Dan Jurgens has been playing in the Batman Beyond future for some time now, and he’s been doing good work. Terry’s a tough nut – a deliberately derivative character who was really specifically defined in another medium (PS guys, Batman Beyondis the best Spider-Man cartoon ever made), but Jurgens and Bernard Chang have worked hard to give him their voice, and it has paid off.
DC sent over an exclusive first look at next week’s Batman Beyond#4. Here’s what they have to say about the issue:
BATMAN BEYOND #4 Written by DAN JURGENS Art by PETE WOODSCover by BERNARD CHANG
The deadly secret behind the newly risen Joker is revealed, and it’s about to shake up Terry McGinnis’ world! Terminal has been using the existence of the Clown Prince of Crime to set himself up as the leader of the anarchic gang of Jokerz, but this new revelation may even put his own criminal empire in jeopardy. This is a turning-point chapter in the life of the Batman of the future.
Pete Woods is filling in on this issue, and he is almost shamefully underappreciated. His work on Robinis part of the reason why Tim Drake will always be my Robin. And ever since 1987’s “CLARK KENT IS SUPERMAN” issue of Superman, I’ve always been a sucker for shocked characters standing in front of a computer screen revelation. Check it out!