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As Jason Aaron returns to DC Comics, he’s sending Batman to space with Batman: Off-World miniseries

After wrapping up with tenure with Marvel, writer Jason Aaron returns to DC Comics after 15 years away with a new miniseries Batman: Off-World with artist Doug Mahnke and inker Jamie Mendoza.

The last time that Aaron did a mainstream DC story was back in 2008 with the Joker’s Asylum: Penguin one-shot book. Prior to that, Aaron worked with DC on the Vertigo imprint on the title Scalped together with artist RM Guera which ran for 60 issues from 2007 to 2012.

Batman: Off-World is a six-issue limited series which takes Dark Knight to go off on an adventure away from Earth, which is also his first solo journey into space int the modern era or so they want to say.

DC Comics describes Batman: Off-World as follows:

“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!”

“I fell in love with comics because of DC. 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,” Jason said in a statement. “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.”

Batman: Off-World #1 goes on sale November 21.

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