DC has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive preview of Batman/The Shadow #6, due in stores next week from writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando with artist Riley Rossmo.
This is the end of the pairing's first story, but Orlando will join Giovanni Timpano in an upcoming The Shadow/Batman miniseries from Dynamite.
"I was working on the finale of the second arc of Eclipse when Dynamite Executive Editor Joseph Rybandt emailed me, asking if I was interested in working again on The Shadow," Timpano said. "I have to admit that I was a bit doubtful, because I drew several stories of The Shadow, with several writers, so I was wondering if I would have been able to add something new and different from the previous times. I'm that type of artist who always needs a challenge, who doesn't like to repeat himself. Then Joe told me that it was not just The Shadow, but The Shadow/Batman. And later, once I read Steve Orlando's idea for the story, all of my doubts vanished. We all know how important The Shadow was for Batman's creation back in the day, and Steve have taken this connection between the two characters and transformed it into the very heart of his story. This is not a simple crossover between these two heroes, this is an important piece for both characters' history. That's why it was impossible to say no to this project. All this gave me a different incentive to add something new to my take on The Shadow. Basically, this is my third time on The Shadow, and I feel as I'm finding my definitive version of the character."
You can check out the preview pages in the attached image gallery and the official solicitation text below.
In this final team-up issue, all-out war has broken out in the streets of Shamba-La! The Stag and The Joker are hell-bent on stealing all of the city's secrets and ensuring absolute darkness falls across the globe. It's the last stand for Batman and the Shadow, and the Dark Knight will have to decide once and for all if he's going to embrace the destiny the Shadow has set out for him.
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