News hit today that we’re going to be getting another dose of Terry McGinnis and the Batman Beyond universe, and we’ll be getting it a little bit sooner than we may have expected.
DC Executive Editor Dan DiDio announced on Newsarama that Paul Levitz will be writing the Superman/Batman annual at the beginning of next year, and that issue will feature a guest appearance by Batman Beyond himself. This will be the first we’ve seen of McGinnis since his one-panel cameo appearance as part of one of the 52 (or is it still only 51?) universes featured in the pages of that shit-burger called Countdown to Final Crisis. This comes in addition to the announcement earlier this year that the Batman Beyond universe will be featured in a mini-series set to run sometime in 2010.
I don’t know about you, dear readers, but this news has me pretty excited. When Batman Beyond was cancelled, what, seven years ago, it never received a proper finale, as the show’s producers opted to simply take it behind the woodshed and be done with it sans fanfare. It brings me great joy that they’re not only revisiting the characters, but they seem to be open to the idea of continuing the franchise instead of just going back once more for some form of closure.
So what do you guys think? Is this a good idea, or is Batman Beyond something that you think should be left in the past. . . or, uh, future?
I think that as long as it means we get more of Old Man Bruce, I’ll be happy as a puppy with two penises.