DC is putting out an African Batman. Yes, you read that correctly. Batwing #1, starring the first ever black man to sport the Batman costume, will be released during the company's September initiative. Diversity seems to be a focus given DC's upcoming Mr.Terrific, which is written by a black man and starring a black superhero.
"Batwing #1 is a series that spins right out of Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated storyline. This is the first time that we have an in-continuity black character wearing the Batman costume," said Batman group editor Mike Marts. "Grant has provided us with so many new characters and concepts. He's really just been a fountain of ideas and energy for the Batman group of titles. We have so many different cool things to choose from what Grant creates, and we go with what we think is going to provide readers with the most story and the most excitement. And with this, Batwing won out."