The golden-garbed Duke Thomas has slowly evolved into a more compelling character than his initial introduction in 2013's Batman #21. He's become an intriguing, integral part of the Bat family in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's End Game storyline and more recently in Snyder's All-Star Batman saga as a trainee of the Dark Knight. Duke also plays a pivotal role in the highly anticipated Dark Nights: Metal summer event series.
Now the Gotham vigilante has been officially branded with his own superhero name, The Signal, and will co-star with the Caped Crusader in the new Batman and The Signal title coming in November. While not the sexiest crimefighting moniker in history, at least it's better than Gotham and Gotham Girl!
Written by Scott Snyder and Tony Patrick, with art by Red co-creator Cully Hamner, this upcoming three-issue mini-series "follows Duke’s trials and travails in high school and as a vigilante while introducing new enemies to fight."
Here's the solicitation synopsis:
Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day he needs an ally to defend the city when he can’t. Only one teen is up to the challenge, Duke Thomas. After months of training, he’s ready to step out of the shadow of the bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City’s newest protector: The Signal! Spinning out of adventures in ALL-STAR BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, comics superstar Scott Snyder and newcomer Tony Patrick take our young hero to new heights in this exciting miniseries with artwork by Cully Hamner.
Have a peek at Duke's sleek and shiny new gold costume and let us know if this newly christened superhero earns a spot on your reading roster. Batman and The Signal #1 swoops into comic shops on November 8.
(Via Geek Tyrant)