With Justice League having finally arrived in cinemas, it’s only understandable that the folks at DC Entertainment experience team-up fever. Sure, they may publish an ongoing comic of the same title featuring that very squad of superheroes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pare it down in other books by more intimately exploring the relationships between certain characters.
A few weeks back, we heard a rumor that the Dark Knight and Amazon Warrior would be co-headlining a new six-issue series soon enough, which has now been confirmed to be Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman. As you may recall, the “Brave and the Bold” brand carries some considerable weight. Not only is it a decades old comic book series known for its typical and atypical team-ups, but it was also the name of a fantastic animated series in which the Caped Crusader would join forces with at least one other DC hero in each episode for some truly wacky adventures.
Furthermore, we can look forward to Liam Sharp writing and illustrating the series, effectively continuing the saga he began with Greg Rucka on the flagship Wonder Woman book. According to the Washington Post, it’ll be “mixing her Amazonian mythology with the legends of Irish and Celtic gods. The story would involve the death of an Irish god, and Wonder Woman would bring in Batman, the world’s greatest detective, to help investigate.”
But if you’re looking for some romance, we advise that you not hold your breath. After all, not only is Diana currently on again with Steve Trevor, but Batman just got engaged to Catwoman. Still, Sharp has a little something in store:
“There’s a moment [between Batman and Wonder Woman] in it. It’s more of a nod than anything else. I fell very much in love with the Steve and Diana story during the series with Greg. We felt like we gave him a certain richness to his personality that perhaps he’d lacked somewhat previously. There was a sense that the fanbase said this is right and this is how it should be. So I don’t want to spoil that. That’s the [Wonder Woman] that we created and that’s the dynamic that we created, but at the same time there is a [romantic] nod [to Batman].”
Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman is slated to arrive in comic shops on February 21, 2018. In the meantime, be sure to check out some cover art courtesy of Sharp below.