BATMAN: THE LAST HALLOWEEN - Jeph Loeb Will Conclude Acclaimed Saga With New 10-Issue Series

BATMAN: THE LAST HALLOWEEN - Jeph Loeb Will Conclude Acclaimed Saga With New 10-Issue Series

A new 10-issue series, Batman The Long Halloween: The Last Halloween, will conclude the iconic crime saga began by Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale back in 1996...

By MarkCassidy - May 25, 2024 09:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Batman

The Long Halloween is still widely considered one of the greatest Batman stories ever told, and almost 30 years after the seminal comic book first hit shelves, Jeph Loeb will conclude the iconic crime saga with a new 10-issue series.

Announced today at the MCM London convention, Batman The Long Halloween: The Last Halloween will pick up after the events of 2021's The Long Halloween Special one-shot, which was originally intended to be the start of a new story, but was put on hold following the passing of artist Tim Sale in 2022.

The new series won't feature new artwork from Sale beyond the cover for each issue. Instead, a rotating team of illustrators will provide work on the comic in tribute to the late artist, including Eduardo Risso (Flashpoint: Batman - Knight of Vengeance), Klaus Janson (The Dark Knight Returns) and Mark Chiarello (Batman: Black and White).

“Batman The Long Halloween: The Last Halloween is Tim Sale’s parting gift to me,” said Loeb in DC's press release. “Tim and I had already decided to tell this last chapter following Batman: The Long Halloween Special, which will serve as the prologue to this 10-part action-packed mystery.”

“Tim’s unfortunate passing put our plans for this series on hold,” Loeb added. “About a year later, after speaking with Mark Chiarello and Richard Starkings, my partners on the previous Long Halloween titles, we decided the time was right to move this forward as a tribute to Tim, who continues to be with us in spirit.”

“This story concludes the war between the freaks and the crime families forever, as Batman, Robin, and DC’s most infamous Bat-villains face off against Holiday, and secrets dating back to Batman The Long Halloween Special will be revealed.”

Batman The Long Halloween: The Last Halloween #1 will be released on September 28, 2024.

Check out the main cover for issue #1 along with some variants below.

"Taking place during Batman's early days of crime fighting, The Long Halloween tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month. A mystery that has the reader continually guessing the identity of the killer, this story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman's deadly enemy, Two-Face."

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marvel72
marvel72 - 5/25/2024, 10:15 AM
But will it be as good as the original,most modern comics not all but most suck.
UncleHarm1
UncleHarm1 - 5/25/2024, 11:04 AM
@marvel72 - Most comics have sucked pretty much forever.. the only ones we remember are the good ones
DocSpock
DocSpock - 5/25/2024, 1:16 PM
@UncleHarm1 -

Wow. I challenge this stupid statement.

UncleHarm1
UncleHarm1 - 5/26/2024, 10:48 AM
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UncleHarm1
UncleHarm1 - 5/26/2024, 10:51 AM
@DocSpock - Most movies, most books, most music, most video games have always sucked. Creating is not easy or we'd all be doing it
Doomsday8888
Doomsday8888 - 5/25/2024, 10:15 AM
Tim Sale was one the GOATS so i'll read em in his honor.
xfan320
xfan320 - 5/25/2024, 10:52 AM
I have this sinking feeling that this will, in fact, NOT be the "LAST" Halloween if it's a success for DC...

The Late Halloween
The Lost Halloween
The Lone Halloween

Keep it going 😝
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/25/2024, 11:47 AM
@xfan320 - And then when people hate The Lone Halloween, they can do

The Last Halloween part II: This really is the Last One This Time, Honestly.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 5/25/2024, 10:58 AM
Will def be coppin a few covers of this
bobevanz
bobevanz - 5/25/2024, 11:01 AM
At least he waited til now to jump the shark. Shame
HermanM
HermanM - 5/25/2024, 11:45 AM
A colossal overrated bore and pointless without Tim Sale
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/25/2024, 11:46 AM
This series ended with the final issue. It had a sequel, Dark Victory.

Then they did the special to cash-in*.

Then Tim died.

*I mean celebrate, obviously. DC like to "celebrate" all of their classic graphic novels.
NicolausCopernicus
NicolausCopernicus - 5/25/2024, 12:05 PM
Dark Victory and When in Rome are not good
Love Risso though
JobinJ
JobinJ - 5/25/2024, 12:57 PM
The cover art work is bad. Sorry.
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 5/25/2024, 1:11 PM
Those covers are fantastic.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 5/25/2024, 1:27 PM
If there's no Tim Sale, don't even do it.

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bcom
bcom - 5/25/2024, 5:45 PM
Batman The Long Halloween: The Last Halloween is an unnecessarily long title. It should just be Batman: The Last Halloween.
HulkisHoly
HulkisHoly - 5/25/2024, 6:52 PM
@bcom -

Was thinking the same thing.
RolandD
RolandD - 5/25/2024, 7:46 PM
Batman – the last Halloween? So he dies in this? Yeah, not a great title.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 5/26/2024, 1:53 AM
I like the first 3 covers.

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