DC Universe Brings Back Tim Burton Vibes With New ‘Batman 89’ Comic Book


The 1989 film ‘Batman’ directed by Tim Burton helped bring the Dark Knight back into the forefront of pop culture. Starring Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne and Billy Dee Williams as Harvey Dent. The 1992 sequel ‘Batman Returns’ brought in Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.

Now DC Comics is reconnecting fans with that era of Gotham City with a new six-part comic book miniseries.


“Step Back Into the Gotham City of Tim Burton’s Seminal Classic ‘Batman’ movies! Batman ’89 by Screenwriter Sam Hamm and Artist Joe Quinones Begins on August 10,” DC said in a press release.

“Step back into the Gotham of Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies on August 10! Batman ’89 by screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) will pull on a number of threads left dangling by the prolific director in an incredible new comic book miniseries,” they continue. “When the new six-issue comic book run launches next month, Gotham City is being torn in two as citizens dressed as Batman and The Joker duke it out in the streets! As D.A. Harvey Dent tries to keep the city together, he targets the one problem tearing it apart: BATMAN! And he’ll get Bruce Wayne’s help in taking down the Dark Knight!”

“In this first look preview, all the classic elements of Burton’s Batman are on full display. Take a look, and then scroll through to pick the covers you want your local comic shop to order for you,” DC adds.

Along with the standard cover by Quinones, each issue will feature a range of variant covers including by artists Jerry Ordway, Ken Taylor, Taurin Clarke, Francesco Mattina, Mico Suayan, Carla Cohen, and Warren Louw.


The story serves as a sequel of sorts to the 1989 film with an appearance by fan-favorite villain Two-Face who will come after Gotham City.

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