Honestly, Miller would do a much better job on a regular title, than the likes of Finch or Daniel.
Characters: Elongated Man, Batman, Satellite JLA, Super Buddies, Sandman, Swamp Thing
Writers: Moore, Gaiman, Cooke, Giffen/DeMatteis, Miller, Dini, Morrison, Waid, Meltzer, McDuffie, Barr, Englehart
On August 31st last year Jim Lee was asked about Dark Knight: Boy Wonder.
Johnny Destructo: "I know you had spoken recently about ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN...I know it's going to be DARK KNIGHT: BOY WONDER and that they are waiting because they're focusing so much on the (DC Universe) relaunch...but do we have a release date for that yet?"
Jim Lee: "No release date yet because once you say something, then you gotta deliver, and JUSTICE LEAGUE is my first priority, deadline-wise. But I actually have pages of ALL-STAR BATMAN & ROBIN done, but it just doesn't make sense to put those out unless I can deliver the rest of the story on a timely basis."
Johnny Destructo: "Oh, I thought that DARK KNIGHT: BOY WONDER was already done, it's not done yet?"
Jim Lee: "No, no."
Jim Lee again confirmed on twitter on October 10th last year about the delays, "truth be told--not Frank Miller's fault. Falls 100% on me."
The splash page shown of Dark Knight: Boy Wonder shows Batman carrying Catwoman to the Batcopter at Robinson Park to fly off (and likely get medical help from Alfred in the Batcave). So it definitely picks up where All-Star Batman & Robin the Boy Wonder #10 left off.
And when Jim Lee was interviewed at the '09 San Diego Comic-Con he said about the series lateness: "It is completely my fault. Frank Miller has written the issues and it's just me finding the time to sit down and draw the pages and I feel horrible that it's fallen so far behind. But at the same time enough time has passed where people are thinking 'is it continuing?' So when we come back, and we have some issues in the drawer, that we're really releasing the second half of the story. Luckily it kind of ended on a emotional sort of, not high point, but in the first half of the story it gave you a sense of completion at the end because Batman has accepted Robin as his sidekick essentially and the second half of the story will obviously deal with the mystery of why Robin's parents were killed and how the Joker fit into all of this. I am working on drawing it. There's some killer Gotham City spreads. You know we did that whole Batcave pull out where you could see the whole Batcave and all the cool stuff in it? I'm doing a five page Gotham City pull out where your gonna see the whole city from the Batcopters point of view. It's dynamite. There's some killer stuff in it."
Jim Lee said, "The second half will reveal the mystery of who killed Dick Grayson's parents and bring a lot of things he's set up to a final climax."
Jim Lee also said the future of the book will focus on "Gotham City. Frank really uses the city as another character in the storyline, so the same way we really gave the Batcave its due, we're gonna do the same thing to Gotham. That, and showing the growing relationship between Batman and Robin. And more of the over the top Batman action that fans have loved about this book from the start."
When Frank Miller was asked about when the series will return, “It depends on Jim. He’s got a helluva schedule." The ultimate goal of Miller’s newest Batman series isn’t to rehash the predictable and expected Dark Knight of the past seventy years, but to give a solid character arc that answers the question “Why the hell does he need a kid around, anyways?” “It’s [about] how he is redeemed through Dick Grayson,” Frank points out. "You’ll get to the end and go ‘That’s Batman.’”
Frank Miller said to fans on moebiusgraphics.com, "The story involves a seminal journey for Dick Grayson, and for Batman himself."
Frank Miller also said, "My plan is in the end we find out where that robot tyrannosaurs in the Batcave comes from."
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That sounds then as though they aren't planning to just abandon the project completely, which is vaguely comforting news at the very least.
"Life is like a detective story. It starts with a dame, and ends with a funeral..."
Speculation is that Lee will do WildCATs. Or maybe he's taking time off. Or both. He'd earn his keep at DC doing art oversight and a few variant covers.
I absolutely love this series. It's so oddball and fun, while being it's own thing. Anyone who reads it expecting the Batman they know and love will be sorely disappointed. But if the reader is looking for a very different "What If"take on him and his world, this is totally it.
I just hate it's eventual end point
Robin goes crazy and is the Joker in TDKSA. Bruce beheads him.
"Well, I will say one thing about your night time activities--you do tend to antagonize the most interesting people." -Alfred to Bruce, Legends of the Dark Knight #24
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Hope that helps.
Just one question: Is DKSA now ruined for me or is there still stuff(tweeests) to look forward to?
I haven't read them, but from what I heard from AT4W(Linkara), the Batman in that universe is moronic, creepy, and murderous. Is the series in the list of bad elseworld stories?
Also, is the series in the same universe as Dark knight Returns?
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