I was reminded of another Ellison Batman story I read not too long ago in an old back-issue of Detective Comics. It was a pretty funny one. Batman goes out looking for trouble and just can't find any that isn't quickly handled without him, which makes for a miserable night.
Cool news. Garcia Lopez is one of the all-time greats of comic illustration and any new work from him is a reason for high anticipation -- this project especially. His clean line-style always brings back fond memories of his packaging/design work on the Super Powers toy merchandise.
Yeah, if there was a single artist you wanted to model your universe of characters, he's the man for sure. Love his work, so classical and gorgeous, and he hasn't lost a bit of his touch.