Comic creator Jock is best known for his iconic artwork that has graced many acclaimed projects such as Green Arrow: Year One as well as throughout writer Scott Snyder‘s run on Batman. Today DC announced that Jock will be doing double-duty, writing and illustrating Batman: One Dark Knight, a three issue, prestige format mini-series from the Black Label mature readers imprint.
Here’s how DC describes Batman: One Dark Knight:
When a simple GCPD escort goes sideways, Batman finds himself on the wrong end of Gotham City in the middle of a heat wave with a super-villain in tow. Follow Batman as he traverses block by block across a pitch dark Gotham City while dragging a highly difficult E.M.P. to his permanent home at Blackgate Prison. The dark corners of Gotham City contain many surprises… and E.M.P. plans to deliver many more shocks before the night is through!
In a statement announcing the series, Jock described his goal for the title:
“I think most readers know how much I love drawing Batman, so I was thrilled by the prospect of marrying the visual take with my own storyline for Batman: One Dark Knight,” said Jock. “I wanted to tell a propulsive, tight action tale, set over one typical night in Gotham City; except when a blackout strikes it’s a night that goes very, very wrong for Batman. I can’t wait to share more with everyone soon!”
One Dark Knight is the latest of many Batman-related titles to come from DC’s Black Label imprint. Last month DC announced Batman: The Imposter from artist Andrea Sorrentino and The Batman film scribe Mattson Tomlin, and Catwoman: Lonely City, the long-awaited Black Label series from writer/artist Cliff Chiang.
Check out some more preview art for Batman: One Dark Knight #1 below. Batman: One Dark Knight #1 goes on sale in comic shops on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.