Batman writer James Tynion IV working on a second Bat-Family title for 2021

Batman #101 panel
(Image credit: Guillem March (DC))

James Tynion IV will be resuming his Batman run at DC in March after the conclusion of 'Future State,' but he's also working on an apparent spin-off with one of the book's rotating artists.

"Things are going to be a little quiet on the Batman front until the end of the year, when I can start talking about what Jorge Jimenez and I are building in the Batman title in March, and what Guillem March and I are building in [REDACTED BY DC PR TEAM UNDER PAINS OF DEATH]…" reads a passage from a recent edition of Tynion's newsletter, The Empire of the Tiny Onion, titled 'Batmannery.'

In the aftermath of Batman #100, Bruce Wayne has lost most of his wealth - with it instead given, along with Wayne Enterprises, over to Lucius Fox. Meanwhile, Catwoman is taking a year-long break from Batman - and Gotham, and the mayoral race for the city is beginning to heat up.

"[Batman #101] starts to set the stage for the new direction the title will take in 2021, the start of an exciting new status quo for Gotham City," Tynion continues.

But getting back to the point, what could Tynion be referring to that he and Guillem March are working on? He could possibly be taking over an existing Bat-family series, but it's equally likely he's launching something new (or new-ish). 

Stay tuned to Newsarama for more on this developing story.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)