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Monday, September 26, 2011

DARK KNIGHT DETECTIVE by Declan Shalvey




THIS is what I would love to do at DC, if ever given the chance.

DARK KNIGHT DETECIVE
; a crime series set in Gotham city. Not a superhero book. It would be a mix of the Batman Animated Series, Year One, Gotham Central, and The Wire. This would be a more street-level book with the emphasis on the Batman solving actual crimes, instead of fighting super-villains all the time.

Someday......

EDIT: Jordie scrapped my crappy font, and replaced it with a much nicer, and pulpier looking title.

Dec.

16 comments:

Mr. Hawthorne said...

That's pretty fucking fantastic, Dec!

mike

Stephen Mooney said...

I would buy that book. Twice.

tomfowler said...

this looks incredible, dec.

like a prose crime novel cover.

Krayola Kidd said...

That would be a book I'd read.

Ron Salas said...

That is great. I saw the original text on this and I'm glad Jordie fixed it up for ya. ;)
Great job, guys.

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

I really really REALLY like this one. Love the idea as well, would like to see more of those type of stories in Batman.

Philip A. Buck said...

This is gorgeous and smart. I really think this is something we'd all love to see more of!

joe bloke said...

hell, yes. a Batman book I'd actually buy.

Declan Shalvey said...

Thanks a million guys; really appreciate it. Yeah, Jordie's text is MUCH better than mine; I just threw something in; texts isn't my strong point I'm afraid. Glad ye all like the piece, and like the idea too :)

John Prisk said...

That is damn cool. I'd definitely buy it.

Philip G. said...

I'm so disappointed that this isn't a book I can read right now. I love the idea and that image is just insane. Nicely done.

Randy Reynaldo said...

Back in the day, wasn't Detective Comics supposed to emphasize more of this kind of approach, while the Batman series featured the super villains? It would be nice for there to be that kind of distinction in the titles today too.

Matt said...

If nothing else, it would be a nice back-up feature. There are so many aspects to the Batman character, it seems a shame not to play with all of them.

Jeff said...

Good luck with this one, man! I would definitely read it!

Roland said...

Sounds like my dream comic.

Dennis Salvatier said...

Really great! Love it.