DC Comics will be releasing the Batman Incorporated Special #1 in August, an anthology of sorts featuring a variety of different creators telling all-new stories with these characters. Talent includes Chris Burnham, Ethan Van Sciver, Dan DiDio, Joe Keatinge and more. It'll hit on August 28 for $4.99.
In addition, Batman Inc. artist Chris Burnham will be guest-writing this month's issue #11 with Jorge Lucas taking on art duties for a story that spins away from the primary Leviathan tale.
IGN: What’s issue #11 all about?
Burnham: Picking up from their flirtations in Batman Inc #0, Jiro (Batman Japan) and Lolita Canary (of the Super Young Team), are on their first real date when they're interrupted by the Bat-Alarm. A titanic team of malevolent motorcycle mavens in color-coordinated costumes are terrorizing the town, and all-out action ensues! I don't want to say much more than that -- spoilers have been proven to cause headaches in 9 out of 10 comic creators!
Generally speaking, it's got action, gross-out gags, horrible insults, terrible jokes, super science, romance, triumph, tragedy, and a brand new villain that's sure to be the cosplay hit of the summer. Oh! And it's got a beginning, a middle, and an end! All in 20 pages!
IGN: Why the decision to steer clear from the main Leviathan story?
Burnham: The Leviathan story is Grant's to tell, and it wouldn't be fair to him or the readers for me to sweep in for the antepenultimate issue and give Talia laser eyes or reveal that she is her own time-traveling mother. Although…
The whole Bat-team thought it would be fun to hop back into the spirit of the pre-New 52 incarnation of Batman Inc. and do one last done-in-one romp, so we made this issue as self-contained as possible.