For several months now, Commissioner Jim Gordon has known he's been working alongside a "different" Batman. But with Bruce Wayne now returned, what will that mean for the future of Gotham City and their own crime fighting chemistry?
BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME: COMMISSIONER GORDON, from writer Adam Beechen and artist Szymon Kudranski, hits Wednesday.
I interrupt my usual DC Nation-ness to bring you, the DC Comics reader, a very important announcement: The comics shipping this month are freaking awesome! I know you're thinking "But Ian, the comics are awesome every month!" and you're totally right - they are - but this month features so many special items I wanted to make sure that you were perfectly clear on the degree of amazing we've got going on. Throughout October we are bringing you specials, new projects, new formats, new beginnings, and much more.
One of the pleasant surprises of the last few months has been BATMAN: BEYOND, from writer Adam Beechen and artist Ryan Benjamin. Beechen’s whodunit take, involving Batman villains past, present and future, connected with fans of the original animated series and a number of new readers intrigued by the futuristic Batman and his vast supporting cast – both familiar and new.
This is it, folks – the secret of the new Catwoman is revealed, along with the identity of the mystery killer. Gotham City remains under siege as Terry McGinnis and Bruce Wayne find themselves at odds. Not great timing, especially with Batman finding himself at odds with a vengeance-crazed villain. All thanks to writer Adam Beechen and artist Ryan Benjamin.
BATMAN BEYOND #4 hits 9/15.
Batman's investigation into the murders of Dark Knight villains past and present leads him to old associates of Bruce Wayne...some of whom aren't so happy to see him. While the mysterious killer picks his next target, the rift between Terry and Bruce widens.
BATMAN BEYOND #3 hits tomorrow.
Bruce Wayne is back – but what has he returned to?
In his absence, his closest allies and deadliest enemies have blazed a new path, creating a Gotham that’s different and in many ways more menacing than the city he left behind. So, how do his protégés, allies and foes react to the man that stands before them?
You heard us mention a while back that Paul Levitz would be writing a Batman Beyond-centric SUPERMAN/BATMAN annual in June -- but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Terry McGinnis, the Batman of the future who is guided by an elderly Bruce Wayne in his efforts to protect Neo Gotham.