New Batman (1989) Novel Fills the Gap Between Films

Readers can return to the world of Tim Burton’s Batman this October, thanks to a new novel from John Jackson Miller titled Batman: Resurrection!

Hot on the heels of the release of Star Wars: The Living Force earlier this week, John Jackson Miller’s next book has been announced. Revealed by our friends over at io9, Random House is giving Batman fans a new written adventure to enjoy. Even better, it serves as a direct sequel to Tim Burton’s iconic 1989 film (so before the events of Batman Returns).

This isn’t the first time we’ve returned to this world, as a popular series of comics (Batman ’89) has served as follow-ups to both films and showing what could have come next. Regardless, it’s exciting to see this corner of the Batman universe continue to expand, especially from an excellent writer like Miller….Who is VERY excited about the book and had this to say:

“Whereas the DC Batman ‘89 comics are set after the Tim Burton films, I chose to make Batman: Resurrection a direct sequel novel to [the 1989 movie]..meaning characters ranging from Vicki Vale and Alexander Knox to Max Shreck and Selina Kyle from Batman Returns can appear in the book…Batman shaped the writer I am. I saw it in the theater 12 times. I reviewed it for my college paper and wrote about it often in comics magazines, including an essay on Prince’s Warner Bros. Records soundtrack. Writing Batman: Resurrection has been like reuniting with old friends.”

Cover from Penguin Random House

The book is described as followed:

Ever vigilant, Batman battles the remnants of the Joker’s gang, but between criminal turmoil, the lingering damage the Joker’s gas attacks had on the city, and trying to imagine a future for himself beyond crime fighting, he realizes that it will take both of his masks to try and pull Gotham back into the light: the cowl of the caped crusader and the wealthy pocket book of Bruce Wayne. But as he finds his desire to save Gotham becoming an obsession, and the forces of the criminal underworld growing more powerful by the day, Batman begins to wonder… could his greatest foe have survived their fateful encounter?

Batman: Resurrection will hit bookstores on October 15, 2024 and available for pre-order now wherever books are sold!

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Jordan Maison
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