's take on the villains, including redesigns and new introductions. Romita said it will take Batman out of Gotham, with Snyder calling it "every assassin hunting him and Two-Face."
King said he'll pull from his experience working at the CIA to make his Batman run personal, indicating he hopes to utilize a similar approach to Snyder and Greg Capullo's personal run.
Tynion called his Detective title a run that nobody's ever seen, incorporating several Bat-characters, including Batman and Batwoman working as team leaders, with Spoiler, Tim Drake, Cassandra Cain and Clayface.
Seeley said Nightwing will continue the Grayson story, but will introduce a new mentor character called Raptor that Seeley said would make a really cool action figure. The title of the first story will be "Better Than Batman," which Johns said might be a little controversial.
Larson said Batgirl will take the character out of Burnside and send her to Asia on a backpacking trip, and on "a bit of a training mission" to "level up as a superhero."
The Bensons will feature Huntress, Black Canary and Barbara Gordon Batgirl in Birds of Prey, and they'll be confronting someone who's pretending to be Oracle. The team will also be dealing with mobsters and a team of villains called the "Snake Squad." Covers on the title will be done by Yanick Paquette.