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DC FanDome: Two-Part Animated Batman: The Long Halloween Film In the Works

August 24, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Batman: The Long Halloween

One of the most intriguing bits out of DC FanDome this weekend involved the celebrated Batman: The Long Halloween series, which is getting a two-part animated film. Bloody Disgusting reports confirmation from the event that the animated film will be released in two parts next year. Part one will arrive in the summer, with part two coming in the fall.

Batman: The Long Halloween is one of the Dark Knight’s most beloved comic book stories. Written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Tim Sale, the 13-issue maxiseries was published in 1996 and 1997 and is described as follows:

“Christmas. St. Patrick’s Day. Easter. As the calendar’s days stack up, so do the bodies littered in the streets of Gotham City. A murderer is loose, killing only on holidays. The only man that can stop this fiend? The Dark Knight. In a mystery taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, Batman: The Long Halloween is one of the greatest Dark Knight stories ever told.

“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.”