The DC Universe is about to have one of its wildest and most festive crossovers yet. On Friday, as part of their November 2023 solicitations, the publisher announced a new four-issue miniseries titled Batman — Santa Claus: Silent Knight.
Silent Knight will written by Jeff Parker with art by Michele Bandini and will, as the title suggests, partner DC’s Dark Knight with the iconic holiday figure. Silent Knight will reveal that Batman was previously a protege of Santa’s, and will place them both in an unlikely fight against crime.
Santa has appeared in multiple DC titles over the years, beginning with Superman’s Christmas Adventure #1 in 1940.
The myth of Santa and St. Nicholas has factored into an unfortunate occult ritual of John Constantine’s, saved by The Sandman, and challenged by both Lobo and Black Adam.
Silent Knight is part of DC’s Dawn of DC initiative. Beginning this past January, Dawn of DC includes the launch of a number of new titles, as well as a rebrand of books like Action Comics and Superman.
The new titles in the pipeline include Green Arrow, Unstoppable Doom Patrol, Hawkgirl, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Titans, Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Cyborg, Shazam!, Steelworks, Speed Force, and The Penguin.