Jason Aaron Returns to DC for Batman: Off-World

Jason Aaron, who has gained plenty of fame in the comic book world during his tenure at Marvel, originally got his start at DC’s imprint Vertigo, and now, he’s to his roots for Batman: Off-World.

According to IGN, Aaron will be joined by artist Doug Mankhe in bringing the Caped Crusader into a brand-new adventure. The official description from DC reads: “A routine night in Gotham City for a young Batman proves to be anything but routine when the crime-fighter is confronted with a sort of foe he’s never faced before—one from beyond the stars! A universe of possible alien threats leads Batman to make a daring decision—to venture alone into the far reaches of the cosmos for the very first time, where the Dark Knight will face the fight of his life!”

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Aaron’s career began in 2001 when he won a Marvel talent-search contest in which he pitched a script for a Wolverine story. Since then, he worked on titles such as X-Men, Thor, The Avengers, Black Panther, and Ghost Rider. His Jane Foster-related run was used as the basis for developing Thor: Love and Thunder. However, Aaron has worked with DC before, publishing titles like The Other Side and Scalped, but Batman: Off-World would be only his second story in the main DC Universe with Joker’s Asylum in 2008 being his first. His return to DC has fans abuzz with excitement, and Aaron himself can’t wait.

Jason Aaron Fell in Love with the DC Universe

“I fell in love with comics because of DC,” Aaron explained. “The first books my young, beardless self ever plucked from a grocery store spinner rack were the New Teen Titans and World’s Finest and Batman. Books that opened the door to a universe of stories that would quite literally change the course of my life. So it is with great honor and excitement that at long last I get to make my proper debut as a DC writer, with a Batman story that takes a young Dark Knight on his own first journey into the far, wondrous reaches of the DC cosmos.”

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Aaron wrote in his substack, “BATMAN: OFF-WORLD #1 will be coming your way November 21. And I’ll be over here working on even more of those new projects.”

Source: IGN

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