Batman is hitting that Asphalt Jungle. DC Comics and Turner Classic Movies have announced a special collaboration that will see the Dark Knight team up with Eddie Muller, the host of TCM's popular Noir Alley, for a free comic book entitled Batman in Noir Alley.
The Stuart Moore-penned story will follow Batman and an illustrated version of Muller on the hunt for a famed Moroccan Raptor that has disappeared from the Gotham City Museum. Dan Panosian is doing the cover art for the comic, which is now available in select comic book stores nationwide and will be on offer at DC's booth at NY Comic-Con next month.
Muller is a San Francisco-based author best known as the "Czar of Noir" for his books about classic noir films, which has made him the go-to curator of TCM's Sunday night series, Noir Alley, which showcases the best potboilers of the '40s and '50s.
But that's not the only dark tale TCM is cooking up.
The network is also launching a branded digital venture dubbed Noir Alley: 360º of Noir, a seven-episode online feature that utilizes 360-degree technology to further engage fans in the shadowy, expressionist world of film noir. In the immersive experience, viewers can search for clues and meet new characters as part of an original story of kidnap and murder.
The digital episodes, written and designed by Sprocket Creative, will launch at tcm.com/noiralley starting in October, and noir buffs can check out Noir Alley's Facebook and Twitter to learn more.