Bruce Wayne has had a rough couple of years in the DC Universe. He was brainwashed, which caused his mind to switch to Batman auto-pilot mode, adopted a green and purple costume, apparently got killed, got replaced, and later misplaced in time.
But Bruce is on his way back, according to writer Grant Morrison, who will pen Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, a six-issue mini-series due out in 2010 with a rotating cast of artists.
Morrison did an interview with USA Today about the character’s return to regular story continuity in which he explains that the series will chronicle Bruce’s journey through different periods in time so that he can reach the present day.
From the interview…
Each of the stories is a twist on a different “pulp hero” genre â€” so there’s the caveman story, the witchhunter/Puritan adventurer thing, the pirate Batman, the cowboy, the P.I. â€” as a nod toward those mad old 1950s comics with Caveman Batman and Viking Batman adventures. It’s Bruce Wayne’s ultimate challenge â€” Batman vs. history itself!
[NOTE: I think I speak for everyone when I say, I’d like to see a Bat-Tardis at some point.]
Check out the full interview for more info on Bruce Wayne’s Return.
[Source: USA Today via iFanboy]