European cartoonist Enrico Marini is working on two Batman bandes dessinées to be published in a unique partnership between DC Entertainment and the Franco-Belgian publisher Darguad. Marini is best-known for his long-running series Le Scorpion.
“We are thrilled to have Enrico Marini lend his outstanding vision and skills to the project that will bring an original Batman story to a broad European audience of DC fans," said DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee.
The as-yet-untitled Batman books are scheduled to be released on November 3, 2017 and in Spring 2018, respectively.
“I am really proud to take part in this amazing project,” said Enrico Marini. “Batman has been my favorite super hero since my childhood. Having this opportunity to reinterpret his universe and to add my point of view is a great privilege.”
Dargaud has a strong relationship with DC, as its sister company Urban Comics licenses and reprints various DC titles for France. It is unknown if and how Marini's Batman OGNs will be released in North America however, as Dargaud is currently not distributed officially in North America.