Slipped inconspicuously into a preview of Batman Beyond #8, in stores today, DC quietly confirmed on their official blog The Source that the series will be returning with a new #1 in 2012. Here’s their exact word:
BATMAN BEYOND #8 is the final issue of this run of the series. BATMAN BEYOND will return with an all-new #1 and story arc, “10,000 Clowns,” in 2012.
The fate of Batman Beyond had been unclear since DC’s announcement of the September revamp — the series was not among the “new 52″ books announced, and an issue wasn’t in the publisher’s September or October solicitations. But now it looks like Terry McGinnis fans can rest easy, though whether or not the current regular creative team of writer Adam Beechen and artist Ryan Benjamin (Chris Batista guests on art in issue #8) are returning as well is unclear at this point.
The series debuted as an ongoing in January 2011, following a six-issue miniseries in 2010, and is based on the animated series that ran from 1999 to 2002.