Denton just scored what may be their biggest entry into the comic book world yet.
The owners of More Fun Comics and Games on the Denton Courthouse Square revealed this week cover art for an upcoming issue of Batman that features the Dark Knight standing guard over the historic courthouse.
Tim Stoltzfus, who last year got issues of Doctor Who and Spider-Man issued with “Denton” collector's’ covers, said this special variant will go on the June 15 issue, an important one for fans of the comic.
"It’s the DC rebirth. DC has decided to take a fresh take on their characters,” said Stoltzfus. “This is only the third Batman number one printed in the 100 year history of the character."
Stoltzfus used connections within the comic book industry to get the special editions inked, but he said really, it’s the response they’ve received for the Denton covers that keeps them seeking out more.
The Doctor Who and Spider-Man issues sold in big numbers and generated buzz throughout the community and beyond with people familiar to the city.
"We shipped copies of Spider-Man as far away as Finland to people who had been through Denton, went to school in Denton, loved the town and wanted the cover,” said Stoltzfus.
The new Batman cover was designed by DC artist Scott Williams who Stoltzfus said penned a more old-school, detective-era look to the hero; and one that he said has gone over well with customers previewing the image so far.
The comic will be released only at More Fun on June 15. Stoltzfus and community members are working on some sort of celebration to mark the occasion.