Has Bryan Hitch Been Drawing Warren Ellis' Batman For 18 Months?

On Friday, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Bryan Hitch is drawing a Batman comic book written by Warren Ellis. And doing a bit of Twitter tracking, it appears that it may be inked by Kevin Nowlan as well.

And going back on social media timelines, may have revealed Bryan Hitch has been drawing it since August 2017, alongside his Hawkman series with Robert Venditti.

One is likely to have been the Hawkman series that followed Hawkman Found, but the second series was not revealed. Until now.

Hawkman is a character that Bryan had only drawn as part of the Justice League, but Batman he has drawn separately to that in the past.

Massive project with Kevin… that's Batman.

Twelve issues long – that's Batman.

Further massive book, that's Batman.

XXXXXXX – that's Batman.

Something else as well as Batman?

XXXXXXX is totally Batman.

Bat-tool from the Bat-toolbox?

Begins the year drawing the second issue of Batman.

A writer like Warren Ellis?

For Batman. And as for Jonathan Ross revealing a Bryan Hitch secret, well, it wouldn't be the first time.

While Warren himself has been talking about upcoming plans on his essential mailing list, including:

I'm coming in for a landing on THE WILD STORM, and my remaining comics projects are all 12 issues or less. TREES is the exception, as it's an extensible concept that Jason and I can return to as time, whim and the market allow.

That would tie in with a twelve-issue series on Batman… with three issues written and two issues drawn already… so, where to announce it, WonderCon, C2E2 or ECCC?

Has Bryan Hitch Been Drawing Warren Ellis' Batman For 18 Months?

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