Back in May of this year, DC comics announced Tom King would leave the Batman title after being in charge since issue one. He would finish through issue 100 and his Joker War story line (going on now), and drop off the title. However, another plan emerged. DC announced King would write a series based on the relationships of Batman and Catwoman. At long last we know when the series will start. The series will run for twelve issues starting Dec 1st with a break in June of 2021 for the Batman/Catwoman Special.
The series looks as if the artwork will be black and white instead of color if the press press release is any indication. Interestingly enough DC also announced this series would carry the infamous DC Black label, meaning it will be for readers +17. Below is the DC press release:
Batman/Catwoman Press Release
Gotham City. Today. Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle have rekindled their long-running, on-again, off-again relationship. Believing all obstacles are removed from their path, they once again begin operating as a duo in their secret lives: Batman and Catwoman working together to fight crime. In Batman/Catwoman, a crime story told across three separate timelines,Tom King, Clay Mann and Tomeu Morey return to the romantic saga of Batman and Catwoman, continuing the story they began in the pages of Batman!
Batman/Catwoman – Across Time
There’s the past, when The Bat and The Cat first fell in love. Did they meet on the street? Or was it on a boat? Rooftops, ramparts and gargoyles, and over 80 years of fans that have read their comics, are their only witnesses.
There’s the distant future, where after a long and happy marriage Bruce Wayne has passed away. Selina Kyle decides to settle an old score without having to worry about the Batman objecting. Catwoman is serving a very cold dish: Revenge.
And in the present, Bruce and Selina’s union is threatened by the arrival of one of Batman’s past flings, Andrea Beaumont, a.k.a. Phantasm. Beaumont’s return calls into question how each character chooses to operate in their costumed, and personal, lives, and any move by Phantasm could change the fate of Bruce and Selina’s future.
The only other person besides Bruce and Selina to have been along for the whole ride has been the Joker, and what he did in the past is going to have direct consequences on today and tomorrow. Batman’s greatest foe will intervene any time Batman and Catwoman try to take steps towards peace—he already robbed fans of a Bat/Cat wedding celebration! Any change in the Caped Crusader’s life will be matched with the chaos of the Clown Prince of Crime…
…and the Joker’s not leaving any witnesses. Not even a gargoyle. Will Selina make good on her final kill?DC Press Release
It looks as if fans need to dig up their copies of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.