Tom King has been writing DC’s Batman for an astonishingly long time, with issue #71 expected to hit stores pretty soon. The writer has done a number of things in his run that fans have either enjoyed or hated but there’s no doubt that King’s Batman gets people talking and buying, which says a lot when it comes to mainstream comics.
King has confirmed that his run would be coming to an end soon, stating that his story would end in the 100’s. However, this won’t be a simple end that keeps Batman’s status quo intact as the writer told The Hollywood Reporter that he talked with DC, Warner Bros, and AT&T, claiming that he is going to change Batman for an entire generation by the time he’s done.
“I’ve been talking to, not just DC, but Warner Brothers and AT&T. What we’re going to do for the last 15 issues is something no one’s ever seen for the character. It’s something that’s going to change the character for a generation, or maybe more. Maybe forever. I never thought we’d get this kind of stuff approved; when you’re working with a corporate character, you think you’re going to have to reset. But this is a change that’s going to shake the world of Batman and it’s going to leave my mark on the character.”
Considering how King almost got the character married and is currently making Bane his number one enemy, it’s clear that major changes are going to be made. Apparently, it’s going to be crazy, maybe even in the same vein as Bane breaking his back or Robin getting killed by Jason Todd.
Tom King’s Batman is available in a number of comic stores and bookstores. Batman #71 will be out soon and those that want to keep up can get the graphic novel collections of his run.