Holy shit. Dan Didio announced a new Batman Beyond comic mini-series for next year.
That. Is. Awesome.
Do I even need to say anything more? Probably not; there are very few nerds that can find a reason to dislike Bruce Timm and Paul Dini’s animated Batman series, and Batman Beyond became pretty much the perfect epilogue for Bruce Wayne’s crimefighting career. It created its own fascinating world for future Batman Terry McGinnis, while building on the original Batman mythos in consistently awesome ways. You know, if it came down to the entirety of the DC universe ending with Kingdom Come or letting Batman drift into Batman Beyond and taking the rest of the DCU with him, I’ll take Batman Beyond every time. (Via Newsarama)
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