I love this proposed comic idea by artist Declan Shalvey. He enjoys the hard boiled crime side of the Batman mythos, as do I. I would love to see this book, and Declan's cover would be perfect. Click after the jump to see the cover in all it's full-sized glory and get a description from Declan himself.
Here is what Declan had to say about the piece over on ComicTwart:
This is what I would love to do at DC, if ever given the chance.
Dark Knight Detective, a crime series set in Gotham City. Not a superhero book. It would be a mix of Batman: The Animated Series, Year One, Gotham Central, and The Wire.This would be a more street level book with the emphasis on the Batman solving actual crimes instead of fighting super-villains all the time. Someday...