At Thursday’s DC: Meet the Publishers panel at San Diego Comic-Con Grant Morrison showed up to announce an entirely unexpected project: Arkham Asylum 2, a follow-up to his best-selling 1989 Batman graphic novel.
Explaining that he once joked that the idea of creating a sequel to the fan-favorite title was his personal “jumping the shark” moment, Morrison said that he decided to embrace the ludicrousness of the concept. “Let’s take that ‘jump the shark’ idea and do the best Batman book there’s ever been,” he said, describing the project as an over-the-top, Luc Besson-esque thriller that will take place in the future timeline he created where Batman’s son Damian has grown up to become an adult Batman of his own.
Morrison will be joined on the title by artist Chris Burnham, his partner on the Batman Incorporated series. Morrison described the graphic novel as a 120-page effort, but no further details — including a release date — were discussed.