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My 8 pages of Batman Black and White come out next week in issue #1! And my friend John Arcudi wrote me a great script to go along with it. So check it out next Wednesday. And there's even a cover with my statue design on it! I'm really thankful to DC for all they've done for me. Hopefully this post will help sell the book more.
A little inside info.........
About a year ago, I pitched my own story that got rejected. And to be honest, I was 90% sure it was going to be rejected. And you can see why. The editor is a friend whom I respect greatly, so I took a chance and sent him this. An 8 page Batman story doesn't come around very often, and because many of the stories tend to be "Elseworld" like, I didn't think there would be any harm in trying to do something COMPLETELY different.
To be clear, "Batman: The Animated Series" is a huge influence on me. I respect Batman A LOT. And I love the movies. But it's always so serious, and Batman is always so sad, I thought we could use some tongue-and-cheek. So I drew this up, and I laughed out loud the whole time. Even re-reading it now, I laughed.
The editor's reply was priceless. He said something like, "Brilliant. But you know I can never publish this. Also, what's the matter with you?" That's when I grabbed Arcudi to write something for me, because each time I tried to write something else, I ended up thinking, "Bruce would be WAY happier if he just offed everyone in Arkham!"