A new graphic novel from DC Comics is “part coda, love letter and summation of Batman’s raison d’etre,” says writer Neil Gaiman.
Gaiman’s take on the Batman mystique — Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? — was published in two parts as the final editions of the long-running Batman and Detective Comics series.
Now it’s a hardcover edition. The story takes readers inside a memorial service for Batman, looking back at the friends and enemies he touched. And since comic-book heroes never really die, it also offers a hint of what comes next for the Batman character.
The British-born Gaiman penned the Sandman series at DC Comics in the 1980s on his way to a multifaceted writing career. He has written novels for adults, fantasy tales (Stardust) and children’s books (Coraline). Gaiman talks with Neal Conan about the Batman project.
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