Bleeding Cool reported earlier today that we had the word that tomorrow, for Batman Day, DC Comics was to announce who was to write the ongoing Batman comic book series in 2020, taking over from Tom King, with issue 86 in January.
And then that the person in question would by James Tynion IV. James is attending Barnes & Noble at Union Square in New York for Batman Day tomorrow, with Scott Snyder, Dan DiDio, Brad Walker and Peter Tomasi, so odds are it will happen there and then.
However, James isn't saying anything. I mean a few days ago, he did say…
Just found out that some very very big news is coming this week :)))
— James Tynion IV 🏳️🌈 (@JamesTheFourth) September 16, 2019
… but today he's just chilling.
Ah, yes! A fine Friday afternoon! pic.twitter.com/Vg9NGtj3jS
— James Tynion IV 🏳️🌈 (@JamesTheFourth) September 20, 2019
Though plenty of comic book folk took the opportunity to congratulate him.
— The Alex Paknadel Experience™ (@AlexPaknadel) September 20, 2019
This is marvellous news.
— Martin Simmonds (@Martin_Simmonds) September 20, 2019
— Jetpack Comics (@JetpackComics) September 20, 2019
Hahah, cool as a cucumber. Congratulations, man — very well deserved. xx
— Simon "Si" Spurrier (@sispurrier) September 20, 2019
And Sean Gordon Murphy did tweet his own congratulations – before hastily deleting it.
This is great news! I had really enjoyed his Detective run.
— seoulessinsociety (@neltoid) September 20, 2019
— Trowl (@tr_owl) September 20, 2019
I've been wondering who would be next. Makes perfect sense for it to be James!
— Matthew Clem (@mathyouclem) September 20, 2019
From 85 onwards?
— saadat (@saadatkhn) September 20, 2019
And some Batbook writers were just, totally coincidentally, taking the opportunity to praise him.
When I first started with big two comics, @JamesTheFourth was one of the most welcoming and generous folks I met. I don't have enough kind words to describe him. Trust in him. He's got the gift of the Bat. pic.twitter.com/bxRIsbSkqL
— Hilluminati (@bryanedwardhill) September 20, 2019
The Barnes & Noble event in Union Square begins at 4pm tomorrow…