Batman: The Dark Knight released it second number one in under a year this week. The creative team is slightly different for this new volume, with David Finch moving solely to art and Paul Jenkins taking over the writing duties. IGN spoke with Finch about what we can expect from the relaunched title.
IGN: The Dark Knight has been the Batman book most focused on the supernatural aspects of the franchise. Would you say that's still the case in Volume 2?
David Finch: No, we are going in a different direction in Volume 2. Volume 2 is a kid in a candy store Batman. It's Batman with no limits and everything that I could possibly want to draw. I just wanted to take the lid off of the book.
IGN: How would you describe the writing relationship on this series? Are you and Paul Jenkins plotting the stories together?
David Finch: I had a lot of ideas for what I wanted to do with the first six issues of the series, prior to when I was able to get Paul on board. Going forward we will be transitioning to Paul being the sole writer. Paul is very gracious and has allowed me to have a lot of input, but going forward this will be his story and ultimately the decisions about what happens in the story are his.
IGN: What can you tell us about the new villain White Rabbit? Will you be toying around with elements of the Alice in Wonderland books in this story?
David Finch: Yes, the White Rabbit has some abilities that I don't want to revel just yet, but the most important thing to know about the White Rabbit is that she can never be caught, but she loves to be chased.
For the entire interview, including talk about a possible Alfred story, head over to IGN. Batman: The Dark Knight #1 is in stores now.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel