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New ‘Batman, Black And White’ Miniseries Coming In September


Published in 1996, DC Comics' Batman: Black and White remains one of the most celebrated anthologies in the history of mainstream comics. Originally a four issue miniseries that was collected into one volume, its popularity spawned similarly styled back up stories in the pages of Batman: Gotham Knights, which led to two more collections.

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Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor Build an Ideal Batman Story in ‘Death By Design’


This summer audiences are seeing two very different takes on the Batman character and his story that rather radically depart from the one that appears in DC Comics' regular publishing line. The company released Batman: Earth One, an original graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, which tells an alternate origin story more grounded in reality and intended to appeal to a more casual bookstore audience, as opposed to weekly comic shop customers...

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Chip Kidd Talks Cover Design, ‘Buddha’ and eBooks at TED [Video]


Chip Kidd is one of the best-known book designers in the business. He's designed covers for works by James Ellroy, David Sedaris, Haruki Murakami, John Updike and hundreds of others, though comic fans may know him better as the designer on Osamu Tezuka's Buddha series, Pantheon Books' Bat-Manga and Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross...

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Chip Kidd Presents ‘Batman: Death by Design’ to Designers [Art]


It turns out we're not the only ones with more than a passing interest in the architecture-based approach to Batman: Death by Design. The book's writer, award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, presented the project to a fascinated crowd of fellow graphic artists at PIVOT: AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Conference this past October...

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The Design of ‘Batman: Death by Design’ [Art]


First announced during October' New York Comic Con, the DC Comics graphic novel Batman: Death by Design has become one of the new comics projects I'm most looking forward to in 2012. Set outside the confines of DC's New 52 universe, the story of Death by Design deals explicitly with the construction of Gotham City, one of superhero comics' most iconic locales that has obviously inspired some excellent graphic design and illustration over the decades...

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‘Batman: Death By Design,’ an Architectural Adventure by Chip Kidd & Dave Taylor


First announced last weekend at the Batman: All Access panel at New York Comic Con, Chip Kidd, the prolific graphic designer and Dark Knight documentarian behind such works as Batman: Animated and Batman: Collected, is working on an original Batman graphic novel for DC Comics...

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DC Publishers Talk New 52 Costume Redesigns, Chip Kidd Batman, Earth One [NYCC]


DC Comics Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee joined moderator and Senior VP Sales Bob Wayne for the DC "Meet the Co-Publishers" panel, which discussed dates for more Earth One books, a new Batman graphic novel from Chip Kidd, information on the New 52 costume redesign process and DiDio's personal connection to Oracle, and more...

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Chip Kidd’s Luxurious, Custom ‘All-Star Superman’ and ‘Batman & Robin’ Books [Video]


Graphic designer Chip Kidd has long been admired for his prodigious collection of DC Comics books and merchandise, particularly that which he compiled in the popular Batman Collected coffee table book...

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The ‘Detective Comics’ Covers of Dave Johnson [Art]


Though more recently known for his excellent Deadpool, Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters and PunisherMAX covers, Dave Johnson has been at this comic book game for a long time. His most famous work may be Superman: Red Son or his 100 covers (plus trade paperbacks...

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Lord Death Man of ‘Bat-Manga’ Gets Resurrected for ‘Batman, Inc.’


Last week, DC revealed the solicitation text for Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquettle's "Batman, Inc." #2, and like a lot of what Morrison's done during his run on Batman, this one's bringing back something from an obscure story from the '60s:

The dynamic new era of Batman continues...

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