We’re now in the third week of Batman Eternal, and DC’s new weekly Batman comic shows no sign of slowing down (as indicated by issue #3’s Batmobile meets bombs cover). A dangerously familiar villain is back in town and he’s wasting no time buying friends and high places, while poor Commissioner Gordon is stuck behind bars. But we suspect the big news among fans is that BATMAN ETERNAL #3 is the issue that introduces Stephanie Brown to the storyline as well as The New 52.
So, we have this hero that wears a lot of black and he’s celebrating a little anniversary this year. Seventy-five years… Ring any bells?
Yes, of course we’re talking about Batman. We’ve been talking about Batman all month long here on DCComics.com, and for good reason. He’s one of the most popular characters in fiction. Not just in comic fiction—fiction period. Batman’s been around longer than most of us, and yet he’s more popular than ever. That’s why we’re having this 75th anniversary celebration.
Last week, many of you hit your nearest comic shop or favorite online retailer to grab the first issue of Batman Eternal, our brand new weekly comic featuring the Dark Knight and kicking off with one very bad night for Commissioner Gordon. Well, guess what? The second issue’s out today and so is the third in our series of interviews with the Batman Eternal creative team.
BATMAN ETERNAL #1, the debut issue of our new weekly Batman series, hit stores last Wednesday. We doubt this will surprise anyone who hasn’t just emerged from hypersleep, but we were pretty excited to finally see it in print. After all, it’s our our first weekly series since the launch of The New 52 and the first one to focus entirely on the Dark Knight. However, what we think of it really doesn’t matter.