SPIDER-MAN 2099's Rick Leonardi Joins DC's BATMAN BEYOND

Batman Beyond #31
Batman Beyond #31
Credit: Chris Samnee (DC Comics)
Spider-Man 2099 #1
Spider-Man 2099 #1
Credit: Rick Leonardi (DC Comics)

Artists Rick Leonardi and Wade Von Grawbadger are taking over DC's Batman Beyond title. Leonardi and Von Grawbadger will be joining series writer Dan Jurgens with April's #31, with Chris Samnee on-board for covers. Leonardi and Grawbadger are scheduled to draw #31 through #36.

This pairing is somewhat poignant, as Leonardi is well-known for co-creating Marvel's similar future-based Spider-Man 2099 and having a long run on the title. Although Leonardi has worked on DC's Batman on several occasions, this new assignment would be his first time with Batman Beyond.

Batman Beyond #31
Batman Beyond #31
Credit: Chris Samnee (DC Comics)

Warner Bros. Animation's Batman Beyond debuted on this day 20 years ago on the WB Television Network. After the end of the animated series in 2001, DC Comics has published several Batman Beyond series.

Here is the solicitation for Leonardi's first issue. Look for DC's full April 2019 solicitations later this month.

BATMAN  BEYOND #31
written by DAN JURGENS
art by RICK LEONARDI and WADE VON GRAWBADGER
cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
variant cover by BEN OLIVER
With a series of spectacular high tech heists, a mysterious new villain known as the Splitt is preying on Neo-Gotham. Only Batman is capable of stopping him, yet Terry McGinnis wants nothing more than to get his life back to normal after his destructive battle with The Joker. Making this even more difficult is the strange, enigmatic fate of Bruce Wayne!
On Sale 04.24.19

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