Hey everyone! DC just released some exciting news yesterday that has Seppin and MSR spouting out theories for television shows based on Vertigo’s Fables series. If you didn’t read the title, DC has just announced that Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham will reunite in writing a 12-issue DC Black Label project that picks up after Fables #150 called “The Black Forest” that will also serve as a launching point for new readers.
“We introduce a great new character and catch up with many of our most beloved characters from the previous issues,” said Willingham. “Mark Buckingham has agreed to draw all twelve issues of this tale and I believe he’s doing the best work of his career. Yes, I know I’ve said that several times before, but can I help it if he keeps getting better and better?“
Along with the announcement of “The Black Forest,” Willingham also revealed that he will be writing a six-issue crossover between Batman and Bigby Wolf! Brian Level is set to pencil with inks and colors done by Jay Leisten and Loughridge. The story will be called, Batman vs. Bigby! A Wolf in Gotham
“I’ve wanted to do this since the very first year of Fables,” said Willingham. “Why? Because Batman is a detective, and Bigby is a detective, and I love a well-crafted story crossing over characters from two different fictional worlds. It’s automatically a fish-out-of-water story for at least one of the main characters, and that sort of story always works. Plus, I knew from the very beginning of Fables that my fictional universe would allow for many ways to get Bigby Wolf into the DCU and Gotham City. Even though those cosmic story structures wouldn’t be introduced in the Fables books for a year or more, they were baked in from the very beginning.”
Well, that is awesome news for Fables fans! Can’t wait to see Bigby and Batman in the same room? Tell us what you all want to see from this DC Black Label in the comments below!
Until next time…