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Posted by Bob Tilley Tuesday, 13 July 2010

With today's big announcement of David Finch taking on DC Comics brand new title - Batman: The Dark Knight, Newsarama hasn't wasted any time getting the first interview with to talk about his new title scheduled for release in November.

Nrama: Was writing one of the things you asked to do when you signed the DC exclusive contract? Was it part of your decision to come to DC?

Finch: Writing was something that was discussed, but it certainly wasn't a pre-requisite. I came to DC for the opportunity to work on these great characters, and I wanted to create the best possible comic books. I absolutely did not want to write if editorial and I felt like my writing wasn't up to an acceptable standard. They pushed me very hard, and I've learned a lot.

Nrama: Why did you want to start your writing career with Batman in particular?

Finch: Batman is a character that I know very well, and I had a strong sense of direction for him. I would be more reluctant to take on a character that I don't feel like I can relate to as well. He's very driven and black and white. I love that in a world of so much grey he can cut through it with so much clarity. Right or wrong, he never has to question. And there's something very engaging about a character that pushes his limits and never surrenders. There are so many variables and possibilities in a story, but you always know what Batman will do.

Nrama: Have you picked a title for the series? Or the first story?

Finch: Yes, the book is called Batman: The Dark Knight. The first story is all written, and it leads into the second, which is in the planning stages right now.

Nrama: What is the style you're hoping to have in this series -- not just visually, but the style of the story? Any influences in mind?

Finch: I would love it if the series looked just like Mike Mignola mixed with Jorge Zaffino, Kevin Nowlan, Jim Lee, Eduardo Rizzo, Kelly Jones, Jordie Bernet and Frank Miller! Obviously that's a tall order....

I've been working closely with Scott Williams and Peter Stiegerwald to develop the look of this book. I'm going to be true to the work that people expect from me, but Batman really affords the opportunity to experiment with shadow and framing more than some other projects. We're going to drop holding lines here and there, and be as noir as possible. I'm also using a lot of gothic, supernatural settings, and I'd like to get a mix of the pulp noir with some mystical elements.


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(Source - Newsarama)

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