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With the Dark Knight out of the picture, the war for control of Gotham City wages on. In next month’s action-packed FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #3, Bane steps up his game. Understanding the power of the Bat symbol, he builds himself a version of Batman’s costume – and thus becomes what he hates most in an attempt to ensure that he conquers the battle-ridden city. But is simply wearing a bat on his chest enough to make Bane win this territorial war? And in an epic battle where he faces off against Killer Croc at Wayne Towers, one of these villains must fall.
“It's a clear goal, actually, for each of their distinct parties, so to speak. Gotham is the prize, and there's nothing else on their radar. They just want Gotham and each one has their own reasons for wanting it,” writer Peter Tomasi recently said to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES about the miniseries. “Bane wants to take over as one entity, while Arkham is schizophrenic and they're already taking it over as separate entities that play into their psyche.”
In the gallery above, take a look at a page from FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR #3 featuring Bane doing his best Batman impression, and sound off in the comments section below about what you think is coming next for Gotham City!