Batman has never been a stranger to vampires (if you haven’t read Batman: Vampire, you should). And it looks like he’s getting another chance to battle with the undead with a crossover between Joshua Hale Fialkov‘s I, Vampire and Justice League Dark.
Newsarama: Andrew’s off to Gotham now. What was it like writing those issues, and how does that setting in particular work with the story?
Fialkov: Well, writing a giant gothic romance in what is essentially the gothic capital of the fictional universe is a helluva lot of fun. The stuff [artist] Andrea [Sorrentino] brings out of the environments is just amazing, and he presents a Gotham like you’ve never seen before.
Newsarama: How was it writing Batman in issue #5 and #6, and what’s his role in this story?
Fialkov: Writing Batman is always a treat. He’s that rare character in comics where his purpose is so clearly defined, that he almost writes himself.
When the story starts, a train that should be filled with people shows up completely empty, save for the pools of blood all over. Batman’s in “red ball” mode, racing to find out which of his villains could’ve done it, when he meets Andrew for the first time, and then Mary “introduces” her vampires to one of the cornerstone heroes of the DCU.
The idea for me was that once Mary and her crew face Batman, the heroes of the world know that this menace is out there, and suddenly are forced into becoming proactive against them. Plus, if she can face down Batman and win, that doesn’t bode well for the rest of the world.
And read the full interview over at Newsarama here.
Anyone read the I, Vampire series? We’d love to hear your thoughts and stay tuned for a full summary of the I, Vampire series soon.