In the spirit of my favorite time of the year…here are a few things that scare me. THE FLAMINGO. This guy has death and danger written all over him. He rides a motorcycle and rips people’s faces off for fun. Oh yeah, and to top it all off, he’s dressed head-to-toe in pink. What’s not to be afraid of? If Batman & Robin thought they had their hands full with Red Hood & Scarlet, well, they haven’t seen anything yet. Check out the Flamingo in all of his pink and face-ripping glory in BATMAN & ROBIN #6.
Writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Ramon Bachs kick off a new era for Azrael, Death's Dark Knight -- starting here. Michael Lane is a man in search of redemption, but doe serving the Order of Purity as God's Angel of Justice bring him closer to his goal, or send him further down a road paved with good intentions? When a hired killer comes to Gotham City seeking revenge for crimes committed decades ago, Azrael faces an impossible conflict: What if God's justice forces the hero to claim one of his servants? Need more? Check out a few pages from the first issue below.
Writer Fabian Nicieza and artist J. Calafiore present a tale of a murdered priest. A desecrated grave marker. A kidnapped child. A secret key. A mystery whose solution could upset the world order. For Batman and Robin to stop the rampage of a zealot named Amon, the Sixth Sinner, they first have to halt a deadlier foe intent on making sure Amon succeeds. To end the killer's mad scheme, Batman faces Azrael, Death's Dark Knight. "The Eighth Deadly Sin" continues in DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #11 and sets the stage for this month's premiere issue of the AZRAEL ongoing series.
The day is winding down, and you're looking for something on the web to help pass the time. How about some Philip Tan BATMAN AND ROBIN #6 art? Not enough? We'll thrown in some Tony Daniel art for BATMAN #693 plus Jock's take on AZRAEL #2? [gallery link="file"]
In a few short days, the final chapter of BATTLE FOR THE COWL hits the stands and the entire world will learn the identity of the new Batman. It’s a journey long in the making and it’s hard to believe all the hard work from all of our creators is finally paying off on the printed page. But we’re not wasting any time resting on our butts. Nope, we’re diving straight into the next exciting phase of the Dark Knight’s life, an era which reflects the new world order for Gotham City and its favorite protector--BATMAN REBORN.