In the years since Batman Beyond concluded its legendary three-season run, its legacy has lived on in the comic book realm. At first, DC continued the adventures started in the animated series itself, but the publisher eventually rolled out stories taking place within comics canon. To put it plainly, Terry McGinnis is officially part of the DC Universe.
One thing in particular that I’ve appreciated about these books is how they’ve introduced new characters inheriting familiar mantles in the future. To list off a few, there have been successors to the likes of Robin, Catwoman, Batgirl and even Hush, with each of them being radically different from their predecessors.
Well, in just a few short months, we’ll be able to add Batwoman to the tally. As it turns out, Batman Beyond #37 will play host to a new scarlet haired heroine who looks like a Terry McGinnis/Kate Kane hybrid for all intents and purposes. Check out Lee Weeks’ cover art below and see what I mean.
If anything, this issue comes at quite the opportune time, what with October ushering in the arrival of the Batwoman TV series on The CW, not to mention Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series being released on Blu-ray. If this hadn’t been meticulously plotted, then it’s one hell of a happy coincidence.
For more info, be sure to check out the full solicitation:
BATMAN BEYOND #37
written by DAN JURGENS
art by SEAN CHEN
cover by LEE WEEKS
variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
In the wake of his fateful showdown with False Face and the Splitt, the Batman of tomorrow has gone missing! With the Caped Crusader AWOL and Neo-Gotham facing the threat of one of the deadliest villains it’s ever known, a new hero is needed! Bruce Wayne will turn to friends both old and new in order to keep his city safe, but that won’t be enough. Fortunately, a new and mysterious protector will arrive on the scene, taking flight to save the city!
Batman Beyond #37 arrives in comic shops on October 23rd.