It was announced earlier that Marcus To will be joining Judd Winick full-time starting with Batwing #9. Newsarama talked with To about his upcoming work and To offers some comparisons to past work with what is in store for readers.
Newsarama: Marcus, what interested you about Batwing and made you want to get involved with it?
Marcus To: It's a great character, and it's just a step away from Batman. So to me, it's in that family of Nightwing and all these other great Batman characters. It's just thrilling to me to be able to work in that fantastic family of characters again, and also to be part of telling Batwing's story early in his development as a character.
Newsarama: You're coming on board with the crossover, right?
Marcus To: Yeah. The Batman books are being impacted by the Court of Owls, and Batwing is traveling to Gotham and he gets caught up in it all. So my first story deals with that. A lot of it has ties to Batman and, obviously, Gotham City. I've been reading Batman, and I really like what Greg Capullo is doing. I'm excited to be a part of the whole thing. And hopefully, I do get to draw Nightwing and Batman and other members of the Bat-family. But who knows? We'll see what happens. But I feel really comfortable drawing Gotham after drawing Red Robin for two years. It'll be fun to go back.
Newsarama: It would be great if you could draw Tim again. I know he's part of the Batman crossover when it touches Red Hood and the Outlaws.
Marcus To: It would be fun. There's that part of me that always looks at past issues I've done fondly. But at the same time, I really push to show that I can do a lot of different things with my art. So this Batwing book is a great opportunity for me to do something that I'm completely new at.
For the entire interview, including the comparisons between To's previous work on Red Robin and Batwing, head over to Newsarama. Batwing #9 featuring To's first art in the series will hit stores in May.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel