Paul Dini Is Writing A ‘BATMAN’ Graphic Novel That Is “Very Personal”, Let Us Rejoice

Paul Dini is responsible for many a wonderful thang, most particularly Batman: The Animated Series. That shit sculpted a good part of my childhood. News that the dude is coming back to rock The Bat is fantastic on its own. But when Dini starts dropping the idea that it’s going to be something “very personal” I become even more intrigued.

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Writer Paul Dini will return once again to Gotham City in a graphic novel for DC Comics.

“Yeah, I have a big Batman story in me, it’s a very personal one and I’ve just got permission from DC to do it” he tells SFX. ‘We’re just finalizing the deal right now for me to write it as a graphic novel and I’ve very excited about it.”

Dini, who recently wrote Batman: Streets of Gotham and Gotham City Sirens for the publisher, says that while he’s already begun work on the project, it probably will be another year or two before it’s released. “It’s going to be a change of pace for Batman and it’ll take some of the fans by surprise when they ultimately see what the story’s about,” he says.

Beyond that, the former writer and producer of Batman: The Animated Series is hesitant to provide any details.

“I think it’s going to a really terrific story,” Dini tells the website. “I’ve gotten nothing but great response from the folks at DC on it. I really can’t say much more until we announce it formally but I’m really looking forward to this and jumping in and devoting my entire energy to nothing but writing this Batman story.”

Most righteous.