SDCC 2015: Grant Morrison to Write New ‘Batman: Black & White’


Grant Morrison has become DC’s resident concept writer. If you’ve read his older stuff, there are very few people as deserving of such a title, not matter what you may think of his newer work. At the SDCC DC Comics panel, Morrison outlined his upcoming projects, which include the sequel to the brilliant Multiversity series.

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"Morrison revealed “MULTIVERSITY TOO,” a line of original graphic novels based on his groundbreaking and bestselling titles from “The Multiversity” series of monthly comics and his “MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK.” Fans will experience stories from throughout the 52 (or more?) worlds that make up Morrison’s Map of the Multiverse and whether it’s the further adventures of Earth-4’s PAX AMERICANA, the New Reichsmen of Earth-10, the female-led Justice Guild of Earth-11 or even one of the seven “unknown worlds,” everything is fair game!"

Grant talked a little about it at the Mulitversity and Beyond panel.

"Multiversity Too isn’twhat you think it is. It’s not a follow-up. All these years since 1987 I’ve been trying to get the Multiverse back."

But don’t think this is confirming the continuation of the New 52 by an means.

"If you imagine that Multiverse map is one bubble of 52 universes. There are more bubbles of 50 or 100 universes."

Also in the pipe for Morrison is his rotating pairing with different artists for each volume of the new Batman: Black and White!

"Morrison also provided early details on another series of graphic novels featuring everyone’s favorite Dark Knight in BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE. This continuing anthology series pairs Morrison’s original Batman stories with a rotating cast of some of the biggest art talents in comics, that will only serve to highlight Grant’s one of a kind perspective when it comes to comics in general and Batman in particular."


"It ties into the Multiversity because each of these stories is a different take on Batman. There’s a Zurr-en-arrh Batman story that stars the daughter of the original Batman and a Bat-mage story. He also said there is a story that focuses on all of Bruce Wayne and Batman’s girlfriends."

Sounds like a healthy dose of 4th-wall-breaking and meta commentary forthcoming!

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