Brian Bolland exclusive Batman – The Detective #1 cover gets Liverpool’s attention

If you’re a Batman fan, you’ll know there’s a new title out on 26th April 2020, Batman – The Detective, and the first issue features a variant cover by Brian Bolland, which will be in Forbidden Planet stores next week, featuring the Dark Knight swinging from the top of the Liver Building in Liverpool.

BBC Radio Merseyside’s Sean Styles caught up with Executive Vice President of Titan Entertainment, Andrew Sumner recently, to talk to him about the variant, specially commissioned cover, created to mark the end of lockdown, and the Liverpool-born former NME journalist tells some great stories about Liverpool growing up, revealing some other little-known Batman connections to the city along the way.

Executive Vice President of Titan Entertainment, Andrew Sumner
Executive Vice President of Titan Entertainment, Andrew Sumner

Batman – The Detective #1, an extra-sized 26-page debut story, begins an epic tale that will take Batman on a harrowing, action-packed European adventure in a new miniseries by superstar creators Tom Taylor and Andy Kubert.

A horrific tragedy in the United Kingdom sends a very personal and deadly message to the Dark Knight, one that will draw Batman out of Gotham City to investigate! From the moment he lands in Europe, Batman will face a difficult investigation and unheard-of adversaries and find the assistance of a partner once more, all in the hunt for the villain known as Equilibrium…

Pre-order Batman – The Detective #1 Brian Bolland variant cover – on sale from 26th April here on the site – and check out the other covers, too

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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