Celebrating Batman’s Birthday

This year marked the birthday of Superman, who debuted in Action Comics 75 years ago. Batman will be hitting his 75th birthday next year, and DC has big plans for their most popular superhero. (Batman is also arguably the most popular superhero in the world right now.)

The Hollywood Reporter tells us that there will be a weekly Batman series that will launch next year called Batman: Eternal, and the series will run for a year. Scott Snyder, who writes the current Batman comics, told the Reporter that Eternal will be “a place for me to be able to work with good friends in terms of shaping Gotham in a bigger, grander and more game-changing way than ever before…a place where you get to tell a story about anything you want in Gotham, so long as we’re also moving this bit story forward in the background.”

Snyder also promised that Batman: Eternal will also “set the stage for a new Gotham and new characters and a new set of stories that will take Batman into 2015.” And indeed, even with the Christopher Nolan Batman movies done, there’s still plenty of Batman coming in the future. In addition to Batman: Eternal, there’s a Gotham series in the works, and of course, the current fanboy whipping boy, Batman Vs Superman, which will be released in June 14, 2013.

Look for the Batman: Eternal series to launch in the spring of 2014.